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It’s finally pumpkin spice latte season, and you know what that means: Halloween is right around the corner.

If you’re looking for something a little creepy to get you ready as you pick out your costume and start deciding which candy you’ll hand out to trick-or-treaters, we think these perfectly eerie podcasts and shows should do just fine:

Up and Vanished

The podcast tells the true story of the disappearance of beauty queen-turned-teacher Tara Grinstead from the small town of Ocilla, Georgia in 2005. The case is a mysterious one and took 11 years to solve. Various suspects took heat, including her ex-boyfriend and a man she was rumored to be having an affair with. The podcast is a satisfying one because host Payne Lindsey wraps it up and reveals what really happened to Grinstead.

Up and Vanished - Podcast Trailer (Available now on iTunes)

Available now on iTunes. New episodes every Monday! Up and Vanished is an investigative podcast that explores the unsolved disappearance of Georgia beauty queen and high school teacher, Tara Grinstead. The 11-year-old cold case is the largest case file in the history of Georgia.



This Netflix original series will give you the creeps. It’s from the director of Gone Girl and Fight Club, and it tells the story of two detectives who study the minds and techniques of serial killers and then use this information to educate police officers. It’s set during a time when the term “serial killer” was a new phrase, and it promises to be fascinatingly freaky. Check this show out on Netflix on October 13th.

MINDHUNTER | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

How do we get ahead of crazy if we don't know how crazy thinks? Two FBI agents (Jonathan Groff & Holt McCallany) set out on a sinister investigative odyssey to discover the brutal answers. MINDHUNTER. Coming to Netflix, October 13, 2017.


In the Dark

On an October night in Minnesota, 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling was abducted at gunpoint. For 27 years, the case went unsolved. Finally, a known sex offender confessed, but not before another man spent years wrongfully accused of Jacob’s sexual assault and murder. In the Dark details what went wrong with the Wetterling case. Why did it take law enforcement so long to find Jacob’s killer? It’s a fascinating, informative, and creepy podcast worth a listen.

In the Dark trailer

More about the podcast: Subscribe on iTunes: Child abductions are rare crimes. And they're typically solved. For 27 years, the investigation into the abduction of Jacob Wetterling in rural Minnesota yielded no answers.


The Jinx

This HBO documentary will truly leave you with your mouth hanging open. It’s chilling, but it’s also shocking. It’s the story of accused murderer Robert Durst, who comes from a wealthy New York City family, and adamantly denies his involvement in the murders of which he’s been accused. Durst willingly agreed to be filmed and interviewed, and the final result is captivating.

THE JINX - The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst TRAILER | HBO Miniseries

The Jinx - The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst Trailer - New HBO Documentary Miniseries from the Director of Capturing the Friedmans Subscribe: Folgt uns bei Facebook:


We would definitely suggest diving into these shows and podcasts this weekend, but don’t blame us if you end up sleeping with the lights on.


Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, American Way magazine, The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thrillist, Thought Catalog, and others.