“I haven’t slept in some time. I can’t sleep. My dreams are crawling and many-legged. They are slithering and burrowing. But they always sing the song of flesh.”

An box of old cassette tapes caught your eye. Their labels were oblique, but make promises of sinister mysteries and bone-deep terror. And each in turn poured forth their sorry tales of spectres and blood, of a darkness just beyond the corner of your eye. But as you listened to these disparate cries of the damned, knitted together by a single voice, they began to join into a web more horrifying than once dreamt possible.

The Magnus Archives is a weekly horror fiction anthology podcast examining what lurks in the archives of The Magnus Institute, an organisation dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. Join the new Head Archivist, Jonathan Sims, as he attempts to bring a seemingly neglected collection of supernatural statements up to date, converting them to audio and supplementing them with follow-up work from his small but dedicated team.

Individually, they are unsettling. Together they begin to form a picture that is truly horrifying because as he looks into the depths of the archives, something starts to look back…

Written and performed myself, along with guest actors; and directed by Alexander J Newall. New episodes every Thursday!

Showcase:  Episode #7 – The Piper // (Transcript)

Showcase: Episodes #15 – Lost Johns’ Cave // (Transcript)

Showcase: Episode #38 – Lost & Found // (Transcript)

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