Written by Patti Pauley
Earlier this year, we at iHorror caught wind that the ‘scariest movie of all time’ was getting a series and hesitation almost immediately set in with both fans of the 1973 masterpiece and admittedly so, some of us ambassadors in the horror community. An Exorcist series, on FOX no less, seemed like a terrible idea regarding story content. How good could it actually be? I had my reservations initially, mostly because I was afraid of one of my favorite, and one of my very first horror film’s name being dragged across the mud for the sake of viewers merely tuning in on the sole fact, it’s a goddamn Exorcist television show. However, I give everything a damn fair chance, as it’s kinda my job here, and tuned in on that fateful night in September… And was the blown the hell away.
If you’ve been paying attention, The Exorcist series is hands down one of the best damn shows the TV Gods have bestowed upon us in recent memory. And I’m not just referring to strictly horror TV, but all genres. Yes, it’s that good. The series developed by Jeremy Slater is smart, fresh, and stands apart from the films we know in such a beautiful manner. The series does indeed tie into the original film but for those who may be reading and haven’t tuned in to this show, I don’t want to spoil anything for you. But I have to tell you, if you’re not watching, you’re absolutely missing out on something special here. The season premiere opened up to an impressive 2.85 million viewers, however it has been brought to my attention that the series, as good as it is, ratings’ are steadily declining.
Fellow horror blogger and former iHorror contributor John Squires very recently brought the distressful news over on Bloody Disgusting that this glorious treasure that Slater has created, may in fact be in danger of not being renewed for a second season. Last night’s eighth episode in the series ‘The Griefbearers’, did not disappoint as per usual, ringing nostalgic bells bringing us back into the original story we all know and love, a clearer look at the relationship between Regan and ‘Captain Howdy’ solidifying just how malevolent a demon he really is, along with one HELL of a twist in the end. With the official viewer count not in just as of yet, it is true that the audience seems to be dropping off each week. Click here to see for yourself, but I warn you it’s a tad depressing.
I don’t think I need to tell you guys what could possibly happen here if ratings don’t pick back up. It’s very well a possibility that this gorgeous program that some may be taking for granted, could disappear and if I can help IN ANY WAY by at least spreading the word by using my iHorror powers, I’m going to goddamn do it. Over on Twitter, Slater is urging fans to use social media and hashtag #RenewTheExorcist to give the show a little boost and let the network know we are here. We are watching. And we don’t want this to go away. We just got Geena Davis back. Don’t you dare take her away from me. BD provided this handy little visual for fans of the show and what they can do to help. If you like me, would like to see a second season, or hell 10 more, do your part and let your voice be heard. We in the horror community have a booming voice and studios will listen if enough of us are screaming. Don’t let me down guys!
Viewers Unable to Make it Through First Episode of Netflix’s ‘Dahmer’
Netflix’s new series ‘Dahmer’ is bringing in a ton of viewers which has pushed it to the number one spot. However, not everyone is enjoying or even able to watch the series. A lot of viewers have Tweeted Netflix and producers of the series to let them know that the series is too much. A lot of viewers are very upset and even unable to finish the first shocking episode.
A lot of the shock comes from Jeffrey Dahmer’s brutal crimes but viewers also are disgusted by the way police handled the case and allowed Dahmer to get away with his crimes for years on end despite being told by several people including Dahmer’s neighbor, that something not right.
The 10-episode series is indeed shocking. It goes into some very intense details that the killer implemented in his murder of 15 young men including a 14-year-old boy.
The synopsis for Dahmer goes like this:
Between 1978 and 1991, Jeffrey Dahmer gruesomely took the lives of seventeen innocent victims. DAHMER – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is a series that exposes these unconscionable crimes, centered around the underserved victims and their communities impacted by the systemic racism and institutional failures of the police that allowed one of America’s most notorious serial killers to continue his murderous spree in plain sight for over a decade.
Netflix’s Dahmer is now on Netflix. Have you watched?
‘Wednesday” Comes To Netflix November 23rd
Most of us originally thought that the new Wednesday series would premiere in October. It would certainly fit in perfectly with the spooky season. However, when we didn’t see the series starring Jenna Ortega on the Netflix and Chills list we knew we would have to wait a bit longer.
We have received official word that the much anticipated Tim Burton series will be released on Netflix Thanksgiving weekend. The date was shared along with a new poster that you can see below.
Watch Wednesday On Netflix Starting November 23, 2022
The synopsis for Wednesday goes like this:
The series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy, where she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the murder mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.
Go deeper into the Wednesday character with Jenna Ortega and Tim Burton in this featurette.
‘Among the Living’ Fights Against a Terrifying Infected Population
Among the Living unleashes a deadly outbreak on society that brings about an entirely new enemy to fight against.
The synopsis for Among the Living goes like this:
Stranded in the countryside in the aftermath of a deadly outbreak, older brother Harry fights to protect his younger sister, Lily, while he desperately searches to find refuge with their father. Harry and Lily are determined to survive their journey as they strive to avoid an infected population with a thirst for blood as well as the greater threat of other survivors.
Among the Living arrives in theaters on September 30 and on VOD beginning October 4.