Crime stories and mysteries may not be what you would consider horror, but they can still send chills down your spine and awaken a thirst for explanations and more similar cases. Certain YouTube channels like BuzzFeed Unsolved and podcasts like Over My Dead Body delve deep into the motives behind morbid acts and frightening phenomena, but if you're looking for something distinctly Filipino to listen to while you're stuck at home, podcast Stories After Dark might just be what you need.
The podcast discusses various eerie and hair-raising events and places in the Philippine context, including the 1996 Ozone Disco fire in Quezon City, Loakan Road in Baguio, and Balete Drive in New Manila. It also lays down the facts and resolutions on crimes like the country's first "chop-chop lady" and the Kawit mass shooting in Cavite. Scenes can get pretty graphic, though, so you might want to listen to it during daytime if you're easily spooked.
Its first episode was uploaded on August 7, 2019, and each episode can be as short as nine minutes, or as long as 41 minutes. In case you want to read up on the the cases talked about in the podcast, additional information and resources can be found on the Stories After Dark Instagram page. Got a case you want to be discussed? You can send your suggestions to the Stories After Dark Facebook page.