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For the last few years, we have been bombarded with multiple ways of receiving our media and entertainment. From YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, and HBO GO to Kindle, Audible, and Facebook, the list goes on; and it doesn’t need me name-dropping all of them. I feel safe enough assuming that you guys are already using these services.

Now, one of my favorite things to do in life is to sit down and enjoy a horror flick (especially slasher films), but I can’t sit around all day and indulge in that great pastime as much as I would like so I also listen to a lot of different horror-themed audio programs. In that realm, the podcast seems to be king! I would like to share with you fine people ten great shows that I feel your ears deserve to hear!

The Jack and Nick Horror Show

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This podcast is hosted by two friends who just love horror in all of its various shapes and forms! The show is hosted by Jack Knapp and New Jersey Nick, who have been podcasting for quite some time now. The two of them were original members of an older podcast called SlasherCast which went away, and luckily for the fans, Jack and Nick came back fairly quickly with this show. The show itself features some news, a Movie of the Week, and usually a segment where they include the fans in one way or another. The show is great and keeps getting better and better with each passing episode! Hands down this podcast is a must for me; I can’t recommend this show enough!

You can check them out here:

https://twitter.com/jackandnickshow

https://www.facebook.com/The-Jack-and-Nick-Horror-Show-397123470481037/

http://jackandnickhorrorshow.libsyn.com/

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jackandnickhorrorshow/jack-and-nick-horror-show

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jackandnickhorrorshow/jack-and-nick-horror-show

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHNRAyEIZeRE-wUSdD_tfrA

Alone in the Dark Podcast

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Hosts Michael Boylan, Tom Neff, and Matt Strippoli come together to bring us a fairly entertaining podcast where they discuss and review horror movies both new and old. Most of their episodes feature top five and top ten lists, as well as interviews. Their release schedule is a little spotty considering they started in 2014 and only have twenty-one episodes, but they are all quite enjoyable! Go check them out; their newest ep is a fan commentary on Friday the 13th Part 7: The New Blood, and it is great!

You can check them out here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/alone-in-dark-horror-podcast/id841104297?mt=2

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/alone-in-the-dark-horror-podcast

http://aloneinthedarkpodcast.buzzsprout.com/

https://www.facebook.com/aloneinthedarkpodcast

https://twitter.com/aloneinthedarkp?lang=en

https://www.instagram.com/aloneinthedarkpodcast/

Horror 101

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Horror 101 is a fun little podcast hosted by Cash Wampum, Brian Stewart, and Nick MacPherson and sometimes brings various other co-hosts depending on the show.  It is very informative, and the goal of this podcast is to focus on the hidden gems within the genre that you may or may not have missed. The show features soundtrack music, audio clips from the films they are discussing, and trivia. It is highly entertaining and I feel that it is a must for all horror podcast fans! These guys know their shit and provide little insights and opinions that will provide you with a great time!

You can check them out here:

http://horror101.ca/

https://twitter.com/Horror101

https://www.facebook.com/Horror-101-Educating-Your-Fears-204050599616063/

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/horror-101-podcast

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/horror-101-podcast/id548172803?mt=2

Chilling Tales: The Podcast

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Chilling Tales is a great podcast that is bringing back audio theater. Each episode is hosted by the host of the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival, Steve Taylor, who gives great narration around the fun and spooky short stories that they bring to life. The podcast features multiple voice actors that are all great, and the production value is definitely there. If you are looking for a podcast that features horror fiction, give this one a shot! They churn out weekly episodes that are usually at least an hour long and give us two stories for our listening pleasure. The show is also available on YouTube if you would rather check them out through that.

You can check them out here:

https://www.youtube.com/user/chillingtaleswi

https://www.facebook.com/chillingtalesfordarknights/?fref=nf

https://twitter.com/ChillingTalesWI

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/chilling-tales-the-podcast/id1073511568?mt=2

Decades of Horror 1980’s

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Decades of Horror is brought to us by the same guys behind Horror News Radio. Doc Rotten, Thomas Mariani, and Christopher G. Moore bring us episodes that discuss films from the 1980’s. This is a fun show that helps to pass the time while at work, cleaning, or just relaxing. The hosts all have interesting takes and opinions on the films that they discuss, and I would recommend checking this out, especially if your favorite time in horror was within this decade.

You can check them out here:

http://decadesofhorror.com/homepage/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/HorrorNewsNetPodcast/

https://twitter.com/HorrorNewsRadio

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/decades-horror-1980s-classic/id473140281?mt=2

http://www.podbean.com/site/Download/index/pid/239207/eid/24977491

The Cult Classic Horror Show

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The Cult Classic Horror Show is quickly becoming one of my personal favorite podcasts that is out there right now. Hosted by twin brothers Danny and Scotty Bohnen, the two bring us great content with a monthly theme. The show also gives the fans a good way of interacting with the hosts to try to become their weekly “Freak of the Week,” where they get to earn free swag as well as get a chance to join the two of them on the show! The podcast is relatively new, but they release content weekly and are very entertaining. The guys talk a little bit about current news in horror but mostly spend the show discussing a couple of movies from their current theme. The show just had a great run of a few episodes on The Texas Chain Saw Massacre franchise that I highly recommend!

You can check them out here:

http://cultclassichorror.com/

https://www.facebook.com/cultclassichorror/

https://twitter.com/culthorrorshow

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdjZ8K_-7c2giIrDqxpLZUQ

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-cult-classic-horror-show/id1062638318?mt=2

Now Playing Podcast

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This is the first podcast that I ever listened to; their first retrospective was on the Friday the 13th franchise, and they have done a lot of the mainstream horror films since then. I will state upfront that this is not 100% a horror podcast, but I felt they deserved a shout-out due to them covering the horror that they have. The hosts –  Arnie, Stewart, and Jakob – are all well versed and knowledgeable about films and cover everything pop culture in film. This one is highly recommended!

http://www.nowplayingpodcast.com/

https://twitter.com/NowPlayingPod

https://www.facebook.com/nowplayingpodcast/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/now-playing-movie-review-podcast/id259617791?mt=2

The Hysteria Continues

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This podcast is all about slasher flicks! Hosted by Justin Kerswell, Joseph Henson, Erik Threlfall, and Nathan Johnson, these guys are absolutely hilarious and provide tons of great content. Like I said, they focus mainly on slasher flicks but do occasionally stray away to cover some other films that may not be considered slashers in the traditional definition of the sub-genre, but in one way or another they have some sort of loose connection. These guys are knowledgeable, and the cast has even been called upon to do fan commentaries on releases of old slasher flicks, their newest commentary being on a new release of the cult classic film The Burning! I have been listening to these guys for a while now and would highly recommend their show to fans of the sub-genre.

You can check them out here:

https://www.facebook.com/TheHysteriaContinues/

https://twitter.com/THC_Podcast

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-hysteria-continues/id418884138?mt=2

http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-hysteria-continues

The Movie Crypt

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As a reader of Dread Central, you should be aware of this show already considering that our very own Uncle Creepy was recently a guest. The Movie Crypt is a wonderful podcast hosted by directors Adam Green, (Hatchet, Frozen, “Holliston”) and Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2, Everly, Knights of Badassdom) where they sit down and have in-depth discussions with various actors, directors, and writers to give us insights into the business. If you are interested at all in filmmaking, or just enjoy hearing about how people came to be where they are, then you need look no further than right here!

You can check them out here:

http://geeknation.com/podcast/the-movie-crypt/

https://www.facebook.com/themoviecryptpodcast/?fref=nf

https://twitter.com/MovieCrypt

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-movie-crypt/id669684401?mt=2

Brainwaves    

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Brainwaves is a fun internet radio show hosted by Dread Central’s own Steve “Uncle Creepy” Barton and Joe Knetter. The show goes live every Wednesday evening at 9:00PM Pacific Time and features the two hosts bantering back and forth about all things horror. From real-life horrors to the fictional horror that we all enjoy, these guys bring us fun and entertaining shows that include guest call-ins, music, and more! If you have always wished for a radio talk show that is centered around the dark and the macabre, you definitely need to be listening to this show!

You can check them out here:

http://www.dreadcentral.com/category/podcasts/brainwaves/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/brainwaves-horror-paranormal/id1122900737?mt=2

https://www.blubrry.com/dreadcentral/

https://www.facebook.com/brainwavestalk/

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