If back tingling, spine curling stories sound like your sort of thing, then you should read on.
The Magnus Archives is a podcast like no other. It focuses on the newly appointed Jonathan Sims, head archivist of The Magnus Institute, a collection of statements given by people who have experienced supernatural events. Each episode comprises a new sinister testimony, ranging from a WWII soldier all the way to the 21st century university student. With ill-omened books, alleyway lurkers, ghosts and more, it feels like the creepiest Doctor Who episodes compacted in one series.
Jonathan Sims is not only the main character but also the master wordsmith behind the plot.
Every season is full of genius writing that keeps you thoroughly gripped for what might happen next. The show had a very humble beginning (the entire first season was recorded under a blanket!), and is now a multi-award winning podcast that would be a crime to miss.
I’d recommend listening in light places. Playing it during the daytime will help to control your horror. If you really want to get your spook on, you could fully immerse yourself alone at night, not a light to be seen.
Some comments from some avid fans note:
“It’s got an amazing narrative which unfolds as you listen giving you time to appreciate the characters and grow attached to them. The world is vast and interesting to get into.”
“It’s like a series of excellently written Creepypastas with an intricate overarching plot.”