Our thriving podcast scene has a show for everyone – even all you die-hard horror aficionados. To help get us all in the ghastly spirit of the season, we’re highlighting three locally-made podcasts that will spook + delight you — and all podcasts are available on your preferred streaming platforms.
From writer + storyteller David Voyles (who you might remember from Asheville’s ghostly Dark Ride Tours), Dark Corners now has three seasons under its belt. The first collects 13 separate spooky stories. The second, Witch-Works, has a complete storyline involving a creepy toy factory owned by a mysterious millionaire. The third, Wraiths of the Appalachian, focuses on the story of Eddie Bowen, a young disillusioned man who embarks on a terrifying 10-day journey through the Appalachian region where he encounters a slew of supernatural creatures + characters.
Want even more horror from David? Don’t miss mini-season Dark Holidays, which features three episodes of dark Yuletide tales.
Old Gods of Appalachia
This horror anthology podcast boasts three seasons and features standalone tales or short multi-episode series created by childhood friends Steve Shell (of Asheville) and Cam Collins (of Bristol, TN). The podcast won Best Overall Podcast + Best Audio Drama or Fiction Podcast in the 2021 Discover Pods awards and is a finalist in this year’s AudioVerse Awards.
Co-created by writer Jamieson Ridenhour and actress Hayley Heninger, this don’t-miss podcast features four seasons and four different, yet connected storylines. Season 1 features Annelise, a woman struggling to find herself in a city very similar to Asheville. Season 2 follows Ellen, who stumbles into a dark world in nineteenth-century Britain. Season 3 introduces us to WWII codebreaker Josie, who starts seeing dead people in London. Season 4 follows a construction company hired to renovate the abandoned — but not necessarily empty — Hawthorne House which has malevolent ties to the lead contractor’s grandfather.
Need more atmospheric horror in your life? Don’t miss Palimpsest’s Visitations: Five Stories of the House — the fourth story comes out on All Hallow’s Eve itself, Mon., Oct. 31.