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Couldn't find a horror TV thread, so to kick one off there's this:
https://news.avclub.com/zachary-quinto-to-star-in-amcs-nos4a2-as-a-vampire-whos-1829041071

Joe Hill's very decent horror novel of a few years back NOS4A2 (or NOS4R2 if you're in the UK) is getting turned into a TV series, with Zachary Quinto as the lead bad guy. It should make a good serial, though a producer of the perennially underwhelming Fear the Walking Dead is showrunner, so...
 

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Satan is becoming popular on TV again as are his acolytes. Sadly The Exorcist TV show has been cancelled after two seasons though.

Why TV Shows About Satan Are So Popular Right Now

Satan has had a hell of a year. After lingering on the edges of summer horror hitsHereditary and The Nun, he took center stage this fall, tormenting teen witch Sabrina Spellman on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and bringing on the end times in American Horror Story: Apocalypse. Even on Riverdalea show that's far more interested in criminal conspiracies and KJ Apa's abs than religion — he looms in the background as the gang tracks possibly-demonic villain the "Gargoyle King."

And there's still more to come: Shay Mitchell's exorcism-gone-wrong horror film, The Possession of Hannah Grace, hits theaters on November 30. In the new year, we'll get a fourth season of Satanic-buddy cop drama Lucifer, and Stranger Things' David Harbour dons the horns for a new Hellboy film. ...

https://www.bustle.com/p/why-tv-shows-about-satan-are-so-popular-right-now-13144016
https://www.meetup.com/Dublin-Horror-Society/discussions/6662221594361856/chat/
 

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Is this the only food they could advertise as "it's really horrible"?
 
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Is this the only food they could advertise as "it's really horrible"?
There used to be a lolly that was black with a red centre and on the wrapper was a blank tombstone. When you took the lolly out, a heat-sensitive reaction took place and a monster would gradually appear on the slab in light blue ink.
 

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There used to be a lolly that was black with a red centre and on the wrapper was a blank tombstone. When you took the lolly out, a heat-sensitive reaction took place and a monster would gradually appear on the slab in light blue ink.
Yes, they were called Magic Monster lollies. I've just been reading about them (hence the recent lolly ad postings)
 
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Yes, they were called Magic Monster lollies. I've just been reading about them (hence the recent lolly ad postings)
I see they weren't black and red and I'm getting mixed up with Black Hole lollies. They should've been black and red.
 

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What We Do in the Shadows, TV version, starts tonight on BBC2 in the UK, at 21.45. If it's as funny as the film, it'll be well worth tuning for - Matt Berry's in it, for a start.
 

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Hmm... WWDitS was OK, I suppose, I laughed a few times and it is promising, but I was a shade underwhelmed. Not as funny as the film, basically. Ghosts does much the same thing (without the snazzy visual effects) and is a lot funnier. Apparently it takes a while to find its feet, though. The moment I saw the tall vampire I thought "Doug Jones" - credits confirmed it was him!
 

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Partially in Spanish, this looks like fun:
From the minds of Julio Torres and Ana Fabrega, alongside Fred Armisen and Lorne Michaels of Saturday Night Live, comes the Spanish-language comedy Los Espookys. The half-hour, six-episode series follows a group of friends who turn their love for horror into a peculiar business.
 

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Hmm... WWDitS was OK, I suppose, I laughed a few times and it is promising, but I was a shade underwhelmed. Not as funny as the film, basically. Ghosts does much the same thing (without the snazzy visual effects) and is a lot funnier. Apparently it takes a while to find its feet, though. The moment I saw the tall vampire I thought "Doug Jones" - credits confirmed it was him!
i enjoyed it. i thought the inclusion of the 'energy vampire' was a bit cringy in the first episode, but in the 2nd with him 'feeding' at the council meeting it was very apt. also there does seem to be a bit of a story arc (take over staten island). werewolves next week!
 

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What We Do in the Shadows hasn't impressed me... until tonight's double bill, which made me laugh more than the previous episodes combined. Doug Jones as the Baron especially! Shame, er, what happened to him, really. Glad I stuck with it, and I think I'm right in saying all three main vampires are played by Brits.
 

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Er, was that it then? Seemed to be building to something very significant - then the credits rolled! Was that a cliffhanger or did they run out of time?
 
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Er, was that it then? Seemed to be building to something very significant - then the credits rolled! Was that a cliffhanger or did they run out of time?
For some reason I thought this had ended on episode six. Now I've found four more to watch. Totally worth it.
 

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Ooh, The Woman in Black - the Nigel Kneale version off the TV - is coming out on disc:
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Trailer at the link. Audio commentary from Mark Gatiss and Kim Newman. Many say this is one of the scariest TV plays ever broadcast.
 

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Kingdom: Set in 17th century Korea, a tale of court intrigue and Zombies. Some great Zombie Horde scenes. Just finished Season 1 (6 episodes). S2 has just arrived on Netflix.
 

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Kingdom: Set in 17th century Korea, a tale of court intrigue and Zombies. Some great Zombie Horde scenes. Just finished Season 1 (6 episodes). S2 has just arrived on Netflix.
Season 2 of Kingdom is just as good, the Zombie Horde scenes are perhaps even better. The palace intrigue continues along with Civil War. 9/10.
 

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Bloodride: Norwegian horror anthology. Starts with Ultimate Sacrifice, a family move to the countryside and find that locals follow some old customs. Good Folk Horror. On Netflix.
 

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Brace yourself for true terror... the Runaround Horror Special from 1981:

As if Mike Reid wasn't bad enough, surely the screen's most terrifying Dracula shows up halfway through. One of the prizes is the soundtrack LP for The Shining! The kiddies' favourite, there.
 

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There is a new TV-series coming called Lovecraft Country. The connection to H. P. doesn't seem clear but the trailer has monsters.
 

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The Frankenstein Chronicles (Two Seasons): 1827, an inspector with the river police (Sean Bean) finds a body made from parts of different corpses. Sir Robert Peel transfers him to Bow Street to investigate. Dark adventures involving Mary Shelley, William Blake, Ada (Byron) Lovelace and Charles Dickens. Automatons, reanimation, political scheming, mass murder and the grinding poverty of 1820s London. 8/10. On Netflix.
 

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Mrs Yith has started watching KINGDOM and says it's right up my alley.

It's Joseon-Era Zombies and very stylish/stylised. I'm vaguely amused to see that I recognise so many of the exterior locations they've used.


 

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Mrs Yith has started watching KINGDOM and says it's right up my alley.

It's Joseon-Era Zombies and very stylish/stylised. I'm vaguely amused to see that I recognise so many of the exterior locations they've used.


It's great! Wonderful hordes of zombies along with court intrigue and battles.
 
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