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Episode 35: Unhappy Halloween - Adventure Hook

Episode 35: Unhappy Halloween - Adventure Hook

Today’s Hook: You are pursuing a vigilante who is killing city guards. The guards all have the same tattoo. (Game Hook #326 by Critical Dice on Instagram)

Admittedly, most Adventure Hook episodes are kind of Halloween episodes. Nevertheless… this time it’s actuallyHalloween! So let’s get right to the spooky…

The Adventure Hook guys start this holiday episode off with some delightfully campy old skool slasher mayhem and follow that up with a dose of some secret society creepy criminal cultish chaos… and then skip right past all that stuff and go darker than ever before by delving into some seriously real concepts of horror. A few of them end up becoming so intense that the guys end up needing a pallet cleanser, and so circle back around again to a much safer (yet still quite spooooky) Trick-or-Treat scenario for a charming Halloween themed game… again, at least to start with! Yet long after the episode ends… those horrors imagined in the town of South Alem will likely linger on with the listener still…

Did Adventure Hook finally go too far this time? For some people, it’s quite possible.

Whether it’s a True Detective inspired Southern Gothic-style the Crucible meets Cthulhu or an 80’s satanic panic kids on bikes-style Willy Wonka meets Halloween III, you’re in for the most nightmarish of mashup episodes imaginable. But, then again… too much additional explanation here simply risks spoiling the show.

Banter Topic:  Our favorite holiday is here once more, and to celebrate the spookiest of days we skip right past the stacks of pennies and raisin boxes of bantering, and crunch right through such superficial candy coatings to get right to the teeth-rottenly sweet nougaty center of the Adventure Hook show… story development.


Adventure Hook (on Patreon)

Night of the Living Dead (on Amazon)

The Monster Club (on Amazon)

The Whisperer in Darkness by H.P. Lovecraft (on Amazon)

The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft (on Amazon)

Kids on Bikes RPG  (on Kickstarter… sorry Aaron, someone else already had this idea)

Lovecraft Country: A Novel (on Amazon)

The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts by Arthur Miller (on Amazon)

Sandman Vol 1: Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman and Sam Keith (on Amazon)

True Detective Season 1 (on Amazon Prime)

Angel Heart (on Amazon)

Halloween III: Season of the Witch (on Amazon)

Milton Hershey (on Wikipedia)

Ol’ Man Campbell Preserves (art)

Black Hole by Charles Burns (on Amazon)

Stranger Things (on Netflix)

Something Wicked this Way Comes (on Amazon)

Stranger Things Boxed Set (on Amazon)

Music by Kevin MacLeod of made available for use under the Creative Commons By Attribution 4.0 License.

Come Play with Me

The House of Leaves

Adventure Meme

8-Bit Dungeon Boss

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