What do you do once you’ve become a master of horror, directing and producing an array of exceptional scary movies by the time you’re 40 years old? Well you take a stab television of course, or at least that’s what you do if you’re following the path of Eli Roth.
Roth’s next project is the Netflix exclusive series Hemlock Grove. The series is, of course, horror, following the trend of of disturbing media being presented in episodic form.
Check out a plot summary below, courtesy of Empire.
Based on Brian McGreevy’s titular novel (and adapted by the writer himself alongside Roth), Hemlock Grove is set in a small Pennsylvania steel town whose best years are long behind it. Now a weird, dilapidated place, the death of a 17-year-old girl prompts an investigation into the area’s dark secrets, seething with supernatural evil, sex and manipulation.
The trailer looks pretty awesome. There isn’t a ton of information provided, aside from lots of screams and sex, but honestly, what else do horror fans need? We do get to see some scary images and the whole thing has an extremely tense feel, with a lot of unknown being thrown around. The trailer ends with the tagline “The Monster Is Within.”
Netflix exclusives are becoming a trademark of the streaming service that previously only brought shows to viewers a good amount of time after they aired on television. In addition to Hemlock Grove, season 4 of Arrested Development is another highly anticipated show that will air first on Netflix.
As a horror fan, I’m excited for anything Roth is involved with, but this trailer has me especially excited for this show. It should be great to see him work without the constraints of a 90-minute window. All 13 episodes will be on Netflix April 19, and there’s a good chance I’ll be watching every episode that day.
Check out the trailer below and then head to the comments section to share your thoughts on Hemlock Grove.