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When I first listened, I wasn't prepared for how funny I'd find this podcast. It certainly falls within the realm of Horror, but there is a very healthy dash of comedy in the mix to help alleviate the stress of listening. You can sense the enthusiasm, Jamie the creator, has for storytelling and it's intoxicating to listen to, in the same way listening to someone enthusiastically tell you about anything they truly love.

The scares are quiet and subtle, which makes them more intense. There are really two mysteries at work here--the basement of the house, and the narrator's past. As the two become more intertwined, the story becomes more personal and more affecting. There are times you'll have to use headphones, but the softness is creepier.

Keep listening

When I started this I wasn’t sure what to think. I finally resolved to listen seriously and started over at the first episode. It really grew on me. Yes, it moves a little too slowly in places, but it is creepy without being gory, and I find myself wanting to know what will happen. I hope it continues into season 3 as there are many loose ends.

Way to easy to binge this!

I am starting with a conservative 4 star. As I listen more and more I grow more and more intrigued. Don’t get me wrong… from episode one it’s an extremely easy listen… as each episode rolls into the next nearly seamlessly, it also leaves one wondering what actually happens when first hear the “recordings”. This also plays more into a scripted narrative as opposed to the typical dry “recordings” type podcasts. One of the best things about this incredible show is the subtle or even blatant comedic relief. It almost adds that false sense of security. Soon following the legitimate belly laugh and now the Bo Burnham style diddy of a theme song introduced in episode 15 or 16 you get thrown RIGHT back into the creepy folds that these talents have delivered… I’m way to picky on podcasts. Personal tastes aren’t changed by saturating your palette with the flavors you can’t stand… this has achieved just that for me. I would like to thank this crew for a show I’ve been looking for and am actually excited to binge the rest of this 50 or so episode podcast. So thanks!

Truly, I have never felt so represented in horror as a forgetful goofyass dude. The way that this show tracked my exact emotional trajectory during The Rona is upsetting and impressive. Also, there's just not very much high quality horror comedy in podcasting right now, which I think is partly why The Cellar Letters has rightly become one of THE big-name horror podcasts right now! #JusticeForSteve

Solid premise well executed

it's hard to find ideas that are so quickly understandable, but then yield hours of story. The Cellar Letters thankfully is just that. The eerie discovery, the sustained tone. This is a fun one.

Got caught up today and loved the whole show so far, can't wait to hear more! Only suggestion is lowering the sound of the beeps, as listening in the car is difficult with this one. Didn't detract from the greatness of 'The Cellar Letter' however :)

Omg it’s so good

The banter between the two main characters is sarcastic comedy gold. The acting is really really great. Throw in that it’s also legitimately creepy and it’s just fantastic. It has a real life kinda feel to it. Very reminiscent of paranormal activity. I love how there’s no narrator or summaries or breaking of the fourth wall - it’s just the tapes they recorded and nothing else.

Awesome show

Loved it from initial listen! - Courtney

If you are looking for Spooky…

Then you have come to the right place! The hardest part is the WAIT…Only because I want to hear the rest so badly. I love Spooky/Eerie Horror Fiction Podcasts. I found this from the LIKEWISE APP that tells you great Podcast recommendations. If someone is looking for this Genre, I ALWAYS recommend The Cellar Letters !

Spooky Fun!

I always look for a podcast that is mysterious and exciting to listen to at work. Extra points for a mild creep factor. I don’t like straight horror. But a little bit it’s kind of fun. Most would argue this is too scary. But it works out good enough for me. The two characters are funny actually! They had me laughing a few times! The episodes are anywhere from 8 to 11 minutes so it’s a great binge. All in all, if you like a little extra creep factor on top of a pretty good story, fast paced, and some quirky moments, this is perfect for you!

Fun and ever changing - I miss Steve and the banter!

The first season is a wild ride that makes the entire spooky adventure a thousand times better with Steve and Nate riffing off each other — sometimes a little too much — but it’s an awesome dynamic. 4 / 5 - if Steve and the banter came back then it’d be a 5-star.

horror audiodrama

wow, since ive discovered 9 to midnight ive been going through each inidividual audio drama and horror novelization i could find and this is one of the best! ... and heres the BUT, the sound design is both amazing... and kinda sucky (no limit in volume) when things get loud or the characters get super whispery. big fan of the characters, story but yea the exectution needs to be refined a bit as im sure most listeners use headphones and that need some sorta consistency

Whoa! Scary.

I found this from a FB podcasting group, and boy am I glad to find it! I started listening Friday evening while doing paperwork in my office. The building was mostly empty and I was headed out soon. As I listened I found myself looking over my shoulder, making sure my office door was still closed lol. Good voice acting and making a great show with a minimalist format. Just voices and space. Not many storytelling podcasts use silence so effectively. Silence is usually good to avoid in an audio format but somehow this show uses it in an organic and meaningful way. Excited to binge the episodes, and super excited it’s still in production.

So glad I discovered this show!

Scary. Funny. Unsettling. Heartfelt. The Cellar Letters is an incredible show of twists and turns that run the gamut of emotions. My favorite kind of horror. The characters feel like people I know, or maybe am?

Great New Podcast

Absolutely love the show. It’s both funny and horrifying at times. The story is very engaging and I always look forward to hearing what happens next! Great show! Great story! Great voice acting!

An Enjoyable Creep Fest

Pretty much what I want out of a found footage podcast: creepy premise, leads with a fun dynamic, and a story that builds out far past what it seems. Aka a pretty fun time

Edge of your seat horror

Genuinely terrifying and hilarious, often at the same time. Between the jokes and the jump scares, this show grabs your attention and won't let go. The main characters' silliness endears them to the listener, and in a strange way lends authenticity to the haunting mystery they begin to unravel. I can listen to five episodes without blinking or noticing time has passed.

Genuinely terrifying and hilarious, often at the same time. Between the jokes and the jump scares, this show grabs your attention and won't let go. The main characters' silliness endears them to the listener, and in a strange way lends authenticity to the haunting mystery they begin to unravel. I can listen to five episodes without blinking or noticing time has passed.

Spooky, Short & Fantastic!

I love love the short episodes- don’t get me wrong, I love hour long podcast episodes too but there’s just something about 15 minutes of creepy! Keep up the creeps!

All Around Good Pod

Scary, funny at times, good writing, good acting

5*’s (but now 4*’s)

“Chilling. Funny. Fantastic. A phenomenal new(ish) podcast, give it a listen. You won’t regret it!” That was my original review.. but now I have taken it down to four *’s opposed tkk on five because there isn’t a consistent episode release day and it has lost it’s initial humor and intrigue. Definitely still worth a listen, but it has lost a bit of its appeal for me.

Utterly Immersive!

What a fantastic audio drama this is. Right from the start you're immersed into the story and it just doesn't stop. The creators have done such a fantastic job to make this show believable and it really adds to the effectiveness of the the horror elements. Highly recommend giving this a listen!

This is the first horror podcast I’ve listen that honestly hooked me and creeped me out!

The sound is iffy, but it’s still worth a listen. Scary good.

Uh oh, it's a house

Well-acted slow-burn two-hander. Knows when to get spooky. Listen closely.

Never enter the basement.

Never enter the basement. Or the cellar. But if you do, bring this pod along to scare the bejeezus out of you. You will not be disappointed unless that's your thing.


This podcast kind of pulls you with the lighthearted fumbling ay the very begining. As it goes on, it keeps you drawn in with the stories and twist. I can't wait to see what is going to happen next.

This is such a gem! Spooky, funny, with relatable and utterly charming characters. I just binged the first 10 episodes of The Cellar Letters and I´m totally hooked! It´s so entertaining, with a witty dialogue, well acted and the story takes so many funny, unpredictable and scary turns. The sound design is a bit rough around the edges, and that´s actually absolutely perfect for this show. Update: after listening to more episodes I find this gets better with everyone. The sound design improves a lot, it gets even funnier (it has the best advertisement for patronage I've ever heard) and all in all this is just a blast and I enjoy every minute

Spooky fun!

Found this recommendation through a Magnus Archives thread. It’s a really fun, spooky listen. I love the relationship between the guys, and how they include pop culture references in their conversations like so many of us do. I can’t wait to see how the story unfolds! Great show!

really love this show!!!

so good and SO creepy!! the characters are really fun and real, and the slow-burn horror really works. i’ve laughed, i’ve jumped with the jump scares, and i can’t wait for more! would totally recommend

so FUN and so SPOOKY. well acted, well written, and so perfectly eases you into the scares and i’ve been spooked by some jumps on more than one occasion. there are some moments that feel so real and charming. awesome vibe! but will definitely pause and think before stepping into dark basements now lol. absolutely recommend this show to anyone who enjoys having fun and being spooked!!! can’t wait for more. (also there’s a dog??? amazing)


I listen to a lot of horror podcasts, and this one may be a new favorite. I love how silly and serious it can be, and how it blends the two together. In addition it has managed to fill the hole in my heart left behind by TMA Steve and Nate are both hilarious and kinda relatable, really cool character and story overall.

Really funny and terrifying!

I love how the creators have managed to blend both comedy and horror into a very cool combo. Also I love the story format and the characters are very relatable!

Utterly terrifying

Exactly why basements are horrifying. Every basement fear realized😂 That being said, from the first episode I was on the edge of my seat. The main character is a typical average Joe too, so totally relatable. Eery!

Best New Podcast of the Year!

Absolutely fantastic! Characters you like, great setting and creepy as could possibly be! My only complaint is that the overall sound could use a bit of compression/limiting. The audio peaks are way above the average sound level, it’s not so bad on headphones but listening through a good stereo system requires some serious tweaking, otherwise it’s perfect!

Spine chilling

This podcast is horrifying, I can’t believe that they included putting pizza rolls in the microwave. 🤢 who does that??? Absolute scariest part of this whole show. A fun and scary podcast that has a nice balance of humor and horror. I do recommend listening with headphones on, in a quiet place. I do not recommend listening at max volume, since there is a fair amount of slamming and shouting as you delve into the series. Can’t wait for more >:]

Spooky & silly

I love the spooky storyline, I’m invested in the characters, and the humor is awesome. Sound quality is bad, but that makes it more authentic? I can’t wait for more episodes!!

Never enter the basement. Or the cellar. But if you do, bring this pod along to scare the bejeezus out of you. You will not be disappointed unless that's your thing.

Brilliant, spooky, well-acted. A must-listen in every regard.

Great fun! Genuine intrigue with some pretty charming humor to boot. Very curious to see where it goes.


Great sound, great actors and compelling story. Loved it!


Chilling. Funny. Fantastic. A phenomenal new(ish) podcast, give it a listen. You won’t regret it!

Creepy Funny suspenseful... I LOVE IT!!!!

Love these guys! New fave for sure!! Best theme song ever AND Fuck Jim!! 😉😉 I love the humor mixed into a wonderful suspenseful horror cast. 👍❤️

My new favorite podcast

This podcast is awesome! Creepy storyline with great acting and definitely some funny moments. Keep it up guys. Thoroughly enjoying this!

This is a really fun horror podcast. It's like a cross between a drunken Marble Hornets and the Dionaea House, but as a full cast audiodrama. You're doing yourself a disservice if you don't give it a listen.


Going to make this short and sweet-LOVE IT!

Weird and Creepy

I first heard about this podcast on Reddit and checked it out. I’m so glad I did. I listened to 12 ep’s in one sitting and now I can’t wait for the next! Awesome awesome awesome and thanks for creeping me out and entertaining me during work.


My husband heard about this today and said to me "it's right up your alley". And it is. I'm at work (graphic design, so lots of time to listen uninterrupted), and on the 5th episode already. I've had to take out the earbuds three times now, due to the creep factor (and this office building is haunted, so perfect setting). The sound engineering is amazing, the acting is incredible. Please keep this going - wonderful work!!


I'm so excited to be the first person to review this show on Apple podcasts (and am also blown away that nobody has reviewed such an amazing show). This show is traditional slow burn creepy. Like that feeling when you're in the dark by yourself and you get goosebumps for no reason... Like that underlying "oh no" feeling when you hear footsteps in the house where you're hanging out...Alone. The Cellar Letters is not just a horror though. It's got some great gems of jokes that make me giggle every time. The audio improves as the season good on but the acting remains on fleek the whole way through. Definitely listen with headphones and be prepared to be enveloped in this amazing story!

Really enjoyed

Awesome work! Really enjoyed the story and the characters. Very well done.

So I started the show expecting a serious ghost chasing show, for some weird reason. What I got was two 'bros' freakin out over ghosts... I love it! It's got good story progression, keeps me interested, and I'm super interested in seeing what happens next! Keep it going!

Your next horror binge

This is the first truly binge-worthy show that I stumbled onto at the very beginning, so instead of binging I keep an eye on my feed and drop everything when a new episode comes out. It’s a great mix of creeping horror and humor that I don’t know how they get so right. The production has just the right amount of raw to match the context of two dudes going through some stuff with a recorder. Listen carefully for the just barely audible whispers at times and you’ll be rewarded with some of the show’s scariest moments. The episodes are relatively short but have good replay value. Every time a new one comes out I re-listen to the previous one first to get a full 20-30 minutes of cellar letters goodness and often end up catching things I missed before. If you enjoy shows like Video Palace you’ll be glad you found this one.

Love it

The story really drew me in. I've loved seeing this come along. Great podcast

Bingeworthy Fiction

I listened to all 11 episodes in one morning. I really enjoyed the relationship between the characters.

This podcast scared me so bad! It was a lot of fun listening to it, I'm very excited for more! And there's a dog!!!!

Great plot

I’m enjoying this so far. Binged the first 4 episodes quickly and now just waiting on more.

Pleasantly surprised

Went into the podcast blind, no idea what to expect. Kinda cool, I like the storyline, and the idea is pretty boss. I like the unknowns of the podcast, it makes me think about what’s going to happen next. Looking forward to the next episode!

Has me wanting more!

Came across this podcast hoping for an interesting story, which is exactly what I found! The first episode drew me in and I’m very excited to see this story unfold!!

Great new podcast

I’m HOOKED from the first episode. The narration is fun and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Can’t wait to see where this goes!

Ready for more

Going in I had no clue what to expect out of this and was pleasantly surprised. The story flows well and the ending hooks you. Great introduction episode to what I hope is a long run for this podcast.

Great new podcast

The premise seems like a lot of fun and the writing makes the narration seem very natural. This is going to be a lot of fun!