Episode Seven of Pines Lakes (Who’s Afraid Podcast)
5 out of 5 stars
If you’re unfamiliar with serialized fiction – it’s the idea that you take a story and separate it out into episodes – like a TV show. These are usually released on a website or as a podcast. I’ll be reviewing each episode separately as they come out to provide an episode by episode review of the story. Check out my review of Episode One and Episode Two, Episode Three, Episode Four, Episode Five, Episode Six.
Some of my reviews may contain spoilers to past episodes – I’ll try and keep that to a minimum but I can’t guarantee anything.
Quote of the episode: “This was not the vacation she was hoping for.”
What I would call the “getaway” episode (part one) since it’s mostly Ted and Julie getting away. We find out that the townsfolk are even more disgusting than we originally thought.
The scene with Cathy, Susan, and Tess was… interesting and disturbing all at once. It really messed with my head (and it’s related to the thing I just mentioned in the sentence above). There’s some “justification” done but it’s obviously super creepy and messed up.
We finally see some blood/guts and some anger from Ted in this episode – and it’s… satisfying since the episode really gave me the heeby-jeebies.
Overall, a creepy episode with lots of info that we were missing from earlier and a lot of foresight into where we’re going in the next episodes.
Pine Lakes Episode Seven by Christopher Motz
Narrator: Joe Hempel
Length: 45 mins
Series: Pine Lakes #7
Published by Serial Audio Genres: Horror
Ted and Susan Merchant have been coming to the Pine Lakes Resort for nearly twenty years. In that time, their annual getaway has become a tradition, a peaceful week nestled in the picturesque mountains of northern Pennsylvania. For them, it isn’t just a simple vacation spot, but a magical destination where time slows and they become one with nature’s magnificence.
When a freak summer storm forces Ted to lose control of their car and plummet off the road, they’re relieved just to have survived, but relief quickly turns to dread as they find out all too soon they’re not alone.
Strange lights in the forest, whispered warnings, the insurmountable threat of unseen forces lurking in the shadows; nothing could have prepared them for the horrors that lie ahead.
Escaping the wreck is just the beginning.
Is their love enough to save them, or will they become the latest victims on the road to Pine Lakes?Also by this author: Pine Lakes: Episode One, Pine Lakes Episode Two, Pine Lakes Episode 3, Pine Lakes Episode Four
Also in this series: Pine Lakes: Episode One, Pine Lakes Episode Two, Pine Lakes Episode 3, Pine Lakes Episode Four