Author Topic: Decent horror series  (Read 4280 times)

NoSleep

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Re: Decent horror series
« Reply #60 on: October 14, 2021, 08:33:52 AM »
Just finished watching Midnight Mass on Netflix and, without any spoilers, thought this was really good. All I'll say is the cast are excellent throughout and just watch it (you're best going in to watch this without knowing what it's about).

surreal

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Re: Decent horror series
« Reply #61 on: October 14, 2021, 11:05:12 AM »
Was wondering if anyone has checked out Chapelwaite?  It's based off the Stephen King short story "Jerusalem's Lot", and features Adrien Brody.  Seems to be getting half-decent reviews on IMDB anyway: 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11525188/

I think there's a couple of eps left, I was going to see if I could *acquire* it somewhere...


EDIT:  Just realised this has been mentioned
« Last Edit: October 14, 2021, 12:38:26 PM by surreal »

Re: Decent horror series
« Reply #62 on: October 14, 2021, 11:57:07 AM »
Just finished watching Midnight Mass on Netflix and, without any spoilers, thought this was really good. All I'll say is the cast are excellent throughout and just watch it (you're best going in to watch this without knowing what it's about).

Wholeheartedly agree. Only halfway through but it's absolutely ace, best series Netflix has done in an age.

But yeah please don't read reviews as I am certain even the "spoiler free" ones will not be.

surreal

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Re: Decent horror series
« Reply #63 on: October 14, 2021, 12:39:19 PM »
Chapelwaite if you spell it properly. it's based on Salem's lot according to Wikipedia , but my memories of Salem's lot are from reading it at least 20 years ago and I must be confused. I could have sworn Salem's lot was set in 70s-80s and Chapelwaite is set in the olden days

It's based on Jerusalem's Lot, the short story, not Salem's Lot the novel

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Re: Decent horror series
« Reply #64 on: October 14, 2021, 12:55:51 PM »
Just finished watching Midnight Mass on Netflix and, without any spoilers, thought this was really good. All I'll say is the cast are excellent throughout and just watch it (you're best going in to watch this without knowing what it's about).

Ditto, went through it all rather quickly. Thought it was very good. Thought the simpering main guy was a bit shit but luckily he fucks off. Also the fact that all the old timers in the first episode were clearly young people wearing heavy makeup sort of gives the game away, but I don't think it matters really.

The writing had a tendency to monologue which occasionally became overbearing, but I liked the subtlety of the vampirism, just the glowing eyes, and the shots from their perspective of the lights shimmering. Before watching it, and for the first couple of episodes, I thought it would be an 'Apostle' type affair, charismatic cult leader makes everyone go mad, so when the 'angel' turns up I thought it was going to get a bit grand guignol and silly, but it didn't really. Although the 'angel' was quite campy at times, like when it finds Pruitt in the rec centre and it goes to refill his decanter with blood, it approaches the decanter sort of wiggling its fingers in a stage villain way, which made me laugh. And it was a remarkably compliant vampire - Pruitt kept dressing it up, putting a hat on it, dressing it up as a priest. How did that work - 'hiya angel mate, just going to pop this hat and coat on? cheers'

But yeah, good. 
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Brundle-Fly

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Re: Decent horror series
« Reply #65 on: October 14, 2021, 08:10:44 PM »
Quite enjoying BBC's Creeped Out. It's for youngsters but really good fun.  It has a Black Mirror meets EC Comics vibe.

Re: Decent horror series
« Reply #66 on: October 15, 2021, 10:15:21 AM »
Yes I had total confused Salem's lot and jersulams lot, old age and rampant drug abuse catching up with me. .
Midnight mass was much better than most horror series and really nailed slow burn in a way I've not seen in  any TV series. Not perfect, but then what is?
The new Disney series Just Beyond is very similar to creeped out, horror as family viewing.

Re: Decent horror series
« Reply #67 on: October 15, 2021, 10:28:23 AM »
Brand New Cherry Flavour is great and completely deranged. It just gets odder and odder but never loses its sense of horror and the last episode has one of the most affecting deaths I can remember. Some great idea, imagery and effects with a fantastic central performance from Rosa Salazar, who was equally great in Undone and Alita: Battle Angel.

Artie Fufkin

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Re: Decent horror series
« Reply #68 on: October 15, 2021, 01:05:35 PM »
^yep, loved it^

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