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Penny Dreadful

Penny Dreadful, created by John Logan, is absolutely brilliant, and in the pilot, Logan introduces us to four critical characters: Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett), womanizer and gunslinger; Vanessa Ives (Eva Green), spiritualist; Sir Malcolm Murray (Timothy Dalton), a man frantically looking for his daughter; and Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), creator of life.

During the pilot, two gruesome murders occur, and while many of the townspeople believe Jack the Ripper has come back, the murderer is never found, leaving the audience eagerly awaiting the next episode.

Another essential occurrence begins when Murray’s daughter, Mina, is kidnapped. Murray and Ives hire Chandler, an actor and gunslinger, to help them battle nightmarish creatures and locate Murray’s daughter.

One scene, in particular, is incredibly gruesome, and it is when Chandler comes face-to-face with three murderous vampires. While Chandler, stunned and confused, is shooting them, blood splatters everywhere, and finally, after Murray has had enough, he sticks a hook through one of their faces. (Even though it is gory, this scene is fantastic.)

And if you want a side of emotion, Penny Dreadful has it covered, especially when Victor Frankenstein meets his creation for the first time. Ah, it is a touching scene, and I must say, it is extremely beautiful.

Overall, Penny Dreadful is loaded with gore, humor, and horror. I mean, what else could you possibly ask for and want? And I guarantee it will keep you intrigued and fascinated from the very start!

To watch the trailer, click here