Ep.77: ‘Salem’s Lot: Epilogue, Deleted Scenes, Afterword, Wrap-Up



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore ‘Salem’s Lot, the Epilogue, Deleted Scenes, the Afterword, and our book wrap-up.

  • Introduction (00:13)
  • Recap (00:44)
  • Epilogue (01:14)
  • Deleted Scenes (13:29)
  • Afterword (29:26)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (33:18)
  • Thank you, Patrons! (35:18)
  • Fun Stuff (35:35)
  • Book Review & Wrap-Up (38:36)
  • Outro (44:33)

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Kentucky Fried Movie. Dir. John Landis. United Film Distribution Company, 1977. Film.

Next Episode: “One for the Road” found in Night Shift and Illustrated Salem’s Lot


Ep. 76 ‘Salem’s Lot: Part 14 Sections 25-50 and Chapter 15



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore ‘Salem’s Lot, Chapter 14, Sections 25-50, and Chapter 15.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • PTSD for our characters (02:20)
  • Vampires, attack! (08:56)
  • Ben and Mark (20:28)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (27:19)
  • Reviews (36:36)
  • Fun Stuff (39:07)
  • Outro (42:47)

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Next Episode: ‘Salem’s Lot, Epilogue and book wrap-up.


Ep. 75 ‘Salem’s Lot: Part 3, Chapter 14, Sections 1-24



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore ‘Salem’s Lot, Part 3, Chapter 14, sections 1-24.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • Salem’s Lot is Dead (01:20) Vampire Calculator
  • The Chess Game (06:40)
  • Downfall of Callahan (17:40)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (24:22)
  • Fun Stuff (36:44)
  • Outro (46:20)

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Jody Reynolds. “Endless Sleep.”  Single, Demon. 1958.

Bob Dylan “North Country Blues.” The Times They Are a-Changin’, Columbia. 1964.

“Lonely Man Theme.” The Incredible Hulk: Original Soundtrack Recording. Super Track Music Group. 1999.

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Next Episode: ‘Salem’s Lot, Part 3, Chapter 14, sections 25-50 and Chapter 15.


Ep. 74 ‘Salem’s Lot: Part 2, Chapters 11-13



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore ‘Salem’s Lot, Part 2, Chapters 11-13.

  • Introduction (00:13)
  • Recap (00:41)
  • Character Lenses (02:01)
  • Meta, Meet Meta (12:02)
  • Vampire Circle (15:10)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (23:07)
  • iTunes Reviews (25:26)
  • Thank You, Patrons! (26:17)
  • Fun Stuff (27:20)
  • Outro (31:44)

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Boots Randolph. “Yakety Sax.” Single, Monument Records. 1963.

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Next Episode: ‘Salem’s Lot, Part 3, Chapter 14, sections 1-24.


Ep. 73 ‘Salem’s Lot: Part 2, Chapters 8-10



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore ‘Salem’s Lot, Part 2, chapters 8-10.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • The Emperor of Ice Cream poem (02:14)
  • What’s happening in ‘Salem’s Lot, an evil dry cell (04:41)
  • Barlow monologues/City versus small town (15:30)
  • Goldilocks age (22:47)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (27:46)
  • Fun Stuff (32:35)
  • Outro (37:05)

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“The Emperor of Ice Cream” by Wallace Stevens, read by Tom O’Bedlam

Next Episode: ‘Salem’s Lot, Part 2, chapters 11-13.


Ep. 72 ‘Salem’s Lot: Part 1, Chapters 4-7



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore ‘Salem’s Lot, Part 1, Chapters 4-7.

  • Introduction (00:16)
  • Recap (00:45)
  • This book is legit scary (01:42)
  • Resurrection and rebirth: Christian lore vs. vampire myth (06:56)
  • Vampire literature exists in the Salem’s Lot world (11:16)
  • King Twinners (17:26)
  • Character (Blood) Types (20:50)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (33:00)
  • Fun Stuff (39:57)
  • Outro (46:29)

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“Plastic Jesus” sung by Paul Newman. Cool Hand Luke. Dir. Stuart Rosenberg. Warner Brothers, 1967. Film.

Next Episode: ’Salem’s Lot, Part 2, Chapters 8-10.


Ep. 71 ‘Salem’s Lot: Part 1, Chapters 1-3



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore ‘Salem’s Lot, Part 1, Chapters 1-3.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • Tropes (01:25)
  • Small Town Living (04:30)
  • Writing Style (10:50)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (22:10)
  • Fun Stuff (26:15)
  • Outro (31:20)

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“Audrey’s Dance.” Soundtrack to Twin Peaks. Angelo Badalamenti. 1990.

“Most Beautiful Girl (In The Room).” Flight of the Conchords. Flight of the Conchords. 2008.

Next Episode: ‘Salem’s Lot, Part 1, chapters 4-7.


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Ep.70 ‘Salem’s Lot: Prologue



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we begin our discussion of ‘Salem’s Lot with the Prologue.

  • Introduction (00:13)
  • Recap (00:43)
  • Publication History (01:29)
  • It’s Good to Tell a Story (10:09)
  • Ominous Foreshadowing (13:08)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (20:50)
  • Fun Stuff (23:39)
  • Outro (28:11)

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Next Episode: ‘Salem’s Lot, Part 1, chapters 1-3.


Ep. 69 The Night Flier



In this episode of Two Guys to the Dark Tower Came, we explore “The Night Flier” found in Nightmares & Dreamscapes.

  • Introduction (00:00)
  • Publication History (02:32)
  • A Modern Day Vampire Story (06:07)
  • Richard Dees: Cynical, Sociopathic, but Professional (08:30)
  • Dark Tower Thinnies (16:02)
  • Fun Stuff (20:25)
  • Outro (26:40)

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“Midnight Star.” Weird Al In 3-D. Weird Al Yankovic. 1984.

Next Episode: ’Salem’s Lot, Prologue.