The Hemlock Grove TV Show is the latest offering in a long line of super natural incarnations in pop culture. Like the Twilight movies, it is also based on a novel. However, it has the opportunity to be a point of difference in that it is breaking ground as a TV show made exclusively for Netflix and its monster murder mystery premise sounds intriguing.
Supernatural big budget TV and movie incarnations of last century’s B-horror movie monsters have been in vogue over the last few years. Zombie movies rose from mainstream oblivion to swarm pop culture once again, reinventing the genre at the box office and in its niche of straight-to-DVD. There are even comic books and a prime-time cable show. Next on the B-movie conveyer belt of horror was vampires and werewolves. These creatures pounced from the Blade trilogy to Underworld, before beginning to dominate even tween culture. While the zombie hordes are quieting down, the vampire and werewolf infestation is showing no sign of abating. But what’s next?
The recipe: take two parts Twilight, one part Cruel Intentions and one part Twin Peaks, place in a blender and pulsate. Season with a dream team of horror movie champions like Eli Roth, Mark Verheiden, Eric Newman and composer Nathan Barr.
You’ve just created Helmlock Grove, a supernatural murder-monster-mystery based on the novel by Brian McGreevy and created exclusively for Netflix.