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Podcast / The Blood Crow Stories

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The Blood Crow Stories is a podcast series aimed at telling a new horror tale each season. The first season, The S.S. Utopia follows a college student who investigates the therapy tapes of a lost cruise ship's passengers. The second season, Blackchapel, follows a group of misfits as they track down a serial killer in the wild west. The show was created by Ellie Collins and is produced by Ellie Collins and Scott Moore.


     The S.S. Utopia 

Season one, The S.S. Utopia, contains examples of the following:

  • Big Bad: It’s pretty clear that Malseph is behind all of the ship’s misfortune—well, most of it.
  • Demonic Possession: This happens quite a few times.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu??: Nora and Penny have about zero respect for Malseph.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Because of Max's narration, we know that everyone on the ship perishes—we just don't know the details.
  • Kill the Cutie: Poor Reginald doesn't make it out, long before the ship sinks.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: Aodhan, Saorise, Fiona, and Darla are forced to do this, but Demonic Possession is involved so they're not entirely accountable.
  • Take That, Audience!: The end of S.S. Utopia reveals that Malseph's next targets are the listeners of the show itself. Malseph goes so far as to name specific names from the fan Discord.

Season two, Blackchapel, contains examples of the following:

  • Action Girl: Adelaide never strays away from a fight.
  • Big Bad: The Savior embodies this is the second season.
  • The Bartender: This particular version of Barry mans the best and only bar in Blackchapel and co-owns the inn with his sister Darla.
  • Dark Secret: Pretty much everyone has one this season.
  • Defectorfrom Decadence: Judas ditches the Apostles not because they’re forgetting their morals, but mostly because killing people is bad.
  • Gay Cowboy: Well, technically there are no cowboys. But Silver’s gay in the wild west, so it’s pretty close.
  • Girls with Guns: It’s obvious with Adelaide, but her wives are also notably great shots.
  • The Hermit: Bear qualifies. This is his mountain, and you aren’t welcome.
  • Holy Hitman: The Apostles fit this to a tee. They even drop an As the Good Book Says... to reveal their identities at dramatic moments.
  • Lady Land: The City of Mothers has a no-men rule. Male children are an exception.
  • Mountain Man: Bear fits this with a Western twist.
  • Naming Conventions: As far as we know, the Apostles really are named after the original twelve.
  • Only Knownby Their Nickname: Silver Shot is nobody’s given name.
  • Outlaw: What did Everett do to earn a $2,000 bounty? We may never know!
  • Parental Abandonment: Wyatt’s parents hit the road in his early teens, presumably after finding out he’s trans.
  • Pony Express Rider: The courier is nearly always there to take Eli’s letters, even though he hasn’t been able to deliver them.
  • Quirky Miniboss Squad: The Apostles act as this to the Savior. But don’t be fooled by their miniboss status; they are dangerous enough on their own.
  • Sanctuaryof Solitude: Bear has a moment of this in Episode 6.
  • The Sheriff: Eli and Adelaide both play the role of lawful leaders.
  • Sole Survivor: Played with. Wyatt is the last citizen of Rosewood, either because they were killed by the Savior or they moved away.
  • The Squadette: Adelaide is the only woman on the team.
  • The Team: This season centers around the Blackchapel Seven, the Ragtag Bunchof Misfits who stick together in spite of their many grievances. They also classify as The Magnificent Seven Samurai, which is convenient because of their western movie inspirations.
  • Unproblematic Prostitution: All of the ladies seen so far are involved by choice, and Darla is more than a fair manager.
     The Neon Lodge 

Season three, The Neon Lodge, contains examples of the following:

  • The Cameo: Zoog Von Rock of Angelspit appears as himself between his own band's music in Episode 9.