It’s a good year for television. Doctor Who reunites numbers ten and eleven in the medical practice of saving the galaxy for the fiftieth year in 2013, the Hannibal TV series happens to be pretty damn good and Defiance is pulling out all the stops to create one massive new franchise.
Add to that list, Hemlock Grove, which happens to be produced by torture-porn master Eli Roth. Is that series violent? Ha! You already know the answer to that question!
In the shadows of a rusted Pennsylvania steel town, the mangled body of a teenage girl is discovered. As they hunt for a monster among them, rumors mount and many of the eccentric residents become suspects, from the newly arrived gypsy family to the wealthy Godfrey clan. In the twisted world of Hemlock Grove, everyone hides a dark secret. From director Eli Roth (“Hostel”) comes a chilling supernatural series based on Brian McGreevy’s novel.
Now that’s a werewolf transformation that happens to be more painful than Taylor Lautner’s acting (Thanks for that, Kervyn). Hemlock Grove looks like a niche horror series, but sweet Christmas, the production values on this show look pretty high indeed. A solid line-up of actors that includes Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron, and Famke Janssen helps seal the deal on this project, which will be an exclusive series on Netflix first. It’s 13 episodes of supernatural horror and violence by the looks of it.
Which should find an audience pretty easily in a culture that is obsessed with the supernatural and ab-heavy lycans.
Last Updated: April 17, 2013