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A Gothic Party
Bringing together a multitude of elements from a collective
of classic gothic literature, Penny Dreadful establishes such influential figures
of fiction as Dorian Gray, Count Dracula, Renfield, Frankenstein, Dr Henry
Jekyll, and Justine.
Establishing these outlandish characters together as more
realistic human interpretations, the show attempts to ground them in
Following the stories of Vanessa Ives (Eva Green), Sir
Malcolm Murray (Timothy Dalton), and Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett), Penny
Dreadful boasts a star cast of esteemed actors and actresses.
The series depicts a supernatural mystery that brings our
leads into direct contact with classic characters from the world of gothic
With such an ambitious concept, it would have been easy for
Penny Dreadful to fall flat. Yet, it rises above the constraint of ambition,
tentatively ascending to the status of quality supernatural drama. Combined
with the expected horror associated with many of these classic figures, Penny
Dreadful successfully positions itself as one of the best TV shows of its time
City Of Angels
Spinning out of the award-winning Penny Dreadful, discover a
whole new world in Penny Dreadful: City of Angels.
Transitioning to the 20th century, City of Angels demonstrates
a marked shift from the Victorian setting of the preliminary show, now taking
residence in sunny Los Angeles.
Set within the Golden Age of Hollywood, this new series
shifts focus from classic English literature to Mexican-American folklore,
depicting the conflict between Santa Muerte and demoness Magda (played by Game
of Thrones' own Natalie Dormer).
What Does Penny Dreadful Mean?
Derivative of the term ‘penny dreadfuls’, which referred to
the popular, cheap, serialised literature produced in the 19th
century, the show coined its name from this derogatory description. Focusing on
weekly tales that described many supernatural events, this show adequately
earns its title, pulling from various works of gothic fiction to create its
Enter The World Of Gothic Horror
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For any fan of gothic literature or the supernatural, this
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