Now, we all know my origin story as a fan of Stephen King.
Girl watches 1990 It miniseries.
Girl nearly pees in pants over the scewwy clown.
Girl finds out that miniseries is based on a book by some guy named Stephen King.
Girl buys copy of book, figures she will finish the book in 8 months or so, as book is over 1000 pages long and girl did not know that books could in fact be more than 200 pages, by the Geneva Convention or something.
Girl finishes the book in ONE WEEK, and goes looking for her next hit of this newly discovered writer guy.
And the rest, well history.
I can remember my first hit of King quite well.
But the next hits are somewhat of a blur.
However, I know that one of my early reads was ‘Salem’s Lot.
Previously, I was not familiar with vampires, except for bits of Dracula on TV, and a certain puppet on Sesame Street.
(It is worth noting that the few vampires I was exposed to as a child DID NOT sparkle.)
Suffice it to say, the vampires of ‘Salem’s Lot were not friendly puppets who taught children how to count.
Also, unlike the old vampire movies I saw on TV, they were in full color, if you will.
And a girl would be lying if she didn’t admit to having her dreams haunted by Barlow and his non-sparkly friends.
‘Salem’s Lot is a story that never left my mind.
I wanted a proper follow up.
I wanted to know what happened to that town.
It was abandoned over 40 years ago, and became known as a sort of ghost town in the King universe.
We did get somewhat of a sequel, as a certain disgraced priest made an appearance in the same story as our friendly, neighborhood gunslinger.
And there was a prequel story, along with a brief sequel story.
But both of those stories raised more questions that they answered.
And we did get a mention of the damned town in another famous King story, when a character thinks to herself that “it doesn’t look like a nice place to live.”
(Hello, Captain Obvious?)
But, not much else on this damned town.
A certain town by the name of Jerusalem’s Lot appears to be a key player in the second season of the show Castle Rock.
Constant Constant Readers across the globe can rejoice!
Now, I don’t know if we are going to get vampires (but I am crossing all my digits.)
But even seeing this famous town, along with a certain house…
How much more exciting can it get?
A girl wonders…
But anyway, let’s cut (or maybe stab with a kitchen implement) to the chase.
So, here goes nothing, aka my review of the second episode of this season of Castle Rock, titled New Jerusalem.
And, as always: