Review of Castle Rock Season 2 episodes 1 – 5

This week, the Grue-Crew explores the first five episodes of CASTLE ROCK season 2 available now on HULU. Straight out of the gate, Lizzy Caplan kills it as a young 30-something version of Annie (Misery) Wilkes as she and her daughter Joy (Elsie Fisher) end up in Castle Rock, Maine, as well as nearby Jerusalem’s Lot. And, wait-a-minute, did we just hear someone mention Derry? Whoa!

Doc Rotten from Horror News Radio. Jeff Mohr from Decades of Horror: The Classic Era. And Crystal Cleveland, the Livin6Dead6irl from Decades of Horror: 1980s share their thoughts about this week’s awesome collection of streaming horror films. Joining the crew this week is Horror News Radio co-host, Dave Dreher!

Originally presented on Gruesome Magazine Podcast – Episode 90
CASTLE ROCK SEASON 2 – Episodes 1 thru 5


Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series intertwines characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.

  • Director: Greg Yaintanes (1); Phil Abraham (2,4); Anne Sewitsky (3,5)
  • Cast:
  • Lizzy Caplan … Annie Wilkes
  • Elsie Fisher … Joy Wilkes
  • John Hoogenakker … Tall Man
  • Tim Robbins … Reginald ‘Pop’ Merrill
  • Paul Sparks … John ‘Ace’ Merrill
  • Barkhad Abdi … Abdi Howlwadaag
  • Abby Corrigan … Chance
  • Yusra Warsama … Dr. Nadia Howlwadaag

Release: Currently available on HULU