Scoot on over American Horror Story. Netflix is creating some scary competition with a new Gothic horror series titled Hemlock Grove. Let’s dissect the upcoming streaming series and take a gander at the trailer.
“The monster is within,” suggests the creepy, stylish teaser trailer for the new series. The horror/ thriller comes from the wicked mind of Eli Roth, the man also responsible for Hostel. The executive producer and former “Bear Jew” from Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds also directed the first episode of Hemlock Grove, which debuts with 13 episodes on April 19 on Netflix.
The show looks pretty good, don’t you think? The problem becomes trying to hold yourself back from watching too many episodes in one season and then completely running dry. I’ve already watched all 13 episodes of the Netflix political drama from David Fincher called House of Cards and I’m anxiously awaiting a second season of the dark comedy, Lilyhammer. Still, with streaming comes instant gratification and not having to wait a whole week for the next installment.
The plot of Hemlock Grove unfolds as a young girl is found brutally murdered near the former Godfrey steel mill in a town called, well, Hemlock Grove. The two best suspects are Peter Rumancek, a 17-year-old Gypsy, played by Canadian actor Landon Liboiron, and Roman, the heir to the wealthy Godfrey estate, acted by Bill Skarsgard, who happens to be the son of Thor actor Stellan Skarsgård.
Now, Peter, the Gypsy is also rumored around town to be werewolf and kind of looks the part. Both young men decide to team up and find the true murderer in order to exonerate themselves.
If you thought you spotted quite a few stars in the trailer, you weren’t wrong. X-Men‘s Famke Janssen appears to wield supernatural powers as Olivia Godfrey, Roman’s mother. Mission: Impossible II actor Dougray Scott is Dr. Norman Godfrey, Olivia’s husband.
I had a squee worthy moment when I learned Joel de la Fuente was cast as Dr. Johann Pryce. It may be a minor role, but I’ve been a huge de la Fuente fan since he first appeared as Paul Wang in Space: Above and Beyond.
Hemlock Grove is written by Brian McGreevey and Lee Shipman It’s based on their novel.