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.
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
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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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.
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.
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!
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 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.