After taking the rap for a crime he didn’t commit, an incarcerated Black man makes a dangerous bargain to earn his freedom.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: For fans of Jordan Peele and Lovecraft Country, this poignant and intimate body-horror narrative eviscerates the prison industrial complex while exploring the traumas that arise as a result of it.

Written by Justin Key. Voiced by William DeMeritt.

Follow

Share

More like this

Download

Episodes

Go Unlimited to unlock ad-free listening, early episodes and ebook reading.

Episode 1: Release

Darnell took the wrap for a friend's crime, but agrees to participate in an experimental medical procedure to avoid prison time. Now, his freedom earned, Darnell notices strange bodily ailments… and a mysterious spider following him.

Nov 16, 202128m
ReadDownload
Play

Episode 2: Re-entry

A disastrous first day of work and a bizarre reunion with his daughter are characterized by Darnell’s chilling discovery: large, hair-raising spiders are emerging out of his body.

Nov 17, 202131m
ReadDownload
Play

Episode 3: Rebirth

Darnell becomes increasingly adept at controlling the spiders, but as the post-prison life he yearned for begins to unravel, the horror spirals out of control.

Nov 18, 202135m
ReadDownload
Play

Episode 4: Repeat

Darnell’s surreal odyssey of body horror and dark secrets comes to a blood-curdling crescendo.

Nov 19, 202131m
ReadDownload
Play

More like Spider King

Exquisite Corpse
Silverwood
Embodied
Beatrix Greene
Undertow: Simpson Falls
The Haunting of Grey Hills
Roanoke Falls
Stories To Keep You Up At Night
In the Ruins of Mohenjo-Daro
The Shadow Files of Morgan Knox
If I Go Missing the Witches Did It
Dead Air