Jerusalem's Lot with Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead

Episode 153,  Nov 23, 2022, 09:00 AM

Director duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead (Synchronic, The Endless, Something in the Dirt) are no strangers to cosmic horror themselves and they join the Kingcast boys to discuss Jerusalem's Lot toying with Lovecraftian tropes, their own experience with "the unknowable," their long history with King (and specifically The Dark Towr) and a ton of other random conversational alleyways. This wide-ranging chat also includes a cameo by a happy doggo, so you know it's a good listen.

After the publication of Stephen King's 'Salem's Lot he decided to write a prequel short story in the style of Bram Stoker's Dracula about the origins of the cursed town that would, eventually, be overrun by vampires. Jerusalem's Lot is that story is perhaps the earliest story by the prolific author to go into some creepy Lovecraft territory.