Have you caught up on The Storage Papers, climbed out of the storage unit, and are now itching for something to fill that void? There have been a number of podcast recommendations (mostly, but not all, horror) made by fans on the Facebook group for The Storage Papers. We wouldn’t be in your ears if you haven’t been recommended our podcast, so we want to pay it back and share what fans of The Storage Papers have enjoyed. The below list was largely built from what Anya Harris from the Facebook group compiled in the fall of 2020 (thanks, Anya – and you can check out their podcast here: Ashy as Harris). Special colors are used for other horror podcasts that are with us in the Rusty Quill Network.
- #43 Paranormal Bonus Interview with Deviatus Podcast
- #212 Analyzing the Death of Elisa Lam – The Psychology of a Murder Mystery
- #220 The Murder of James Bulger – The Psychology of Children Who Kill
- #230 Paranormal Activity – The Psychology of Confirmation Bias
In “Alice Isn’t Dead,” written by Joseph Fink and performed by Jasika Nicole, a truck driver searches across America for the wife she had long assumed was dead, encountering not-quite-human serial murderers, towns literally lost in time, and a conspiracy that goes way beyond one missing woman along the way.
“All In My Head” is an audio drama that follows Nova, a young woman suffering from extreme bouts of sleep paralysis and night terrors, created by Alexandra Tandon, performed by Mia Passarella, Michael Warker, Nicole Knudsen, Michael DiNardo, and others.
Ghostly Thistle is created, owned, and run by one person, also creator of “The McIlwraith Statements.” Anon.
“Archive 81” is a found-footage horror podcast about ritual, stories, and sound, written and produced by Marc Sollinger and Dan Powell, and performed by a large cast of voice actors.
“ars Paradoxia” is a story about the past, the future, and the choices we make that can change both forever, from Daniel Manning, head writer, with assistance from a huge production crew and staff.
“Attention Hell Mart Shoppers!” is a serialized horror comedy audio drama podcast about a big box super store unfortunately built on the buried gates of hell, written, scored and produced by Thoreau Smiley.
“The Blood Crow Stories” is an anthology series of horror stories. Each season tells a new, original story over the course of 20 episodes in its own unique production and storytelling style. The first season highlights the story of the early 1900s cruise ship, the S.S. Utopia. Ellie Collins is writer, director, producer, and voice of Darla, and Scott Moore is sound director, audio engineer, and producer, with assistance from others.
“The Black Tapes” is a serialized docudrama about one journalist’s search for truth, her enigmatic subject’s mysterious past, and the literal and figurative ghosts that haunt them both, hosted by Alex Reagan.
Skylark Media, founded in 2018, is an entertainment network creating and producing immersive audio dramas such as “Blackwood,” “Earth Break,” and” The Long Hallway.”
Sam Walker moves to the town of Drisking, MO and quickly befriends two other kids, Kyle and Kimber. When Sam’s sister, Whitney, disappears a few months later, he spends five years wondering what happened to her. When more people start disappearing suddenly, the three friends take it upon themselves to find out what’s happening to all the disappearing people. Produced by Cole Sprouse & QCODE, “Borrasca” contains adult language, violent acts and triggering situations. PG-13.
When Addison Gilmore found the old lockbox of journals filled with entries about bizarre and terrifying events, she thought she’d stumbled upon a unique mass participation fiction project, but as she digs into their contents, it becomes increasingly clear that these journals are more than they seem. This pod is produced and narrated by Lauren Nelson, accompanied by a cast of guest actors.
“The Bright Sessions” is a science fiction audio drama about people with supernatural abilities in therapy, created by Lauren Shippen, and later joined by Mischa Stanton as a sound producer and technical expert.
“The Call of the Void” is a science-fiction/mystery podcast produced by Acorn Arts & Entertainment. Set in modern day New Orleans, the story follows Topher, a young man trying to save his father from a mysterious condition, and Etsy, a young woman who must confront a dark past and overcome the destructive forces of hatred and evil.
A guy moves across country during the pandemic and discovers a trove of letters in the cellar documented strange, paranormal, and horrifying occurrences.
Eve is a true believer. She uses Trevor’s radio show to escape from the death she faces every day while at work. Eve finds faith in believing something else is out there. But, Eve needs to prove that something is real. She forces her way into Trevor’s off-air life, and together they set out to find the truth behind a well-believed conspiracy: aliens on the moon are orchestrating death and harvesting human souls. On their search, the two are forced to face their greatest fears while on the cusp of not only proving the existence of Gods and Monsters, but unveiling one of humankind’s darkest and most profound secrets.
Created by filmmaker Hadrien Royo and author Danielle Trussoni, “Crypto-Z” follows Jane Silver’s mission to restore life on the planet, as she ascends the Alps to discover the mesmerizing yet menacing “Iceman.”
Dark Dice is a horror actual-play D&D podcast that uses immersive soundscapes to create an added layer of immersion.
“Darkest Night” is a binaural audio drama that places the listener at the center of a recovered memory that sounds as though it’s happening in real time. Each chapter delves into the last memories of the recently deceased, slowly revealing a horrifying master plan. “Darkest Night” is narrated by Lee Pace and features acting performances from Denis O’Hare, Maynard James Keenan, Missi Pyle, RuPaul, Michelle Visage, and Jeffery Bowyer-Chapman.
A horror-comedy fiction podcast set within one of the three remaining Dead Letter Offices in the country. Join receiving clerk Conway as he archives the strange, spooky, surreal pieces of lost mail that come through the office.
“The Deca Tapes” is an eight-part mystery story. Recordings have surfaced of ten people that are locked into the same space together. We don’t know where they are, or if they’ll get out. But the answers must be somewhere on these tapes. Lex Noteboom from Amsterdam creates, records, produces, and markets the show.
Created by Andy Garland and produced by Time Signal Productions, “Duggan Hill” is the story of a woman named Sasha Ismond, who goes missing without a trace on a back country road outside the hamlet of Duggan Hill, Saskatchewan. She had been travelling.
This is a D&D real play podcast about four dads from our world transported into the Forgotten Realms and their quest to rescue their sons. Anthony Burch is the DM, Matt Arnold plays Darryl Wilson, Will Campos plays Henry Oak, Beth May plays Ron Stampler, and Freddie Wong plays Glenn Close and mixes and edits the podcast.
After everyone she’s ever known was killed in an alien invasion, Lynn Gellert might be the last person left on Earth. As symptoms of a strange illness seem to set in, Lynn comes to terms with her mortality, only to realize that she’s not sick, she’s pregnant. Lynn is not a survivalist, or even good at camping, but somehow she has to find what it takes to confront a dangerous and uncertain future. “Earth Break” is written by Morgan Ormond, stars Jenny Slate, is directed by Aaron Katz, and is produced by April Lamb.
When a night watchman finishes his shift at work, he is terrified to discover that everyone in the world who went to sleep the previous night has died. Now he and a band of survivors must stay awake and uncover the secret of this global epidemic, before they fall asleep. Starring and produced by Markiplier. Created by Jake Emanuel and Willie Block.
After a young woman saves a man’s life, her investigation into what actually happened that day sets her off on an investigation into a secret world of ancient mythological creatures, a strange nursery rhyme that makes children disappear, and a covert and secret arm of the Environmental Protection Agency known only as “The Department.” FAERIE is an immersive pod from the creator of TANIS, RABBITS and The Black Tapes.
“The Ghastly Tales Horror Show” produces original and classic story adaptations with a literary bent. Founded in 2012 by Scottish horror writer, Michael Whitehouse, Ghastly Tales created nightmarish visions first on Youtube and then via podcast.
“Ghosts in the ‘Burbs” is a blog about the people who live in Wellesley, MA and the ghosts (and monsters) who haunt them. Librarian Liz Sawyer created a little sign and pinned it to the library’s community message board. She shares the ghost stories she collected from her Wellesley neighbors as a result of that sign. Warning: adult language.
“The Grey Rooms” is an audio horror anthology pod, in which Samantha Winters is stuck in a strange hotel with no means of escape. Each day she meets with a mysterious man in the hotel lobby who assigns her a room. Upon entering, Samantha experiences the last moments of another person’s life right before they die a painful death, a Grey Rooms Production.
“Haunted Happenstance” is a spooky series of ghost stories set in Boston, MA. Anon.
Hell Gate City Companion is a podcast offered in the style of a community radio show for the fictional town of Neo Amsterdam, aka Hell Gate City, a seemingly dystopian cyberpunk NYC.
“Help Me” follows protagonist Nicole Keene, whose friend, Olivia, died a few months ago. When Keene goes through her stuff, she finds a voice recorder and uncovers something that proves her death wasn’t just a suicide. Anon.
“The Hotel” is a weekly horror show written by Travis McMaster, starring Mark Whitten, Kelly Nienaltowski, and Graham Rowa, with music by Lauren Pokorney and West Rodri. Listen each week as a guest checks in with The Manager, is assisted by The Lobby Boy, and ultimately killed in strange and terrific ways… all under the watchful eye of The Owner.
Micah Jones has suffered from night terrors and a particularly unnerving recurring dream for as long as she can remember. With the help of her two friends, Devon Williams and Elia Cabral, Micah starts a podcast to explore her dreams and life, with the hope to set her troubled mind at ease. Everything begins well enough until information surrounding her father’s death and a harrowing experience she had as a teenager seem to connect, causing Micah to think that some of her dreams are not dreams at all, but memories.
“I Am In Eskew” is a horror storytelling podcast, taking place in the peculiar city of Eskew – a place of steep and winding streets, where the architecture changes at will, and the rain never stops. Narrator is David Ward, a man apparently trapped in the bizarre and ever-changing city of Eskew, and over time, we begin to hear from Riyo, a London investigator who’s been hired to search for David and who finds herself drawn into the weird orbit of Eskew.
Adapted from E3W Production’s ground-breaking, LA-based immersive show of the same name, “In Another Room,” is a collection of interlocking ghost stories, each one taking place in a different room of a notoriously haunted house. These ghost stories span the entire history of the mysterious home – from its troubled construction in the 1870s, to today – and recount the tragedies of the various souls that have lived, and died, within.
An idealistic journalist tries to make a name for herself by following a group of paranormal explorers obsessed with a seemingly-harmless pastime known as the “Left/Right Game.” The journey takes her into a supernatural world that she (and the other members of the expedition) cannot handle – or survive. Starring and co-produced by Tessa Thompson, written and created by Jack Anderson, and directed by Emma Tammi.
“The Leviathan Chronicles” is a revolutionary science fiction audio drama podcast featuring the voices of over 60 actors, professional sound effects and an original music soundtrack, written and created by Christof Laputka, and directed by Nobi Nakanishi.
Ten years ago, over three hundred men, women and children disappeared from a small town in Tennessee, never to be heard from again. American Public Radio reporter Lia Haddock asks the question once more, “What happened to the people of Limetown?” “Limetown” comes from Two-Up, an entertainment company headquartered in Brooklyn, NY.
An investigation into witchcraft, the occult and secret government operations from H.P. Lovecraft.
Tales of supernatural suspense by Soren Narnia, with music by Kevin MacLeod, incompetech.com, unless otherwise noted.
Arkham Private Investigator Arthur Lester wakes up with no memory of who he is or what has happened, only a nameless, eerie voice guiding him through the darkness.
Ghostly Thistle is created, owned, and run by one person, also creator of “The Antique Shop.” Anon.
Rusty Quill Ltd. is a London-based UK entertainment production company and podcast network.
“Mirrors” is written and produced by Jamie Killen. It stars Lucy Pearce, Sarah Hemmi, Jamie Killen, and Karin Heimdahl, featuring the voice of Sarah Rhea Warner as Eloise.
Ghost stories, folktales, myths and legends from the dark backroads of the American South, told by the region’s best storytellers.
Written by Al Bruno III and produced by Al Bruno III and Brian Mansi
Stephen Belyeu is an Austin based filmmaker and storyteller. Alexis A. Arredondo is a graduate of Texas A&M University Corpus Christi where he double majored in Theatre and Communications-Media
In Gilt City, conscripted couriers are both respected and shunned. They inhabit the borderlands between a growing industrial society and the untamed, arcane frontier that surrounds it. The Night Post is a weekly supernatural audio drama about survival, tradition, and the vast unknown.
In the spring of 2010, a new forum called “Nosleep” appeared on Reddit.com. A year later, as Nosleep was growing at a rapid pace, one member named Matt Hansen proposed the idea of doing a podcast. A small group of Redditors endeavored to put together what would come to be known as The Nosleep Podcast, and on June 13, 2011 Episode #1 was released.
Semi-late night community radio broadcasts from a strange little town in the Crowsnest Pass, Alberta (aka, not just the middle of nowhere, but nowhere itself). Nothing ever happens here. Certainly nothing weird. Why would you even suggest that?
The official ebook and audiobook continuation of the hit show. Serial Box provides this content only to paying subscribers.
Join the Operatives of the enigmatic ORPHEUS organization as they investigate, contain, and attempt to harness occult phenomena around the world in this Actual Play podcast.
Our world is an Alternate Appalachia, centered around the belief that the oldest mountains in the world were never meant to be inhabited. Created by Steve Schell and Cam Collins.
7Lamb Productions is focused on delivering high-end audio dramas in a range of specific genres including: spoof film noir, creature horror, apocalyptic science fiction, superhero dramedy, and many others. Robert Lamb is the creator, writer, producer, and voice actor. These podcasts also feature voice acting from Jack Austin, Amy Laureigh, Nick Engelhard, Hope Ennis, and Brian Messick.
“SAYER” is a podcast by Geekly Inc voiced, written and produced by Adam Bash.
“Scare You to Sleep” is a weekly podcast hosted by Shelby Scott. Each week Shelby will read several spooky stories with added sound effects to create an immersive world of terror. Each story is read in a soothing voice that will acts as a siren song to the terrifying content you will hear.
An immersive audio storytelling series from the database of the SCP Foundation, a fictional, extra governmental organization documented by the massive collaborative-fiction project of the same name, heavily rooted in horror, science fiction, folklore, and urban legend.
This is an actual play, Western themed, character driven drama in a horrifying world, with a few laughs along the way.
Creepy campfire stories and cautionary paranormal tales of ghosts and legends handed down from generation to generation in the American South.
“SPINES” is narrated by Wren Jones. Two months ago, Wren woke up covered in blood, suffering from memory loss, and surrounded by the remnants of some strange cult ritual. SPINES is the story of her search for answers, and the deadly, powerful people she encounters along the way. Head writer is Jamie Killen.
Tanis is hosted by Nic Silver. It is an exploration of the nature of truth, conspiracy, and information.
From a team of podcast creators based in Kentucky, currently available shows include “Thirteen” and “Olive Hill.”
The Town Whispers is a horror anthology podcast, that will tell the many stories hidden behind the fog and the trees and the rain of the Pacific Northwest. If you’ve found yourself here, you should have taken a left, instead of a right, or looked up, when shadows crept from wells that stretch deep down into the underground of our town.
Lillian Harper moves to the small town of Mt. Absalom, Ohio, to care for her estranged mother Dorothy after an injury. Living in the town’s boarding house which has been run by her family for generations, she discovers conspiracies, ghosts, and a new family in the house’s strange assortment of residents.
Dr. Nolira Eck doesn’t know why the Bifrost is empty, but the missing crew is the least of her current problems. The ship is falling apart around her and her new life is slowly fading from reach. Discover a new future, bright and dark. How far would you go for another chance?
Radio broadcaster and parapsychologist Dr. Malcolm Ryder helps calers with their supernatural problems. He also delves into the dark and strange history of America. Callers are haunted by mysterious black doors, see ancient beings in their paisley wallpaper, have terrifying creatures appear in their cars on dark and lonely roads. In the history segment of our show, Ryder tells of the pyramid made of flesh in Palta, Arizona that appeared one morning, of how the Mississippi River is a sleeping leviathan, and of the last known sighting of the dark dealmaker, The Traveling Salesman.
An indie audio drama set in a nightmare ridden, apocalyptic world. An unknown horror grips the country, forcing most of the remaining population into shelter. Tune into the broadcasts from Bunker A:12 and join Professor Ryan as he endeavours to find answers in the wreckage.
Community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events. Turn on your radio and hide.
For Army Reserve Soldier Michael Cross, the world as he knew it ended in an instant. One minute, he’s in college, and in the next, rioters are roaming the highway around him, breaking into cars, and literally tearing people apart. This is the day the dead walk. This is the world of We’re Alive.
A slow burn horror story in the town of Weeping Cedars. Learn about both the past and present of Weeping Cedars with Documentary episodes from the Historical Society and weekly updates from KWPN News at Night.
Follow the collected records of a repair team sent to a remote arctic outpost and unravel what lies waiting in the ice below. This drama podcast features languages and voices from around the globe often showcasing a found footage format, with accurate depictions of modern archaeology, and isolation horror, brought to life by a full cast and a detailed soundscape.
The Wicked Library is the result of a collaboration by many talented independent creators: authors, storytellers, composers, and visual artists.
Mike Walters discovers a mysterious online game called WOE.BEGONE. The first challenge isn’t even that hard. It will probably stay that way, right?
Wolf 359 is a radio drama in the tradition of Golden Age of Radio shows. Set on board the U.S.S. Hephaestus space station, the dysfunctional crew deals with daily life-or-death emergencies, while searching for signs of alien life and discovering there might be more to their mission than they thought.
Doctor Xander Crowe was a formidable psychologist until a terrible tragedy sent him spiraling down the dark pathways of the occult. Now, a strange vision leads Doctor Crowe to the hidden town of Wormwood, where shadows lurk in every corner and evil stains the souls of the inhabitants. Welcome to Wormwood.
This pod, co-hosted by Scott Philbrook and Forrest Burgess, explores and investigates the unknown.
The podcast “Boys and Ghouls” started in 2012 as a monthly horror podcast by Kat Wells and Marshall Hicks, a pair of horror fans living in Los Angeles. Most episodes cover a topic of horror, Halloween, or something under the ‘all-things-spooky.’
A documentary podcast series about the unknown and our relationship to it, featuring real people sharing astonishing paranormal experiences.
In “Hottest Hell,” hosts Kimberly and Edward, an investigative journalist and a parapsychologist, are given a topic to research. Both receive one week to dive into archives and historical essays to find the TRUE crime, paranormal event, or utterly strange occurrence which best fits their assigned theme. The pair then takes turns presenting their stories to a panel of guest judges for feedback, and listeners pick which true story will be crowned victorious. This is a showcase for darker narratives rarely told.
İNTO THE FRAY features top-rated investigators, authors and experiencers from various fields including UFOlogy, Cryptozoology, Paranormal, True Crime and all other manners of the unexplained.
This true horror anthology pod features stories written by those that made it out alive and narrated by Andrew Tate.
Witness accounts detail sights and encounters of the paranormal and cryptozoological variety.
“My Brother, My Brother and Me” is an advicecast for the modern era featuring three real-life brothers: Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy. For roughly five-sixths of an hour each week, with new episodes dropping every Monday, the brothers McElroy will answer any query sent our way, each fielding questions falling into our respective areas of expertise.
“My Favorite Murder” is a true crime comedy podcast hosted by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark.
Just as you might expect from the title, Jim Harold talks about the paranormal.
Bizarre, true scary stories told by those who lived them.
“Real Life Ghost Stories” is a podcast dedicated to real life paranormal experiences hosted by Emma and Dan.
Most platforms about Sasquatch are given to “experts” and “hunters.” This is given to everyday people who detail their sightings and encounters with Sasquatch.
Somewhere in the Skies is a weekly podcast dedicated to discussing UFOs, the paranormal, and just plain weird. Hosted by author and UFO journalist, Ryan Sprague, the show features current UFO events from around the world, audio docs, and special guests.
Presumed true at least SOME of the time, Glynn Washington of “Snap Judgement” will scare the life out of you with these tales of distress, fright, and terror. The Spooked podcast initiated many lovers of fright joy. This pod is thoroughly enjoyable for both skeptics and believers alike.
“ Unearthly” takes real paranormal experiences from real people and re-tells it in a story form.
Howard Hughes (the journalist, not the rich, dead guy) takes you on a journey through the weird, science, conspiracies, space, the afterlife, and other dimension.