Penny Dreadful (2014– )

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Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, and others unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London.

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Sunday, June 29, 2014
S1.E8 Grand Guignol
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Vanessa, Sir Malcolm, Ethan, Dr. Frankenstein and Sembene explore an empty theater - only to be confronted by their worst nightmares.


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 Sir Malcolm Murray (18 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Vanessa Ives (18 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Ethan Chandler (18 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Ferdinand Lyle (12 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Madame Kali (12 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 2015 (10 episodes, 2015)
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 Dorian Gray (9 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 The Creature (8 episodes, 2014)
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 Brona Croft (8 episodes, 2014)
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 Sembene (8 episodes, 2014)
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 Dr. Victor Frankenstein (8 episodes, 2014)
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Explorer Sir Malcolm Murray, American gunslinger Ethan Chandler, and others unite to combat supernatural threats in Victorian London.

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The séance back-bending scene was filmed in three different segments: the first was on set with Eva Green standing on the table; the second was filmed in a studio where the actress bent her body as far back as the stuntmen deemed safe; the third was Eva bent all the way back in a contraption - the last were filmed in front of a green screen. The post-production team then combined all three segments into one. See more »

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Sinister and Gothic!!!!
11 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

As the creators' fascination with 19th century horror literature comes to life we are introduced with a result that is part gory part calculated constraint but a pure visual pleasure. The show takes you to a setting evoking a sense of alarm under all the intrigue.This feeling is heightened by the score which is both evocative and hauntingly beautiful.

Timothy Dalton plays Sir Malcom, an explorer, who needs to bring together this group of mysterious individuals each seemingly having a secret of their own to locate his missing daughter.

Both Dalton and Josh Hartnett are reasonably good but it's Harry Treadaway and Eva Green who steal the show with their performances. Where Green can be both cold and beautiful Treadaway does an equally good job as a young Dr. Victor Frankenstein especially in the "plant the flag on truth" scene.

With the show currently in its initial stages much remains to be seen as to how it unfolds with so many characters (monsters??!!) to be introduced into a single plot. But as of now one thing is for sure that this show seems more about thrill and gore than horror. If that excites you then this show might be for you!


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