Malevolent ticks all the boxes of what I look for in a long-form horror story: great pacing, fascinating characters, a high-stakes mystery to unravel, and editing that could make me actually believe a monster from another dimension is manifesting inside of my room. Add to that a brilliant framing d…

Malevolent is one of the best podcasts I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. Harlan is a pro at building suspense, emotion, and scares through superb voice acting and professional sound boarding. Malevolent is a fun, and creative story utilizing Lovecraft mythos to deliver chills and scar…

Fantastic! Stumbled upon this spooky adventure and was instantly hooked. Each addition only furthers my enthusiasm. The characters are engaging and interesting, the mysteries deep but not convoluted, the lore is explorable but not overwhelming, sound design is fan-f'ing-tastic. Treat yourself and g…

A Nightmarish Tale

This gripping story hits the ground running, pulling you right along our two confused and panicked main characters. The ambience and sfx are leveled nicely and do a brilliant job immersing you into the world of Malevolent. The voice actors themselves do a remarkable job creating an emotional depth …

A Nightmarish Tale This gripping story hits the ground running, pulling you right along our two confused and panicked main characters. The ambience and sfx are leveled nicely and do a brilliant job immersing you into the world of Malevolent. The voice actors themselves do a remarkable job creating…

Fantastic world building

These stories are brilliantly immersive, pretty claustrophobic and create a top fantastic foreboding atmosphere. Actual “oshit” moment for me was him getting a lift in the wrong car. I shall recommend this to everyone. And the sound production, superb

amazing story, i love the character dynamic so much. would love to write more comprehensive review when ive caught up, but really really enjoying it so far. the acting is incredible and the sound mixing is so professional. thank you for sharing this work!

A Unique Narrative About the Cthulhu Mythos

Malevolent follows investigator Arthur Lester and a mysterious entity who shares his body. Particularly his eyes. While Arthur uses his experiences as a detective, he must rely on the entity’s descriptions and guidance to navigate the world and its dark mysteries. The character interactions and nar…

I love Malevolent

A chilling, gripping and mesmerising ride. Can this really be the work of one person? Not only can you get sucked into the darkness created by Harlan Guthrie but there is a fascinating discord server with a knowledgeable, interesting and inclusive community. There are Patreon options too, w…

New Favorite Podcast

Malevolent is a fantastic character-focused horror story. The show uses the audio-only medium very well by incorporating the narration into the dialogue and keeping a sense of mystery. There is a lot of re-listrn value to try to piece the story together as we learn more of what is going on! I even …

Best Horror Podcast of 2021

Unique storytelling format, experimental narratives, and genuinely scary!


Had me hooked from the first two sentences. Incredible storytelling and characters, perfect blend of mystery, madness, and monsters. 5 million out of 5, please everyone listen to this immediately.

Horror with Heart

This podcast is amazing in terms of horror, mystery, and also friendship between two unlikely people. If you want a podcast with good characterizations, a fleshed out story, and phenomenal voice acting then Malevolent is definitely for you!

absolutely fantastic

The story, sound design, and voice acting are all top notch. Audio dramas may not be your thing, but if they are, you'll love Malevolent.

Good, really good. This isn't a garden variety horror audio drama. The voice acting, pacing, and sound quality are so well done that it needs to be included in the top tier of Lovecraftian media. Never would have thought the phrase I DON'T KNOW ARTHUR would be so impactful.

This Podcast needs to come with a warning label because it's too damned addictive. I binged through their entire back catalog in a day and I NEVER. BINGE. SHIT. The story is told in a unique and fascinating new way and they pull it off with a flair of genius. I wish I could engineer sound half as g…

The Best Parts of Lovecraftian Horror

Malevolent has superbly crafted a story of violence, monsters and mystery. I love the conceit of a Arthur man with a voice in his head, who has exclusive use of the protagonist’s eyes. As Arthur blindly gropes through this world, so do we. Why is the voice bound to him? Why is everyone out to hurt …

One of the most unique and immersive shows I have ever heard. Incredible dialogue, immense tension, brilliant story-telling, and a way in which there is a narrator to the listener without separating the listener from their immersion into the story. Truly a brilliant idea that was executed to perfec…

One of the Most Immersive Shows Out There!

Beautifully done and legitimately terrifying! I listen to a LOT of horror pods and this is one of the few that scare me. Bravo!


This show is absolutely amazing! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the SFX are so good, I’ve had to do the audio equivalent of a double-take when I’m listening. 10/10 would recommend!

an eldritch delight

the story is interesting and exciting, the characters are engaging and fun, and the sound design is stunning!! I was hooked from the first episode and I'm eager for more!

Here's the deal...

The best review I can give for Malevolent is that I listened to about 10-15 seconds of it and got so scared by the sound design I had to turn it off. 5 Stars.

"What if you couldn't trust your eyes"

We've all wondered if the shape of reality is reflected properly in our eyes, that sometimes we feel that we can't trust what we see. What if we take it one step further? In Malevolent, we're introduced to a brilliant premise, that the narrator has lost control of part of their eyesight (or p…

You definitely need to listen.

Lovecraftian horror and two guys just sharing a body and being pals? Yelling each other’s’ names? Beautiful music? Lovely voice acting? A very intriguing story so far? I feel like this podcast was made for me, and I love it.

The Best Horror Audio Drama

An incredible mix of a brilliant concept, wonderful execution, and extremely talented sound design. The creator delivers an experience that will pull you into the dark and foreboding world of Malevolent, making it easy to lose yourself in this wonderful story.

Excellently acted with excellent sound design. Amazing for such a small project.

you need to check out this show. seriously! stellar design, writing, and acting work together to create such a perfectly crafted atmosphere. suspenseful, chilling, and haunting in all the wonderfully right ways, malevolent grabs you, pulls you in, and keeps you.

Malevolent is a cosmic horror story with plenty of mysterious twists and turns as the stakes deepen. It is an overall excellent show with strong writing, engaging descriptions, an immersive atmosphere, and interesting characters. Patreon backers receive early access to shorter episodes (compiled la…

I started off listening to the first few public episodes of Malevolent. When I caught up, I decided it would be a great time to up my Patreon pledge so I could have access to the weekly episodes for awhile at least. I've enjoyed being a part of the process (and the story itself), that "awhile at le…

Literally amazing

It’s a crime that this show doesn’t have more listeners and I can tell that the people behind it are just good at this, like they could make another podcast and have it be just as good. Thank you Apple podcast algorithm for showing me this

Love the scary content. Harlan is great.

Fascinatingly Spoopy

This is a fantastic podcast that makes you sit on the edge of your seat while building incredible suspense and outright fear. It's the right level of twisted and creepy throughout! Lovecraft would be proud :D

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It would seem Harlan Guthrie has found the perfect storyline hook for a one man dialogue that takes Arthur and his passenger into the proverbial wolves' den, again and again. Five out of five, and if you haven't subscribed yet, NOW LISTEN HERE ARTHUR


This has become my favourite ongoing podcast. Besides the fascinating premise of a man losing his sight and finding a voice in his head that can use his eyes, the plot is wonderfully mysterious, voice acting is top notch, and sound design is beautiful. Anyone who enjoys horror/mystery/thriller shou…

I've just listened to the first episode of this podcast, and am blown away with the writing and the production. A snappy back and forth between two very different characters, a new take on the Lovecraft mythos to explore and a sinister mystery to solve. Great stuff.


This is the best serial podcast I have ever listened to. It’s both terrifying and humanizing at once. The characters are vividly portrayed and the writing is superb. We listen to the episodes more than once and catch something new every time.

Great show with dark atmosphere and superb character voices and sound scape.

This show has some of the most distinct sound design I´ve ever listened to. I immediately immerse myself in this dark and scary world, following Arthur as he tries to solve mysteries and hauntings while being haunted himself. It leaves me feeling like there really is a parallel world where the worl…

Lovecraftian Horror at its Absolute Best

If you enjoy anything from the Lovecraftian mythos, you will absolutely enjoy this podcast! Harlan does an incredible job. It's atmospheric in all the right ways.

If you enjoy anything from the Lovecraftian mythos, you will absolutely enjoy this podcast! Harlan does an incredible job. It's atmospheric in all the right ways.

This podcast is incredibly well produced, with great acting and sound effects contributing perfectly to the creepy atmosphere. Highly recommended

I am a big fan of audio dramas and this is one that has moved me to the edge my my seat during multiple episodes. If you like the feel of the Call of Cthulhu RPG then you will enjoy this. If you like suspense, you will enjoy this.

This series manages to pull the listener into its atmospheric, dark world in such a clever and compelling way - a brilliant concept, gorgeous sound design (seriously!!!) and voice acting, wonderful writing, and such an obvious love from the creator for stories like this that permeates every aspect …