and it's actually good.
First season is based on Candle Cove, and it's a little rough, as a whole. I liked it, but it also felt a little like everyone's first time making a t.v. show, starring That Guy who's been in commercials*
I knew the story before I watched it and the first episode
Season two is based on No-End House, which I haven't read yet,
and it's so creepy!
"Chills" are a real thing! watching this show makes me want to put on a jacket.
There's so much good nightmare-logic details, and stylized, abstract set pieces.
It's a little bit slow, and more than a little art-house, surreal art instillation weird.
I find it really refreshing, as far as horror content goes these days. It's a lot more lingering dread, and creeping, unsettling feelings rather than outright scares.
I'm still kind of wary it could go conventional horror directions, but it hasn't yet.
I'm really impressed with how
That's hard to do. Even really good horror movies tend to have villains just doing scary stuff because they are bad, and there's not a lot of coherence or reason.
This season, The Evil wants something, and you can follow what it's trying to do, and it's still really creepy.
And really good blood effects.
Edit: I spaced out on adding some content warning type stuff!
some gruesome bits, and nightmare logic.
Season 2 has a fair bit of rough stuff
there's a big theme of "this isn't real!" um, that I think people prone to delusional thinking want to avoid
as of the second to last episode, there hasn't been any rape or sexual assault,
but there are some thematic elements. (what is the orb?? what is the bathtub???)
and, uhhhhh John Carol Lynch looming over a girl's bed has kind of a ....
look to it
i mean, there was enough going on I worried this might be
but it's been creepy and unsettling in almost completely new and refreshing ways.
there's sort of a pet death
*wait, no, he was in Parks and Recreation, and some actual movies and stuff. He's not bad, he just doesn't bring a whole lot to a kind of underwritten, basic cable role.