10 episodes

You haven’t been back home in years, but the old answering machine is filled with messages from a high school friend named John. John From Back Home is about leaving friends behind, keeping secrets hidden, and the dangers of trying to live someone else’s life. For fans of horror, mystery, and weird fiction.

John From Back Home Scott McCarrey

    • Fiction
    • 4.9 • 54 Ratings

You haven’t been back home in years, but the old answering machine is filled with messages from a high school friend named John. John From Back Home is about leaving friends behind, keeping secrets hidden, and the dangers of trying to live someone else’s life. For fans of horror, mystery, and weird fiction.

    Episode 1: The Pump Room

    Episode 1: The Pump Room

    John heard from someone (Collin Gable?) that you're back in town. It's been a while, and he'd love to grab a drink and catch up. You two have a lot to talk about, actually. Unless you think you're too good for him, now that you've moved away and made a name for yourself as some Hollywood big shot. But you don't think that... do you?
     
    www.JohnFromBackHome.com
     
    Music: Closing My Eyes For A Moment by Daniel Birch, Hydroscope by Gallery 6, Indigo Moon by Daniel Birch, You Little Tiger by Camden, Cold Summer Landscape by Blear Moon, Untitled1 by Grouper, Everything Else Will Fix Itself by Daniel Birch
     
    Artwork by Alex Crawford
     
    Sam Gooley as John
     
    Written and Produced by Scott McCarrey

    • 16 min
    Episode 2: Normandie

    Episode 2: Normandie

    You're still not picking up the phone, but John has more to say. He's really proud of you, y'know. He's followed your whole career from back home. Your whole life, actually. He's been watching everything you put on social media. He knows what your neighborhood looks like. And what your apartment looks like. And what bar you go to. And what happened with you and your girlfriend. He's been watching it all.
     
    www.JohnFromBackHome.com
     

    Music: Closing My Eyes For A Moment by Daniel Birch, Biology Slides by Bleak House, Sustained Light 1 by Daniel Birch, Backspace (Daydream Version) by Blear Moon, Further Discovery by Blear Moon, Everything Else Will Fix Itself by Daniel Birch
     
    Artwork by Alex Crawford
     
    Sam Gooley as John
     
    Written and Produced by Scott McCarrey

    • 15 min
    Episode 3: John’s House

    Episode 3: John’s House

    Things have been pretty rough for John ever since you left. Not that you've bothered to check in. Everything started to go down hill when his dad died. It's been up to him to keep everything in his family together, and some days he doesn't feel like he has anything left over for himself. Do you know that feeling? Oh yeah, and then there's the mysterious guns he's been finding all over the house. What do you think he should do with them?
     
    www.JohnFromBackHome.com
     
    Music: Closing My Eyes For A Moment by Daniel Birch, What Is by Captive Portal, Backspace (Daydream Version) by Blear Moon, Untitled1 by Grouper, Sustained Light 1 by Daniel Birch, 11,600 Years Ago by Blear Moon,  Everything Else Will Fix Itself by Daniel Birch
     
    Artwork by Alex Crawford
     
    Sam Gooley as John
     
    Written and Produced by Scott McCarrey

    • 14 min
    Episode 4: The Parking Lot

    Episode 4: The Parking Lot

    John's in trouble. He lost his job and got kicked out of the house. He doesn't have a lot of money, so he's gonna have to find somewhere to stay. That's tough to do when all your friends have left home and you don't really hang out with anyone who stayed behind. On the plus side, he might have figured out what to do with those guns. 
    www.JohnFromBackHome.com
     
    Music: Closing My Eyes For A Moment by Daniel Birch, This Is by Captive Portal, Further Discovery by Blear Moon, You Little Tiger by Camden, Charcoal by Camden, Must by Blear Moon, Hydroscope by Gallery 6, Everything Else Will Fix Itself by Daniel Birch
     
    Artwork by Alex Crawford
     
    Sam Gooley as John
     
    Written and Produced by Scott McCarrey

    • 16 min
    Episode 5: Your House

    Episode 5: Your House

    Dude! Your place looks exactly the same as it did in high school. It's a real trip for John, it's like he walked into a time capsule. Same video games, same soda in the fridge, same VHS tapes of shows recorded off of MTV. Although, actually, there are a few differences. The hospital bed in the living room, that didn't use to be there. And then there are strange noises in the walls that are keeping John awake at night.
     
    www.JohnFromBackHome.com
     
    Music: Closing My Eyes For A Moment by Daniel Birch, Drift by Daniel Birch, Biology Slides by Bleak House, Indigo Strokes by Daniel Birch, Must by Blear Moon, Hydroscope by Gallery 6, Everything Else Will Fix Itself by Daniel Birch
     
    Artwork by Alex Crawford
     
    Sam Gooley as John
     
    Written and Produced by Scott McCarrey

    • 13 min
    Episode 6: The Attic

    Episode 6: The Attic

    John stayed up all night trying to find the source of the crying in the walls. He even went up into the attic when he couldn't think of anywhere else to go. And somehow, what he found there might even be creepier than the mysterious crying.
     
    www.JohnFromBackHome.com
     
    Music: Closing My Eyes For A Moment by Daniel Birch, Further Discovery by Blear Moon, Cold Summer Landscape by Blear Moon, Indigo Sun by Daniel Birch, M by Gallery 6, Untitled1 by Grouper, K by Gallery 6, Everything Else Will Fix Itself by Daniel Birch
     
    Artwork by Alex Crawford
     
    Sam Gooley as John
     
    Written and Produced by Scott McCarrey

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Dienro7 ,

Unexpected great binge

Started off one way then took a very sharp turn into horror. After the fourth episode I just sat down and binged the rest. Interesting story with a great voice. Not your typical show and a great new find.

Jamie Cheval ,

Hard to describe

Very gripping- funny at parts and very creepy at others. Started out one way and then quickly evolved into something else. I binged the entire thing- I just had to hear how everything played out. The ending was perfect.

Proud Orange ,

Great show, smart writing!

For fans of YOU (and lots of other shows), this is a brilliantly written slow-burn thriller. The creators do a wonderful job building tension throughout the series. I NEEDED to know what was going to happen next. Superbly acted as well. The show is a great example of how you can pull off a gripping narrative without a huge cast. Do yourself a favor and BINGE.

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