The Trailer for Netflix's Hemlock Grove Has Piqued Our Horror-loving Interest (VIDEO)

By Tim Surette

Jan 09, 2013

The rise in popularity of horror films has ushered in a new type of auteur, the kind who can think up really terrible ways to kill people and create exactly the right viscosity for red-colored corn syrup splatter to mimic freshly spurted jugular juice. But the 90-minute(ish) limit on feature films only allows these depraved minds to give moviegoers the gore they want, and that's why Saw: 49 and the 17th remake of Texas Chainsaw Massacre are substance-free snuff films.

But now horror has found a home on television, where the sick and twisted can add a story to their nightmarish images. Eli Roth (the great Cabin Fever, the bad Hostel) is taking a stab (GET IT!?) at television with the Netflix original Hemlock Grove, and the video-streaming service has just released the series' first trailer. And you know what? It looks like a good time.

The super-bargain basic synopsis of Hemlock Grove is a small-town girl gets murdered, and the cops have no idea who or what (monster!) did it. Two young men, one a gypsy drifter and one an heir to a family fortune, decide to find the killer themselves. Horror ensues! And yes, that's Josh from Terra Nova (Landon Liboiron) as the gypsy teen.

This is a Netflix production, so all 13 episodes will be released to Netflix subscribers at once, on Friday, April 19. I can't wait!

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  • NeoBasch Jan 16, 2013

    Interesting. Will try, but given his track record I probably won't like it. Didn't like Hostel nor Cabin Fever.

  • doctorwho747 Jan 13, 2013

    From the darkness of future's past, the magician longs to see. Once chance out between two worlds, fire walk with me. My name is Mike, his name is Bob" Whoops wrong show lol. And if you are wondering that is from the classic show that revolutionized the serialized mystery/horror/drama show, I talk about it in the long comment below. Anyway it's awesome that this really interesting new show cannot be canceled by a network leaving us with cliffhangers. Off the top of my head there have been quite a few shows it's happened to like Carnivale, American Gothic, Happy Town, The Gates, Point Pleasant just to name a few. I do have to add that while AMC's The Killing did wrap up the story at the end of the second season AMC still canceled it, but guess what's bringing it back for season 3, Netflix!

  • akyag Jan 11, 2013

    Famke !!!! Yeah I will be watching :)

  • Ankh49 Jan 10, 2013

    Oooh! I'd watch this just for the cast alone! Is it gonna come out on tv after it's been shown on netflicks?

  • InkramNestoes Jan 10, 2013

    FAMKE JANSSEN! Definitely gonna check it!

  • Browncoat87 Jan 10, 2013

    Worth mentioning is that the guy playing the rich kid is Bill SkarsgÄrd, Alexanders younger brother.

  • Atlantida Jan 10, 2013

    The trailer looks pretty good to me, mb even awesome-ish. Def. watch.

  • sunnysfunny Jan 10, 2013

    Famke! And no waiting in between each episode! And it looks interesting!

    I'm in.

  • MunirRahool Jan 10, 2013

    I think I am going to try just for those two reasons too.

  • DuoMaxwell007 Jan 10, 2013

    that looks good but umm Horror series has already been done.... harpers Island (which i just got done with last week) and it was pretty good.. even though i figured out who the killer was pretty early into the series

  • doctorwho747 Jan 13, 2013

    Yes horror series have already been done, but not NEARLY as many times as shows about cops, doctors, and lawyers. Harper's was pretty good yes although I wasn't that thrilled with the ending, but I loved the fact that it was a one season long mini series. I had hoped that it would spawn other shows like it on networks but it had poor ratings so no luck. Than a little while back ABC gave it a shot with Happy Town,which was supposed to be ongoing and also The Gates which wasn't horror persay but it had the supernatural element, but again poor ratings and canceled. But something from the past I think has helped,back in 1990 there was this now classic no other show like it that was both mystery/horror/supernatural and drama called Twin Peaks, which by the way EVERY fan of that genre should watch and it's on netflix. It's about a small pacific north west town and starts with the murder of the beautiful and popular and beloved by the whole town named Laura Palmer. The FBI is called in and Kyle Maclaclan plays one of the greatest performances and characters in tv history in Agent Dale Cooper, there is a famous dream sequence in what is known as The Red Room. The show was the first to ever to the small town serialized murder mystery, and while the show was a huge success at first, after Laura Palmer story does conclude in the middle of the 2nd of only two seasons, it went on to a new story arc and that's when people stopped watching and it got canceled with a cliffhanger ending. But than series creator and phenomonal director David Lynch decided to make a prequel TP movie called "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me:" which should be watched AFTER having watched the entire series since it's a Laura's story and the events of the week told to us in the show that leads to her death. Anyway that show launched careers and spawned many other season long murder mysteries in small towns like The Killing and Veronica Mars and others. Ok I got off track, what I wanted to say is that it's because of the success of the amazing American Horror Story which is a season long story anthology series, that seems to be bringing back horror serials to tv, and I say keep them coming season 1 concluded and now season 2 has most of the actors from season 1 as different characters and setting. Most notably it has given the brilliant Jessica Lange a huge and rightfully deserved career comeback, and by the way her performance and characters in both seasons but it's season 2 that has her right up there with TP's Cooper and Mulder and Scully from The X Files. So I say if AHS and this really interesting looking new show, gotta at least love they are releasing all episodes at once, brings on more horror tv series than I say keep them coming!

  • anon_f30c6df3985d526d741f67785e24d714 Jan 10, 2013

    Speaking of Netflix, season 4 of Arrested Development will be available in May!!!!

  • doctorwho747 Jan 13, 2013

    What? no way! they are bringing back Arrested Development? One of the very few sitcoms that I actually watched which of course was canceled? How did I not know this? Not it makes sense that just yesterday I was on Netflix and saw that they added the show and decided to have a marathon with a friend of mine who had never even heard of it, and now there's gonna be a season 4? Thank you so very much for writing that you made my day

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