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 later into publicly available content), and can even vote on various decisions at the end of each episode. These choices are woven seamlessly into the overarching story, and the strong writing brings it all together in a way consistent with the characters and direction of the story. The concept, including the use of a sightless character, works really well in this format and serves to create a rich world that I have enjoyed exploring. I started listening to the free content, binged that, and started backing on Patreon because I wanted to hear more. A really delightful and terrifying show.

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 least" has become more permanent. Malevolent is an amazingly designed podcast that feels completely immersive even without the voting element. If I wear headphones, I will occasionally jump and turn around because it feels like the thing happened right behind me. But it's more than the sound design that makes this my favorite horror podcast. The writing and voice acting both make the characters feel real and believable, and there's just enough of a sprinkling of lightness to keep it from being *too* tense. While it does heavily feature Lovecraft horrors as the description says, it's definitely without the issues that have kept me from looking into Lovecraft now that I know I like horror. So prospective listeners concerned about that can rest easy.

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 should listen to this.

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 world is a scary and horrifying place. Welll done!

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 of the recording. Seriously, I cannot recommend Malevolent enough - if you enjoy anything spooky and mysterious, or just want to try listening to something new from a creator who puts so much effort into their work, you need not go further than the story of Arthur Lester.