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)
We all have favorite paranormal TV shows. In this post, I will be looking at the 10 best paranormal shows to grace our screens over the past two decades. All views expressed in this post are purely my own.
Did anyone else get shivers up their skin as they watched the popular TV show, You? If you have not seen this show, I suggest watching it, and then blowing your brains out with paranoia. The idea of You begins with a woman purchasing a book with a credit or debit card at a bookstore. Then, that innocent act tumbles out of proportions by a deranged man who thinks he is in love, but ends up destroying the girl's life. The chances of anyone having that happen to them are low. Like most people, I cannot name how many times I have used my card to pay for an item at the store. Until I saw You, I would of never second guessed the common act, or the act of giving out my name. I never realized what I could find out based on a name, until I began to proceed in some research.
We're all spending a lot more time in front of our screens these days, keeping ourselves inside where we're safe and waiting for the pandemic to blow over. For a lot of us, that means we've already chewed through our list of shows we've been meaning to watch, and we've chased it with our old favorites that we turn to in our times of need. If you're coming up dry for new shows to feed that hunger inside you, and you'd like some fictional fears to deal with as a change of pace, here are three spooky shows that even diehard horror fans may have missed.
The scenery brings a surreal comfort, a nostalgia whose origins seems familiar yet unknown, like estranged towns, houses or people. There is a certain power that the Lynchian fieldwork holds: it captivates you, it comforts you and then discomforts you until you learn to switch between the two.
As we all know CAOS had been a fantastic adventure of magic, and witchcraft since the first season was released on NetFlix.
When a beloved classic film is adapdated for TV, the first question is 'why?', usually followed by 'Why can't Hollywood leave classics alone? and 'Theres no originality anymore' and I'd usually agree but I think HBO Max and JJ Abrams could be onto a winner here.