There’s something about audio that lends itself beautifully to horror – hearing a narrator reading a creepy novel, replete with spine-chilling sound effects – blood-curdling screams, creaking, old staircases, whirling winds in eerie graveyards is enough to set your imagination absolutely wild . We have all heard horror stories in our childhood from our grandparents and that too during the nights, and they all used to be fun yet spooky.
As we get into the Halloween spirit here are 5 nail-biting audiobooks to tune into which are incredibly spine-tingling horror audio stories. These Audible audiobooks are sure to spook the living daylights out of you.
Bhoot Kaal With Neelesh Misra: Season 2
Written by: Anulata Raj Nair and Narrated by Neelesh Misra
This is a 20-episode podcast series with Neelesh Misra who will take you through unbelievable supernatural and horror stories from remote corners (urban and rural India) of the country that are sure to send chills down your spine. Enter a world of cursed apartments, desert ghosts and demonic possessions that will play on the very basic human instinct – the fear of the unknown.
Written by: Affy Ali, Manali Rasal, Mantra; Narrated by: Ashwini Kalsekar, Sayantani Ghosh, Sudhanshu Pandey, Hitesh Bhojraj, Akash Makhija, Riya Deepsi, Arpita Vora, Affy Ali, Ajit Shidhaye ; Created by: MnM Talkies
For hundreds of years, every member of the Shah family has died a gruesome death, plagued, followed and killed by a violent curse sparked by a horrific act, a woman burned alive. Aman, Nina and Sam are unaware of the curse until their grandmother reveals the horrors the family has faced for centuries. As the story unfolds, will Aman, Nina and Sam manage to escape or will they have to face their own cursed end.
Chowkidaar: The Lost Soul
Written by TMV Studios
This podcast is based on true legends from around India and will take you through the story of a man who gets employed as a security guard at a dilapidated and empty mental hospital. Little does the man know that the hospital building is only a facade and a headless horseman inhabits the building.
Secrets Of Bari Sarkar
Written by Sutapa Basu; Narrated by Mehr Dar
Anahita Sarkar is bequeathed in a mansion in Kolkata that she has never seen and has to travel to the City of Joy to dispose of her inheritance, only to realize that it has deep, dark secrets. As she enters the mansion, these secrets become enigmas that pursue her. A grand house that speaks to her, an intriguing visitor who knows a little too much, a friendly foe who wraps secrets in riddles, and a cursed mysterious past—putting her family’s reputation and values at stake. Can she dig deeper to unravel the mystery and turn the cursed inheritance into a blessing?
Ghosts Of The Silent Hills: Stories Based On True Hauntings
Written by Anita Krishan; Narrated by Riya Mukherjee
This audiobook is a collection of spine-chilling stories based on true hauntings that will make your nights a little scarier. Ghosts of the Silent Hills has some gripping audio stories set in dense, menacing forests where one never knows what lurks around in the cold, dark nights. Story of how a beautiful woman in white haunts the lonely pathways, looking to enchant and ensnare men.
PS: We suggest you leave the lights on tonight as you listen! Happy Halloween!