Another one of those ‘Netflix Originals’ is Hemlock Grove, based on Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name.
Hemlock Grove is TV’s answer to Twilight. It has Werewolves, Vampires and some weird girl with a huge eye. With bodies turning up everywhere, the village of Hemlock Grove are on the hunt for a killer. The whole series is shrouded in mystery, and the whole way through you attempt to guess who the killer might be.
Everyone that lives in Hemlock Grove are weird, the kids at the school, the rich family that own all of the wealth and the whole weirdness carries the theme of mystery so well.
Hemlock received mixed to negative reviews generally, but i quite liked this particular series. It brings something new to the fantasy horror genre and to be quite honest, I’ve never seen such a gruesome change to a werewolf. Usually, the humans just grow hair and their hands shape to paws…not this time, this scene is worth watching the whole series along. Superb!
I also tweeted Netflix about this, and they confirmed there will be a series 2 next year!
Watch it, don’t listen to those mass market critics, it’s the best and weirdest ‘who-dunnit’ I ever saw!