{Scary’s Voices} Sound Bites for December 3rd

Scary’s Voices: Sound Bites for December 3rd

Welcome back to Sound Bites where I highlight the best horror podcasts I’ve heard through the week. If you’re looking for content to haunt your earbuds, these podcasts are just what you need.

My Scream of the Week goes to:

Dark Corners by David Allen Voyles

Last year I recommended Dark Corners for Season 2: Witch-Works, and writer-narrator David Allen Voyles is back even stronger with Season 3: Wraiths of the Appalachian.

Through 13 episodes the story follows Eddie Bowen who feels beaten down by life and is looking for an escape. But once he heads out on a road trip a mysterious voice takes over his radio and guides him through the Appalachian Mountains to camp among the frightening legends that live there. Eddie’s encounters range from making new friends like the wolfdog Snarly Yow to being attacked by Kentucky Goblins, and even a terrifying night trapped in the Bell Witch Cave.

Fans of American folklore and tales of cryptids will love this season of Dark Corners! David Allen Voyles does an excellent job of talking these familiar tales and weaving them into something completely new. Each episode builds the terror and reveals a bit more of what Eddie is actually running from. The episode on the Bell Witch was my favourite for the tense atmosphere and haunting song. Voyles is an excellent oral storyteller and I can’t wait to hear what he releases next.

If you’re looking for something a little more in-line with the holiday season, David has that covered too with the first few episodes of Season 1 and the Dark Corners Dark Holidays 2020 mini-season. I also highly recommend his book The Thirteenth Day of Christmas, which is a collection of holiday-themed horrors.

Dark Corners, Season 3: Wraiths of the Appalachian is inspired by and accompanied by the dark atmospheric music of Mombi Yuleman. The full season is available now and episodes range from 20 to 40 minutes. Find them all on most podcast platforms, through Gestalt Media www.gestalt-media.com/dark-corners/ or visit David’s website www.davidallenvoyles.com

Shiver-Worthy Runner-Up:

The Dark Fusion Podcast

For those of you hoping to spend the chilly nights of December wrapped up in a good book, head over to The Dark Fusion Podcast and your reading pile will never run low again. Hosts Beverley Lee, Stephanie Ellis, and Shane Douglas Keene invite authors to discuss the craft of storytelling, the odd research information horror writers tend to collect, and dig into what spinetingling tales have been haunting their guests.

This week I caught a couple terrific conversations. In Episode 10, Coy Hall, author of the fantastic Grimoire of the Four Imposters, talked about his love of medieval history, folk horror, and where these two intersect. And, being a huge fan of the Tom Nolan detective series, I couldn’t resist listening to author Craig Wallwork in Episode 8 as he spoke about thrillers, facing your own fears, and the delicacy of literary horror.

The hosts of Dark Fusion do a fabulous job of touching upon topics that authors don’t always get a chance to talk about. Beverley, Stephanie, and Shane each bring something different to the conversation and it keeps the episodes fresh and interesting.

Episodes of The Dark Fusion Podcast typically run about 1.5 hours and are available on most podcast platforms. Or, you can listen directly from their website www.darkfusionpodcast.com/dfp/

That’s a wrap for this week’s Sound Bites!

As always, thanks so much to the awesome podcast listeners and creators who have been sending me terrific recommendations. Keep them coming via the comments section below, or direct messaging on Twitter or Instagram (links below). I can’t promise I’ll enjoy every podcast you throw my way, but I’ll give everyone a fair shot.

Remember, I’m all about scary things and spooky podcasts are what I’m after. Content focused on reviewing horror movies and horror books, true paranormal encounters, facts about cryptids, true crimes, and original scary stories are exactly what I want to hear.

Can’t wait to listen to all the dark podcasts you fine fiends suggest, and I hope you’ll join me next Friday for more Sound Bites.

J.A. Sullivan

J. A. Sullivan is a horror writer and paranormal enthusiast, based in Brantford, ON, Canada. Attracted to everything non-horror folks consider strange, she’s spent years as a paranormal investigator, has an insatiable appetite for serial killer information, and would live inside a library if she could.

As curator of “Scary’s Voices” on Kendall Reviews, an article series reviewing horror podcasts, Sullivan loves listening to all things spooky. If you have a horror podcast recommendation, let her know.

On top of contributing short stories to Kendall Reviews, her fiction has appeared in Don’t Open the Door (2019), It Came From The Darkness (2020), and she acted as an assistant editor for Black Dogs, Black Tales (2020). Other spooky tales and updates on her writing journey can be found on her blog.

You can follow J. A. on Twitter @ScaryJASullivan

Check out her blog https://writingscaredblog.wordpress.com

Find her on Instagram www.instagram.com/j.a_sullivan

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