In this episode, Rob and Samm have gone to Texas with the 1987 vampire cowboy epic Near Dark. A milquetoast good ol’ boy rolls into town in his pickup and meets the girl of his dreams. Unfortunately for him, she’s a vampire.
The Long Walk is a record that deals directly with the horrors of organized religion and the modern world by using horror as its primary frame of reference. Songs draw inspiration from Clive Barker stories — “Inhuman Condition” — and horror films — “Alone in the Dark,” “Headless Eyes” — as a way of coping with the existential terror churches wreak on their followers.