horror stories


Brace Yourself for the NoSleep Podcast

I've heard talk of podcasts for...awhile. But, I didn't run to join the crowd of listeners, because I wasn't sure of this podcast thing, didn't know how it would fit into my life. Last August, when faced with a nine hour car ride alone, I had an overwhelming desire to have someone read me horror stories. My friend suggested I find a podcast to listen to. Wait. Like where they tell me scary stories? Yup. So, I found The NoSleep Podcast and discovered a wonderful land of stories of the weird and creepy and dark.   After my nine hour drive, immersed in a var[...]


Whispers of Poe: The Cask of Amontillado

A little while back, I wrote about ASMR–Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (or ASMR), the tingly feeling some people experience when getting close personal attention like a haircut, eye exam, scalp massage, etc. Anyway, there is a ton of ASMR content out there on YouTube now, and since a lot of ASMR content involves whispering and speaking softly, a lot of people also use the video to help them fall asleep, or cope with stress and anxiety. A while back a friend and I started a YouTube channel that features gaming videos with soft spoken and whispered com[...]


Audio Terror: Famous Ghost Stories With Scary Sounds (1975)

Today, we're taking a trip in the wayback machine, kids. We're going to head back to about 1982 or 83, when an early chapter in my horror-loving origin story was written. When a man by the name of Wade Denning scared the holy hell out of me and helped instill my fascination with all things macabre for the rest of my life. In 1975, Pickwick Records released "Famous Ghost Stories With Scary Sounds," a collection of short horror stories by the likes of Edgar Allan poe, Charles Dickens, Washington Irving and more. Denning--who was well-known for his commercial jingle[...]


Tingles of Terror: ASMR Horror Stories

If you've ever gotten a relaxing, tingly feeling while getting your hair done, having your eyes examined or listening to someone speak softly, then you have experienced ASMR--Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. It's a very calming sensation, and for many people, can be helpful in dealing with stress, anxiety, insomnia and more. Not everyone experiences ASMR, but if you are someone who does, there is an entire community of YouTubers are creating content designed to trigger that sensation. As the ASMR community has grown over the past few years, the content ha[...]