Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Brits Rock Paranormal Themes

I have loved British horror movies and horror TV since the 70s when I first discovered it at its peak. Hammer Films, Thriller TV series, and fantastic actors like Roddy McDowell and Pamela Franklin made for some fantastic influences to cut one's teeth on mood, atmosphere, and real terror and storytelling.

On TV, they enjoy these - "Misfits" Chronicles the misadventures of a gang of young adults condemned to do community service work together when a freak storm gives them superpowers.

 "Primeval" Primeval follows a team of scientists tasked with investigating the appearance of temporal anomalies across Great Britain through which prehistoric and futuristic creatures enter the present.

With recent new releases in the theater like "The Woman in Black" and "The Awakening," I am curling my toes in excitement and trembling with anticipation.

Our friends in the UK seriously know their thrillers and are masters of tension and atmosphere.

1 comment:

  1. The best British patanormal series in my opinion was "Dead Famous". I loved the two hosts, Chris & Gale, they had great chemistry and came from two very different backgrounds. The investigations were always interesting and they went to places that alot of other tv groups never visited. For people interested, this series was never released on DVD in the US- but it is availble in Region 2 DVD format through the British Amazon site.