Brimstone

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Brimstone

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I was a cop. My wife was raped, I caught the guy who did it, and I killed him. Two months later I died, and went to Hell. 113 of the most vile creature escaped. The high concept of this story is that Detective Ezekial Stone was sent to Hell for the murder of his wife's rapist. He spends 15 years in Hell, until 113 souls managed to escape. The Devil needs someone to send them back to Hell, but can't do much on the physical plane. So he sends Ezekial after them, with the promise that if Stone recovers all 113, he'll win permanent freedom from Hell. And if he fails, he's damned for good. All of the escapees as well as Stone are supernaturally indestructible, except they can inflict pain on each other. The only way to send someone back to Hell is to destroy their eyes, the "windows of the soul." Worse, some of the escapees spent centuries, if not millennia, in Hell and have developed great power - little of which Stone, a relatively recent prisoner, has himself. Each week, with a little help (and the occasional hindrance) from the Devil, Stone typically tracks down another of the escapees and sends them back to Hell. He is tattoed with the names of each one, and when he sends them back the appropriate tattoo burns itself off. Meanwhile, Stone's ex-wife still believes him dead, but Stone can't resist checking in on her from time to time. This series only ran 13 episodes on Fox, but has a devoted cult following and is rerun from time to time on the SciFi Channel.moreless
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  • Cop Kills wife's rapist comes back from hell to kill 113 evil demons escaped from hell to redeem himself for a second chance. Great acting and story line.

    9.5
    Love this show...makes me want to see more would be great to bring it back now that these type of shows are big hits, this one was way before it's time...If you like Supernatural, Warehouse 13 etc you will like this one...showing on chiller network from time to time. The demons on this show are really cool and their crimes and how they carry them out now that they are free are interesting and creative. If you can catch this show on chiller it is worth the watch, I am hoping they will come out on DVD soon as Chiller has shown only 1-8 and there are 13 total.moreless
  • Brimstone: Smokin' (Sorry-I couldn't resist)

    9.1
    "Brimstone" was a series with a unique twist and a hell of a cast, pardon the pun. Peter Horton was just great as Ezekial Stone, but John Glover stole the show with his role as Satan. I believe that if there is such a creature-Glover did him justice in his characterization. He was an absolute gem. The writers were especailly good for a horror series also. The one-liners mixed in with the drama were a fantastic mix. It is just such a shame that the show did not last long enough for Stone to catch all 113 of his adversaries. I can just imagine what Glover's Satan would have had to say when, he had to let Stone go.moreless
  • Smart choise.

    6.9
    I thought this series, as short lived as it was, is a 'gem within a gem'. It was a highly stylized drama/ fantasy flick. Hats off to the cast as they all played their parts well. Too bad audiences didn't take to the shows and "Brimstone" got canceled- I guess audiences don't have taste. Some silly blooper show was put in its place and I was fuming when I found that out.



    Mainstream audiences unfortunately aren't interested in surreal and complex thrillers like "Brimstone". They want something they can understand and identify with which I, as a director, don't care much for unless I'm in the mood to take them by the hand and explain things they can identify.



    Each writer has a sense of style and this can be seen in "Brimstone". There is of course the corny humor in the show which just that- corny. The seriousness of the characters is magnificent and well spun up.



    But, the mainstream audiences didn't go for it. This is why I shoot movies for myself and not them. Like my films, "Brimstone" is an acquired taste and develops a cult following much like "Spike Of Love", "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me" or "Gross Total".



    "Brimstone" should have been given a fair chance.



    Tom Millan "Kindred Gem Films Corp 1998".moreless
  • A dark and wonderous show with lots of supernatural elements. Plus the Devil himself!

    9.1
    Brimstone was simply dark and wonderful. Mystery/drama stories with a recently dead detective, Ezekiel Stone (played by Peter Horton) trying to win his freedom from hell by catching 113 escapees from Hell. Poor Ezekiel's had to spend time in Hell for tracking and killing his former wife's rapist. You see, sin is sin…and in Stone's case, the fates weren't so forgiving. The 113 Stone's been sent after are some of the baddest motha's ever sent to Hell, and lots more experienced at wrongdoing than Stone. But Stone's got to figure out how to live in the world without disclosing his true identity, of course, cannot communicate with or see his wife, and endure unpredictable visits from the snarky Devil who'll send Stone back to Hell if he doesn't succeed at his task. And the wickedly masterful and snappily dressed Devil pulling all Stone's strings: John Glover. 'Nuff said.moreless
  • A good show ahead of it's time.

    9.5
    Brimstone was SO ahead of it's time. A truely original

    concept indeed. And who wouldn't love John Glover aka

    Lionel Luthor (from Smallville) as the devil?! lol I don't think a more perfect role was made for the guy!

    There was nothing wrong with this show. other than

    enough ppl didn't give it a chance, or perhaps it had

    a bad time slot. I think if this show aired now, it

    would hit. At the very least stand a better chance.

    Still, it's out on dvd I think. Even if it's not yet,

    u can download it online. It's only one season's worth.

    But definately worth checking out!moreless
  • release it on dvd
    On tvshowsondvd.com it is around #40 of the thousands of shows on that site for people to vote on to be released on DVD. Hopefully...
    09/29/12
    3
  • UK TV showing
    Just saw an advertisement for Brimstone to that states the series will be screened on Horror Channel http://www.zonehorror.tv/ ...
    04/25/10
    1
  • Coming to SyFy!
    Starting October 5, as part of the weekday marathon rotation. Pilot through Lovers will air that day.
    09/22/09
    2
  • How great was this show?
    The premise was so intresting a cop took the law into his own hands and killed the man who raped his wife. He then was killed and ...
    06/11/09
    18
  • Unfinished Episode
    Has anyone ever seen anything on the episode rivals?if not click here¢
    06/11/09
    3
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