Old Gods of Appalachia
In the mountains of central Appalachia, blood runs as deep as these hollers and just as dark. Since before our kind knew these hills, hearts of unknowable hunger and madness have slumbered beneath them. These are the darkest mountains in the world. How dare we think we can break the skin of a god and dig out its heart without bringing forth blood and darkness? Old Gods of Appalachia is a horror-anthology podcast set in the shadows of an Alternate Appalachia, a place where digging too deep into the mines was just the first mistake.To learn more about Old...
Carson Holland • The Daily Evergreen • Jul 21, 2022
"Each episode builds off the next, yet is able to tell its own unique story with a different fright each time. Not to mention that the narrator has an amazing storytelling voice, reminiscent of someone telling ghost stories around the fire. They are able to put inflection into their voice, mixed with great soundscaping, which puts the listener right into the action. The story is also expertly passed, providing a rewarding experience after listening to the end. This is a scary podcast..."
Ryan Stevens • Discover Pods • Jun 17, 2021
"Collins’ and Shell’s scripts are always full of local slang and folksy aphorisms that speak to an unbroken chain of inherited language and insulated community, all delivered in Shell’s own caramel-smooth drawl. Old Gods of Appalachia finds nuance in its adapted ghost stories, and mines (to use a loaded word) extra meaning and pathos from how closely it studies its history. While the horrible truths in our real world might be stranger than fiction, Old Gods of Appalachia succeeds in getting as close to truth as it can. Just because a ghost story isn’t real doesn’t mean it isn’t true."
Phoebe Lett • New York Times • Oct 10, 2020
"Set against haunting music, these stories, made by cast and crew mostly based in Appalachia, deliver the listener to an uncanny place, imbuing wonder for the endless magic within an untamable wilderness."