At one time, witches, demons, werewolves and giants roamed our world, spawning our darkest fantasies and striking terror deep into our hearts. Their contact with humans had resulted in the ...
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At one time, witches, demons, werewolves and giants roamed our world, spawning our darkest fantasies and striking terror deep into our hearts. Their contact with humans had resulted in the legends that were later collected by the Brothers Grimm. Once true, these legends became distorted with time and were reduced to mere fairy tales. Today they still exist in the so-called Other Realm which is connected to our reality by hidden doors. One of these gates is in the small town Grimmsberg, home of 16-year-old Tom who suddenly begins experiencing cryptic visions. Together with his best friend Sina he learns from his guidance counselor of the existence of this gate to the Other Realm, which had opened at the moment of his birth. His counselor, Brigitte Gala, belongs to a secret organization called the Council of Threshold Guardians, which attempts to maintain a peaceful co-existence between humans and these mythical creatures. Tom and Sina find themselves confronting a witch the council had...
but I guess the show is okay for an experimental mini-budget web series, which was shot in a studio in front of a green screen with all background images being computer-generated. The story had potential, the main problem, however, is indeed the confused and patchy script and some quite silly dialogue. I can't put much blame on the actors, I'm sure they did what they could with they were given, and they've all done a lot better in other shows. What I did like was the background CGI which - although looking cheap at times - contributed well to the atmosphere and created the proper "fantasy touch" along with the sound effects and music. Summary: not a total failure, but not a very successful experiment, either.
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