Penny Dreadful, a show originally released May 1st on showtime hit me as being just that, Dreadful. The show has recently come to Netflix. Not being a great horror movie fan in the first place I wasn’t too excited about watching this. I turned out to be wrong as usual. You really can’t judge a book by it’s cover. Horror movies always have scary covers, good or bad.
This show’s cover is under stated. The acting and set’s are far from typical. Sure there are the usual Vampires, a couple of Frankenstein’s including Dr. Frankenstein. A few mysterious people who haven’t revealed themselves yet but I’ve only watched the first show so far. I have found the acting, camera work, direction and plot to be superb. I’m assuming it will only get better as the show progresses. I’ve already heard some great reviews on the second show.
If you’re the type of person who would enjoy a riveting, gristle, extremely grotesque and sinister, evening of entertainment this show’s for you. Just make sure the kids are put to bed and the doors are locked before you watch. And please don’t blame me if you have a hard time sleeping at night.