49 episodes

"Come on in, have a seat. It's been a while since I've seen you. There's this story I've been dying to tell you. Maybe you'll find it interesting..."

The Wrong Station is a radio horror series in the tradition of Quiet Please and Lights Out, created by Alexander Saxton and Anthony Botelho.

Wrong Station The Wrong Station

    • Drama
    • 4.8, 105 Ratings

"Come on in, have a seat. It's been a while since I've seen you. There's this story I've been dying to tell you. Maybe you'll find it interesting..."

The Wrong Station is a radio horror series in the tradition of Quiet Please and Lights Out, created by Alexander Saxton and Anthony Botelho.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
105 Ratings

105 Ratings

Nocturnal Sea ,

The Twilight Zone, but with more body horror

You’re driving down a dark, lonely road late at night. To keep yourself awake you turn on the radio and flip through the stations. There’s some static, a couple old crooners.

Then you come across a voice.

The narrator is warm, genial. He speaks directly to you, as if you and he are old friends. He wants to tell you a story. Music drifts in. A piano. Pleasant at first. Perhaps a little melancholy. Perhaps a tad ominous. Something isn’t quite right. A subtle, but unmistakable dread drips into your mind. The narrator continues and you slowly realize you’ve turned into, well, the wrong station.

The Wrong Station draws from the same slow-burn horror of classic radio programs such as “Quiet, Please” or “Lights Out”. Sometimes the full horror only dawns on the at the end. Sometimes the exact nature of the horror is left mysterious and only hinted at. But you know you have heard something a dark place and you cannot fully shake off the cold whispers that have crept into your mind.

Music and sound effects are rare, so there is little to distract you as the narrator reels you into deeper, darker waters. I would highly recommend The Wrong Station to anyone who likes a good slow-build dread in their scary stories.

Photoghoul ,

Nice Aesthetic, weird stories

They really nailed the aesthetic of the podcast, but the actual stories are bizarre. A lot of western fantasy/period stories which I don’t think really fits with the idea of a creepy radio station. Hunter, hunter has been the only story I liked so far and it’s not really a creepy story nor does it fit with the aesthetic. Grill Marks is like a 2015 creepypasta but at least it isn’t an old English tale like everything else. Also the intro piano drags. It’s like a full minute that doesn’t lend to build any atmosphere. Cut that down to 10 seconds tops. Audio quality is good.

zangief420 ,

The Best Horror Drama Podcast

Fanatastic mix of modern horror writing with old radio narrative techniques. The best written horror drama podcast that I've come across, and I've defnitely looked hard. Definifely check out the back catalog, especially the historical horror / dark fantasy "In Constantinople". Anthony Botelho has a great voice and huge range, and is a worthy successor to Ernest Chappell.

Five stars.

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