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Make your statement, face your fear.



A weekly horror fiction podcast examining what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organisation dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. Join Jonathan Sims as he explores the archive, but be be warned, as he looks into its depths something starts to look back…



New episodes every Thursday produced by Rusty Quill, featuring guest actors, short stories, serial plots and more.

The Magnus Archives Rusty Quill

    • Performing Arts
    • 5.0, 247 Ratings

Make your statement, face your fear.



A weekly horror fiction podcast examining what lurks in the archives of the Magnus Institute, an organisation dedicated to researching the esoteric and the weird. Join Jonathan Sims as he explores the archive, but be be warned, as he looks into its depths something starts to look back…



New episodes every Thursday produced by Rusty Quill, featuring guest actors, short stories, serial plots and more.

    MAG 174 - The Great Beast

    MAG 174 - The Great Beast

    Case ########-14


    An examination of scale


    Recorded by The Archivist in Situ.


    Content warnings:
    - Insignificance / Diminuition 
    - Arguments
    - Body horror 
    - Falling
    - Dissociative amnesia 
    - SFX of deep impacts, destruction and 'pressure wave' distortions


    Thanks to this week's Patrons: Teo Qvillberg, cussbunny, Emilia Lee, Cora Larson, Rapsodia, Hannah McNutt, I Think Spirals Should Vote, Amaya, Stacy Bright, Matt Freeman, Black Dog, Karin Hammarsten, Heather Biggs, cinnabi, Maria Tickerhoof, Kathryn Nye, Jackie Tolomeo, Mary S., Laura, Miranda B., Kiera Gittins, tjesje, Jeffrey De Koning, Luis Narro, Ian A., Cristina Stubbe, Hayley Phoenix, kototyph, Katie Glasson, Arcturus, Jennie Styan, Abigail Eileen, Kris L, Danny Colgan, Jude, Jennifer Dyas, Cadence Yungwirth, Megan Batchelor, Moomin Family, Samantha Leigh, Anita Mathisen, Stephanie Shinkle, Alienea, Hannah Sanner, Joan the Deer, C. E. McGill, Tamara Steeves, Nadia Bracegirdle, stitch, Esme Weil 


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    Edited this week by Annie Fitch, Brock Winstead & Alexander J Newall


    Written by Jonathan Sims and directed by Alexander J Newall


    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies


    Performances:
    - "Martin Blackwood" - Alexander J. Newall 
    - "The Archivist" - Jonathan Sims 
    - "Simon Fairchild" - Karim Kronfli 
    - "Helen" - Imogen Harris 


    Sound effects this week by jamesrodavidson, LiamG_SFX & previously credited artists via freesound.org.


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    • 24 min
    MAG 173 - Night Night

    MAG 173 - Night Night

    Case ########-13


    Considerations of youth


    Recorded by The Archivist, in Situ.


    Content warnings:


    - Children in peril
    - Screams (inc SFX)
    - Bullying
    - Emotional abuse / neglect
    - Darkness
    - Isolation / Helplessness
    - Fear of bodily harm
    - Perceived parental negligence




    Thanks to this week's Patrons: Kenna Malone, Meg Simmons, James, MEGAN GREEN, Talbot Elfgrunge, Julia Mejbaum, Chuck Lambing, Sarah Burke, eicas, Serena Jensen, veevox, Brinnanza, Darth Nexus, Tiny Demon Dragon, Avery Breakell, Philip Kelley, Darcy M, Maria Blowers, Kellen, Cats 2019 Was A Pretty Good Movie, Allegra Rosenberg, Rachel Berger, Eleanor Mae Langston, Wren Valadin, Sarah Poiani, Ashley Crutchfield, Space Arbys, Annie Nate Schindler, Lana Elise, Emily Rose, Rebecca B, Piper, trinity, Evan Lukas, elwids, June W, Kayleigh T, sarenraesbesthope, Erin Yost, corbett, Erebus Odora, Senna_Redtail, Φ, Lorelei Millund, mathias elliot, Natazha Thomsen, Dr. Teatime, Mariana Bittermann, Sara Norris, Rachel Gould


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    Edited this week by Nico Vettese, Maddy Searle, Brock Winstead & Alexander J Newall


    Written by Jonathan Sims and directed by Alexander J Newall


    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies


    Performances:
    - "Martin Blackwood" - Alexander J. Newall 
    - "The Archivist" - Jonathan Sims 
    - "Callum Brodie" - Will Harvey 


    Sound effects this week by Carlvus, Yuval, Brokenphono, klangkonserve, nebyoolae, ivolipa,  Bpianoholic, Iamgiorgio, jwheeler91, Hoerspielwerkstatt, j-zazvurek, djphizz, namikiri & previously credited artists via freesound.org.


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    • 17 min
    MAG 172 - Strung Out

    MAG 172 - Strung Out

    Case ########-12


    The Tragedy of Francis, a comic puppet show in all acts. 


    Recorded by The Archivist, in Situ. 


    Content warnings:
    - Emotional manipulation & abuse (including familial)
    - Body horror & wounding
    - Supernatural manipulation
    - Explicit language
    - Addiction (including smoking & drinking)
    - Substance abuse (including syringes)
    - Spiders (including SFX)
    - Implied queerphobia / transphobia
    - Humiliation
    - Schadenfreude and forced laughter
    - Maladaptive coping mechanisms & relapse 


    Thanks to this week's Patrons: Elizaveta, roswyrm, mirsa, eet, Amy Prehm, Christian Otholm, Toni, Ellis Beale, Jaderz, A.Ninja, a New name, Sharon Grafton, Eloise Sherrid, Leslie Safran, Mars, Stewart Smith, CirrusGrey, Emma Sandgren, Nicole Stevenson, Meg Taylor, Carine Lee, Liz, Fushi, Iain Bradley, Fire in Dark Woods, Dave (the good china, now pls), Cher Carlisle, Rashika Rao, Mithy Carlan, Ruth Anderson, Michelle M, Roo Jones, kailajay, Clara Edmonds, Marimo, DapperCyborg, DT, Samantha Minnette, Gail, Ashley Dovahkitten, Sieben, Amnesiac Stowaway, Fish, Lisa F, Ya Boi Vince, Kali Moogle, Kristine, Cyncit, Kiera Mortensen, meaty thwack


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    Edited this week by Annie Fitch, Elizabeth Moffatt, Brock Winstead & Alexander J Newall


    Written by Jonathan Sims and directed by Alexander J Newall


    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies


    Performances:
    - "Martin Blackwood" - Alexander J. Newall 
    - "The Archivist" - Jonathan Sims 


    Sound effects this week by mlsulli, Podcapocalipsis, Raulitoto, checholio, khenshom, 6polnic, J.Zazvurek, MDRivet, Processaurus, Kinoton, lonemonk, J.Zazvurek, YleArkisto, Kinoton, Kyster, jayfrosting, Jedo, Mirko Horstmann, kyles, nervousneal, temawas, tom_woysky, JohnsonBrandEditing, harleto, gchase, 13GPanska_Markova_Lucie, abbahoot, hachiman935, dav0r, craigsmith, Aiwha, spanrucker, alirabiei, InspectorJ, FunWithSound, klankbeeld, TheWah, thaihaudio, Sandermotions, Glaneur de sons, taure, tangotango1, MrAuralization& previously credited artists via freesound.org.


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    • 23 min
    MAG 171 - The Gardener

    MAG 171 - The Gardener

    Case ########-11


    Considerations of the Flesh. 


    Recorded by The Archivist, in Situ. 


    Content warnings:
    - Major/graphic body horror
    - Character death
    - Vocalised suffering & screams/pain (SFX)
    - Dysmorphia
    - Anorexia
    - Toxic beauty standards
    - Unhealthy bodybuilding
    - Plastic surgery addiction
    - Body modification
    - Mortality / Existential dread
    - Physical disorders / Chronic illness
    - Paralysis
    - Self-harm / Suicidal ideation
    - Loud noises 


    Thanks to this week's Patrons: M.A.B., Bri Raymond, Olivia Peachley, GameStressor, Lucy Hall, Brittany Guy, H.D, Elfy Ibenbob, Maryam Trabelsi, LainieBarbarian, Steven Chlebek, Robert Espy, Full Featuritis, Silphius, gaminette, Nic Duhamel, Thor, Chris Halliday, ArcticMetal, Bob Hundertmark, FXKTN, sarahmeh, Alexis Arendt, Mickey, Greg Meyer, tracey van haaften, Beccameriel, Victoriano Vello, Imogen, BooksAndCats, Churlington Beesecoat, John Albert, Victorious Prime, ELooking, Overflight, Matthew Taylor, Bremen J. Savage, Lydia Kats, Cher Silver, Quill & Scale Designs, Teresa Wu, Scorna Lott, Rikki D, Ren, harmonybat, Cole Weber, andrew, GreyT, Tomas Nieboer, Rob Beckmann, Katie, Shaz, howdoyouwrite, Zoë Mortensen, Monsters' Advocate, Enzy  


    If you'd like to join them visit www.patreon.com/rustyquill


    Edited this week by Nico Vettese, Elizabeth Moffatt, Brock Winstead & Alexander J Newall.


    Written by Jonathan Sims and directed by Alexander J Newall.


    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies


    Performances:
    - "Martin Blackwood" - Alexander J. Newall 
    - "The Archivist" - Jonathan Sims 
    - "Jared Hopworth" - Alexander J. Newall


    Sound effects this week by julius_galla, InspectorJ, Aurelon, davebassguy, Andy_Gardner, carlito62, minituffy, silversatyr, kentspublicdomain, SpliceSound, scottemoil, qubodup, Archeos, milnersouza, WavJunction.com, Fabrizio84, gmni, Reitanna, 000600, Motion_S, WilliamJMeyer, stomachache, indirect, bolkmar, FractalStudios, conleec, SilentStrikeZ, milnersouza, Iceofdoom, tosha73, EverHeat, JoelAudio, EricSoundsmiede, jeremy123, PereBarry, MaxDemianAGL, MisterLockbridge12, aabbccddee123 & previously credited artists via freesound.org.


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    • 25 min
    MAG 170 - Recollection

    MAG 170 - Recollection

    Case ########-10


    The recollections of Martin Blackwood. 


    Recorded in Situ. 


    Content warnings:
    - Isolation
    - Depression
    - Anxiety
    - Depersonalisation & self-disorder
    - Self-hatred
    - Financial distress
    - Elderly neglect
    - Emotional / Caregiver abuse (mentioned)
    - Neurological impairment / Mental deterioration
    - Instances of memory loss
    - Funerals (mentioned)
    - Perceived abandonment
    - Persistent droning (SFX)


    Thanks to this week's Patrons: MacKenzie Cummings, Elizabeth Boyer, cordsycords, Ace of Artemis, Amanda Dalton, Becky S Chapin, Lorec, Jessica Snyder, YungBrood, Sandra Vucenovic, Kimberly, John Biegel, Nemo Nemiroff, Paula Salkeld, Sophia Anderson, Rheine, William Wold, Milana Tatarenko, Haley Morris, elliot, Katie Barrowman, Bob Charlton, RinM, TeaReesa, Madison Mason, Charly Nygaard, Jurgen Leitner, crxcrvs, Andy Juell, Henry Tschudy, Eboni Daniels, Ms Natalie Catchpole, A_Wild_Sonne, Malediction, Alex, Dante Rowe, Katia, Eric Patterson and Lynn Coy, Harmony Mills, Ronnie Stewart 


    If you'd like to join them visit www.patreon.com/rustyquill


    Edited this week by Annie Fitch, Elizabeth Moffatt, Brock Winstead & Alexander J Newall


    Written by Jonathan Sims and directed by Alexander J Newall


    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies


    Performances:
    - "Martin Blackwood" - Alexander J. Newall 
    - "The Archivist" - Jonathan Sims 


    Sound effects this week by lwdickens, Sheyvan, altfuture, Anthousai, 13GPanska_Markova_Lucie, 190175, EricsSoundschmiede, mistorcaveman, Joljo, giddster, E0las, offthesky, lartti & previously credited artists via freesound.org.


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    • 27 min
    MAG 169 - Fire Escape

    MAG 169 - Fire Escape

    Case ########-9


    Considerations on the sanctity of home. 


    Recorded by the Archivist in Situ. 


    Content warnings:
    - Swearing
    - Loud/sudden noise
    - Fire / Burning buildings (inc SFX)
    - Mass suffering
    - Housing insecurity/anxiety
    - Landlord neglect & tenant abuse
    - Death of a parent
    - Health & safety violations
    - Bedbugs/infestation
    - Domestic toxicity (mentions)
    - Coughing/smoke inhalation (inc SFX)
    - Character death


    Thanks to this week's Patrons: Gabi Marler, Sammy Winchester, Cinna_The_Poet, Laurence, Mara K, Mary Stanfield, Elliot Burnette, Eva LaDow, Gadzooks, David Paul, kinoartistov, Witch, Levin Garbisch, Joe Rich, scaredy cat, Stark, cattywampus, Empatik, Platonicallyinlovewithtrees, Daria Hoey, Graham Patrick Gallagher, Megan Beattie, Michaela Kinnear, Jaime!, Brooklyn Haight, Mikaela B, Ivy Wong, Saudith Sanchez, Sibo Wang, Francesca, Marianna Terzakis, Meghan Shearer, Poison Quills, Ex_Astra, Maggie Bostic, Rey, Robin, Ariel Allen, Rebecca Seaby, Meriam and Brenton, 


    If you would like to join them, be sure to visit www.patreon.com/rustyquill


    Edited this week by Annie Fitch, Elizabeth Moffatt, Brock Winstead & Alexander J Newall


    Written by Jonathan Sims and directed by Alexander J Newall


    Produced by Lowri Ann Davies


    Performances:
    - "Martin Blackwood" - Alexander J. Newall 
    - "The Archivist" - Jonathan Sims 
    - "Jude Perry" - Hannah Walker


    Sound effects this week by aglinder, bottles, BurghRecords, IEDlabs, kingsrow, Aegersum, Diegolar, LudwigMueller, CastIronCarousel, ceich93, dobroide, ienba, samueljustice00, dheming, dansotak, gladkiy, templeofhades, The_Sean_, tim.kahn, ToxicFilmzSRsounds, JoelAudio, kragdigital, kyles, nebulousflynn, malexmedia, pauliep83, reznik_Krkovicka, Rudmer_Rotteveel, sofi.om, Soundkrampf, utsuru, Wdomino, YleArkisto, zimbot, JoelAudio, kyles, reznik Krovicka & previously credited artists via freesound.org.


    Special thanks to this week's sponsor "Crypto-Z" for more information visit www.euphonie.media


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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
247 Ratings

247 Ratings

calembeena ,

worth your time

im not a horror person but i really like this podcast - the plot and the slow burning red string is amazing

Jinxxy13 ,

Spine-tinglingly addictive!

As an avid horror fan, I very much recommend this podcast - highly original episodes, dramatic sound track and quality direction, this is a listening masterpiece 🙌

letshearit ,

Been trying to reach you about leaving a statement.

I called into your London office a few years back but they said something about a pest issue... I though maybe they meant fire as there sure were a lot of fire extinguishers laying about. Either way i didn’t not get to leave a statement. I... I inherited some books... And I would... well I want them gone. I tried to throw them out but, well... they wouldn’t let me. Please it really is important I speak with you archivist. The books they... Look I haven’t read them, they aren’t even in any language I’ve seen before, but I have been looking at them and... the words they... they have started disappearing. Well disappearing is the wrong word because... I know where the words have gone.... I can keep it together when I’m awake.... but when I sleep... there nothing keeping those words from... Look I need to speak so someone... I don’t thing I can sleep another night with them in my.... there’s just so many of them. I can’t help it, I keep looking and the words they keep emptying out of the books. I CAN STOP SEEING THE WORDS.... and what’s worse is I think they see me.

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