Horror is a genre that lends itself SO well to audio drama--so much of that feeling of dread you get when a piece of horror truly grips you comes before you see anything at all, because it’s all about the tension of what might be there, and really good horror fiction takes full advantage of that. A Voice from Darkness takes the format of a radio call-in show, where Dr. Malcolm Ryder takes calls from individuals who find themselves in the midst of supernatural encounters and attempts to navigate them out safely. What’s really brilliant in this show is the way it expands the world of the show over time, and what seems like a rather straightforward “basically our world” setting is revealed slowly and surely to be something much bigger, much more ambitious, and much more insidiously terrifying. If you like The Magnus Archives, you’ll love this show, because it also marries so well the appeal of an anthology horror series that genuinely delivers scary one-off stories to the hook of a larger, scarier world where an entire state can be engulfed in fog, a town can be trapped in dream-servitude by a Traveling Salesman, and weekly/daily national alerts are needed for supernatural outbreaks. It’s lean, ambitious storytelling, executed so so well, and I can’t wait to see where it goes next.