The Dark Volumes Podcast

by Russell Archey

Like horror stories? Like audio books? Like to be read to by a voice as soft as black velvet and as sinister as a phantom? The Dark Volumes podcast brings you monthly stories from the greats such as H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Shelley, Robert Chambers, and others. There's some commentary, sure, but it's all about the stories, here. Turn off the lights, pour some wine, and (maybe) get under the covers. The Dark Volum ...   ...  Read more

Podcast episodes

  • "The Beast in the Cave" by H.P. Lovecraft

    "The Beast in the Cave" by H.P. Lovecraft

    H.P. Lovecraft, horror master and creator of the Cthulhu mythos, wrote this story when he was only 14 years old. It's simple, some may call predictable, but sometimes it's nice to sit back and return to the basics.

  • "The Damned Thing" by Ambrose Bierce

    "The Damned Thing" by Ambrose Bierce

    A late 19th Century seminal work of horror. Just one more example of why the woods are so damned terrifying.

  • "The Vessel" by Alisha Galvan


    "The Vessel" by Alisha Galvan


    Playing with dark, forbidden things has never boded well for anyone, no matter the intent or purpose. One has to wonder if it will work out for the narrator of this story from author Alisha Galvan..."The Vessel" is a part of her collection, "A Path Through the Forest." If you enjoyed this story, check out her book and listen to her discuss the story and her thoughts on writing and horror in her author interview available now as a bonus episode!

  • "Count Magnus" by M.R. James

    "Count Magnus" by M.R. James

    A tale as old as, not that one. A curious man investigates a curious mystery and finds more than he could imagined. Enjoy this story set in 19th century Sweden and published in 1904 in James' Ghost Stories of the Antiquary.

  • "The Dead Smile" by Francis Marion Crawford, Part 2 of 2

    "The Dead Smile" by Francis Marion Crawford, Part 2 of 2

    The chilling tale of love, death, hauntings, and the secrets of the Ockram family concludes in this episode. Vile old patriarch Sir Hugh Ockram's secret is finally revealed. But, what does it hold in store for son and his betrothed?