This is a Halloween PSA. And no, not a public service announcement. I’m talking about a full-on, all-hallows-out, zombie-grade Paranormal Scaries on Audio Alert (okay, so this is technically a PSAA). If you are the kind of ghoul who wants nothing more during the month of October than a disembodied voice telling you a story—a story that will leak from your speakers in wisps and ring from the rafters of every room in your dark, dark house, then RUN! RUN! RUN!!! to one of these haunting listens. Don’t believe me? Why don’t you look in a mirror and ask them yourself. Go on, I DARE you.
A Halloween without vampires is like a closet without skeletons: bo-ring (or shall we say, boo-ring?). Enter Dracul, a prequel to Bram Stoker’s Dracula inspired by notes and texts left behind by the author himself. Dracul is a supernatural thriller that reveals not only the vampire Dracula’s true origins, but also Bram Stoker’s—and the tale of the enigmatic woman who connects them. Read by a fang-tastic full audio cast.
When it comes to tracking the haunting accounts of real-life exorcisms through the centuries and around the world, Penguin Classics doesn’t mess around. You heard that right: Penguin Classics. For the horror geek with discerning tastes, The Penguin Book of Exorcisms is a timeless resource. Impress your friends with your head-spinning knowledge of and appreciation for the finer points of demon possession.
Many Stephen King fans know Sissy Spacek from her chilling performance in the 1976 horror film Carrie, based on this classic novel by the same name. Now you can listen to the Oscar-winning Spacek narrate this visceral tale about an unpopular teenage girl tormented to the breaking point. Here come the nightmares!
Don’t you love it when your friend disappears without a trace and then returns…kinda different? Really has a way of shaking things up! If twisted social circles are your bag, you need to queue up this listen about a group of friends who reunite after one of them returns from a mysterious two-year disappearance.
From New York Times bestselling thriller author Riley Sager, this is a tale—told in two voices—about a woman who returns to the house made famous by her fatherÔÇÖs bestselling horror memoir. Is the place really haunted by evil forces, as her father claimed? Grab your flashlight and ghost-recording equipment, Dear Listener, and you might just find out.
Good thing you’re getting into audiobooks, because I’ve got news: you’re blind-folded. Ahem, I mean, the protagonists in this thrilling sequel to Bird Box are, if they want to stay alive. Listen to the inspiration for the record-breaking Netflix film that starred Sandra Bullock and ÔÇťabsolutely rivetedÔÇŁ Stephen King. Listen, listen, listen…but never look.
Why chose one nightmare when you can haunt your dreams with a smorgasbord of deliciously wicked tales? Listen to this collection of stories read by a full cast and presented by Jason Blum, the award-winning producer behind the groundbreaking Paranormal Activity, The Purge, Insidious, and Sinister franchises.
Can’t sleep? You’re not alone in this audio novella about a deadly insomnia epidemic and the lengths one woman will go to to fight it, from the author of the national bestsellers Swamplandia! and Orange World.
Looking for Halloween listens for kids and teens? Check out our Haunted Halloween Tales for the Whole Family.