Reviews and Press

The Magnus Archives

“I could hardly recommend a podcast any higher than this one. It’s among the cream of the crop. It’s not only horror podcasting at its finest. It’s contemporary horror writing at it’s finest.”
Eric Mertz –

33 Podcasts For Horror Lovers
Lit Reactor

“The Institute has been active for centuries and as Sims, whose charmingly grumpy mic presence is a highlight, digs deeper he finds out they’ve stumbled on something awful.”
Alasdair StuartGamesradar

“I would like to give The Magnus Archive a special recommendation. Its a top notch effort from a fairly new production company and its worth listening to on quality of the stories alone, and the possibility of the framing device developing its own sub-plots is the icing on the cake. Thoroughly recommended for any fan of that sort of horror, its a delightfully spine tingling experience.”
Megan TalbotAber Student Media

The Cambridge Geek

“One of the best horror podcasts out there right now and one breaking new narrative ground.”
Alasdair Stuart – Ghostwoods Books

“You need to listen to this podcast. If you are any fan of horror or suspense, you must listen. Each unique tale will bring you to the edge of both your seat and your sanity.”
The Daftest Punk You Know

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Tess Cagle – The Daily Dot

“And even when other voices become more common, Johnathan Sims is still the glue that holds them all together. So the show is either going to sink or swim on that voice. And Sims is delightful.”
Lane Robbins – Speculative Chic

“…had me listening to every available episode – of which there are over a hundred – in seven days.”
Confessions of a Book Worm

“The Magnus Archives is the total package – great writing with interesting stories and characters (and some beautiful wordcraft at times), quality production and performances, and an eerie atmosphere that inspires its own sort of wonder.”
Rowan Rook – Beware The Rook

50 Best Horror Podcasts of 2018 “Damn do they do weird horror well”
Alex Hensley – AudioDramaRama

“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…”
The Night Blogger

10 scary podcasts to listen to in the dark “Sim’s crisp voice, and the largely minimalist production, lend the stories an eerie, creeping dread that speaks to just how powerful a well-acted tale can truly be.”
Bryan Bishop and Andrew Liptak – The Verge

5 offerings (that aren’t horror films) to get you in the October Spirit “With its vast catalog of horrors and excellent production values, The Magnus Archives has something for everyone”
Caitlin PenzeyMoog, Clayton Purdom, Baraka Kaseko, and Emily L. Stephens – AV CLUB

“10/10 would recommend to creepypasta lovers and fans of well-acted audio dramas”

“You’ll go into an episode about a scary doll, for instance, thinking, “Oh, this is silly”–but by the time the episode’s ended, you’ll be avoiding the toy aisle next time you hit up Target.”
Wil Williams – Discover Pods

The 17 Best Horror Podcasts of 2019  “The timely use of sound effects heightens the dread, as does the slick production and professional voice acting.”
Brian Hall LifeWire

Top 30 Horror Audio Podcasts & Radio You Must Subscribe and Listen to in 2019

The 10 Best (& Most Terrifying) Horror Podcasts Of All Time “It’s hard not to love The Magnus Archives”
Kirstie Landry – Screen Rant

Ranked Number 1 Best Horror Podcast on the list of top 10 Horror Podcasts
Kylie Hemmert – Mandatory

“…you only need to listen to one episode to become hooked, waiting every week for a new episode to draw you further in to the depths of the archive.”
Catriona Harvey-Jenner – Cosmopolitan

The Best Horror Podcasts For Halloween “Since the Magnus Institute is the kind of place it is, you get case after case of unsettling Europeans creepiness, the most effective kind of creepiness.”
Dillon McLaughlin – Cool Material

“This anthology out of the UK has a classic sensibility to it while delivering a wide range of shiver-inducing stories.”
cott Beggs Thrillist

“Excellent British horror stories.”
Bryan Alexander

Rusty Quill Gaming

“One of the biggest appeals of this show is the world Newell has built. It’s a spin on Victorian-ish Earth, with magitek and all you might expect, but a lot of thought has been put into the background political and historical elements that have lead to the campaign that the players have to navigate.”
The Cambridge Geek

Stellar Firma

Stellar Firma is the flagship for Rusty Quill’s expansion plans and they could not have asked for a better show. Which is ironic as everyone who asks for a better planet, by and large, doesn’t get one.”
Alasdair Stuart

Four Stars

The Cambridge Geek