Currently Watching: 11/09/2019

I’ve recently watched a bunch of stuff that I feel like a lot of people might also be interested in. So without further ado, let’s get the recommendations going!

TV Shows

Good Omens

Good Omens is a book to tv adaptation based on Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s best-selling novel. It follows an angel and a demon as they try to stop the Anti-Christ from starting the apocalypse.

A show that balances drama and comedy in a way that can only be applauded, the short show is sure to grab your attention until the final credits roll.

Michael Sheen and David Tennant star as an unlikely duo that can’t decide if their best friends or mortal enemies, but either way they need each other for their plan to work.

This is an Amazon Prime Original series that I think would be loved by children and adults alike.

X-Files (original run)

X-Files is one of those shows where you never quite know where it fits in the genre scale. A mixture of crime show, sci-fi goodness, and paranormal spookiness, X-Files follows FBI Agents Scully and Mulder as they work together to uncover a government conspiracy to hide the truth of alien existence from the world.

It’s hard to condense 8 seasons into a few words, but X-Files is one of those shows that I honestly believe has something for everyone. Drama, thrills, comedy, and even a splash of romance, the series leaves the audience asking themselves three simple questions:

Who can you trust? Do you believe? What would you do to reveal the truth?

The Boys

Another Prime Original, The Boys is the answer to everyone who is sick of seeing thousands of new superhero films/shows being released. Now I love superheros and comics as much as the next person, but I think we can all agree that it’s a bit much. Seriously, how many times am I meant to see Thomas and Martha Wayne getting shot in an alley?

The Boys follows Hughie as he finds himself being swept up into a group of superhero hunters after the death of his girlfriend, Robin, at the hands of the fastest man alive. Naive and frightened, Hughie has to question everything he has ever accepted as right and normal after meeting Billy Butcher, a man with a pure hatred towards superheros and the determination to do something about it.

This series is not suitable for children. Unless you have somewhat creepy children. Gore, violence, and strong sexual content, The Boys doesn’t hold anything back, but it’s one heck of a ride that I think a lot of people would love.

Films

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a newly released horror film that follows a group children who uncover the mysterious storybook of their town’s local legend, Sarah Bellows. Stealing the book from Sarah’s room, the children are forced to fight for their lives as they try to find the truth about Sarah Bellows and her scary stories.

This is an amazing film that I recently saw at the cinema and I loved it. In my opinion, it would be a great introduction to horror for anyone who is interested in the genre but has no idea how to get their foot in the door. The cast work together wonderfully and visual and audio efforts make this a truly scary experience.

The Devil’s Rejects

The sequel to Rob Zombie’s gruesome House of a 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects follows the survivors of the Firefly family as they are hunted by a sadistic sheriff out for revenge.

As expected from Rob Zombie’s original films, The Devil’s Rejects is filled with gore and non-stop shocks. As much as I loved House of a 1000 Corpses, I put off watching this film for (literally) years once I learned that there may be another film in the series.

And it’s finally happening!

3 From Hell is coming out in selected cinemas this month and I cannot wait for it to be available for me to watch. What can I say? I just can’t get enough of the Firefly family.

You Might Be The Killer

My first Shudder original, You Might Be The Killer follows a camp counselor as he tries to escape from a crazed killer, but what happens when he begins to realise that he might be the killer?

This is an easy watch with a fantastic plot that plays with a lot of Slasher tropes that I’m sure you’ll recognise. The script for this film and the small breaks from the camp are really what make this special. This comedy-horror is, in my opinion, a must see.

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