About Old Gods


Old Gods of Appalachia is an eldritch horror anthology podcast.

Our world is an Alternate Appalachia, centered around the belief that the oldest mountains in the world were never meant to be inhabited.

Long before anyone lived in these hills, beings of immeasurable darkness and incomprehensible madness were entombed beneath these hills.

It was during this bygone age, when the Appalachians towered much higher and more menacing than the slopes and ridges we know today, that they were conscripted after a great battle to serve as the final prison for these dark forces.

But of course, time marches inexorably on. Eons pass and the walls of the prison begin to wear thin. And Things that slumbered soundlessly below for millenia begin to stir and become restless.

And they start to call to those who would hear them.

They reached out across the shadowy abyss to the outcast, to the impoverished with nowhere else to go, to the frontiersman and the opportunist willing to kill and die for land and glory.

Then they called to the rich men with their gnashing machines and their devastating blasts to search.

To dig. To seek and find. To follow and serve. To keep this dark and bloody land for ourselves and our masters.

Alternate Geography

Old Gods is set in an alternate or shadow Appalachia. An upside-down Appalachia, if you will.

This world feels eerily similar to the hills and hollers we’ve grown up with. But there are some tell-tale differences. The names of towns and counties will be changed. Historical events will slide forward or backward in time.

Our stories pass through hundreds of years of this Appalachia’s history.

To link our story to actual Appalachia, the nexus these first stories are based on actual disasters that occurred in the region, but these real events will also be changed, reshaped and altered on this side of the veil.

No real names will be used for individuals who may have been connected to the real life inspirations for our stories. Any resemblance to actual persons is purely coincidental or the will of darker forces that we do not understand.