Parables come in all kinds of platforms. The Platform, a Spanish film with English subtitles now on Netflix, is a story about the essence of humanity tested to its very limits. That’s a worthy parable, to say the least. Unfortunately, this movie’s unique way of telling it is disgusting, in the literal sense of that word. The question is: was that kind of stomach-turning story necessary to convey such a crucial message?
In the old days, they used to have something called B-movies. They were intended to accompany the A-movie, the main attraction, in the double features that played in neighborhood movie houses, before television came along and ate their lunch and closed them down. Many of those B-movies were quite enjoyable, but they weren’t exactly Oscar material. I don’t think there were any B-television shows, certainly none on cable and none on Netflix, Amazon video, and other streaming services. But if ever there were a streaming television series that felt like a B-movie – in this case, a six-episode movie serial – it would be Into the Night, which went up on Netflix in May 2020.
It should be apparent by now that Lovecraft Country is an anthology of separate stories set on a foundation of a continuing underlying story, rather than just a straightforward continuing story. This has the effect of making the underlying story more difficult to follow, but allowing the series to explore a lot more than one classic horror trope.
Warrior Nun is a popular series on Netflix. Viewers have loved this female-fronted supernatural series depicting the story of a diseased orphan who possesses supernatural powers. Along with featuring a young and strong female character, the inclusion of mysterious evil forces, the touch of romance, and portraiture of beautiful friendships have made this series receive positive reviews. Only one season of this series has been released yet and fans are waiting for the arrival of another season. Meanwhile, in this article, we have got you a list of amazing shows and series which you are going to love if you loved Warrior Nun. So let’s scroll through the list.
I decided to watch Lovecraft Country 1.2 last night instead of the first night of the Republican National Convention because, come on, you know which one was the greater horror.
Finally had a chance to watch the debut of Lovecraft Country on HBO. I was pulled away this past week by the Democratic National Convention, televised and virtual and truly inspiring. And it was oddly appropriate that I did not look at Lovecraft Country until just a few nights before the upcoming Republican convention, which begins on Monday. Creepily appropriate, because Lovecraft Country is a tableau of racism and horror, and that's pretty much what I expect to find in the Republican National Convention. Would be nice if that meant I didn't need to watch any of those four blustering nights.
I said in my review last week of Into the Dark's current episode, "The Current Occupant," that I'd be going back and coming back to review all the earlier episodes, so here's my review of "The Body," the very first episode in this Hulu series.
The famed writer H.P. Lovecraft revolutionized the horror genre in a way that people had not seen before, or indeed since. The unique existential dread that his stories portrayed showed people a world where they were completely insignificant in every way, and that life had little meaning overall. In no way was this more brilliantly accomplished than with his pantheon of Ancient Ones, Elder Gods, and Great Ones. To even look upon them was to go mad. None of his creatures are as famous or popular as the Great Older God Cthulhu.
I saw "The Current Occupant" late Saturday night, the current 90-minute offering on Hulu's Into the Dark monthly anthology series. In a word: outstanding! A narrative that I'd say is up there with the best of The Twilight Zone, Black Mirror, Amazing Stories, and Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and the other science fiction and mystery anthology series in whose steps Into the Dark follows so vividly in this episode.
One of the best shows to date was inspired by the original horror comics. Penny Dreadful, or bloods, were cheap violent novels that were popular during the mid-to-late Victorian England. They were more or less eight pages per installment. During their time they were considered second rate and gory. Writer G.K. Chesterton was a avid defender of the up and coming genre. Chesterton argued that the novels were "the most moral part of the modern fiction." (https://www.britannica.com/art/penny-dreadful)