Scream Factory, the horror-thriller offshoot of independent film distributor Shout Factory, has confirmed that it will release on Blu-ray Hemlock Grove. Featuring all 13 exhilarating episodes, the 3-disc Blu-ray disc set will be available for purchase on October 7th.
Synopsis: In a small Pennsylvania town, something evil has come in search of prey. But who is the true monster in Hemlock Grove? The brutal slaying of a teenage girl sends the townspeople of Hemlock Grove into a desperate search to find her killer. But this sleepy community soon finds itself living a nightmare as secrets and rumors threaten to drive them all down a dark path as they struggle to uncover the truth. As they hunt for a monster among them, rumors mount and many of the eccentric residents become suspects, from the newly-arrived Gypsy family to the wealthy Godfrey clan. In the twisted world of Hemlock Grove, everyone hides a dark secret.
Executive produced by Eli Roth (Cabin Fever), based on the novel of the same name by Brian McGreevy, and stars Famke Janssen (X-Men) Bill Skarsgård (Anna Karenina), Landon Liboiron (Altitude), Penelope Mitchell (The Vampire Diaries), and Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible II).
Holy crap! I'm so behind on shows since I don't watch TV/don't have cable. This was a show I'd heard Eli Roth was in early pre-production stage a while back. I had no clue an entire season had actually aired! Is it any good? Definitely want to check it out!
TheManInBlu - if you like gothic horror a little strange, I think it's top notch. It's a "Netflix Original" show so you can stream it anytime if you want (season 2 comes out 7/11). The developing mythology that the series has created in season 1 I found extremely intriguing. It's combined several conventional horror themes (even sci-fi) and taken them into new directions. The cast is solid, even brilliant at times. I found myself enjoying it more and more upon multiple viewings.
Just a heads up, if you're not a big fan of this particular genre, then you probably won't think much of it. However, I've picked up that people who do like it, enjoy this show.
@TheManInBlu - I'd say it's alright, it's pretty batshit crazy and draws from an equally crazy book.. it's kind of polarizing, I've seen people love it and people hate it. if you're looking for a coherent storyline then this isn't for you, which is mostly due to it's source material I'm sure.. but I enjoyed it enough to keep watching.
kind of weird it's taken so long to come out on in the US though, seems like it'd have been out here before the UK but by the time the US release comes, it'd will have already been out in the UK the better part of 5 months. getting it out before the 2nd season started would've been a sales boost.
@jimbo: Not to point out the obvious, but you've gotta have netflix to be able to "stream it anytime", in addition to a reliable, high-speed internet service, something much better than Windstream seems able to provide, for those of us in the southeastern areas they exclusively control.
If they didn't offer the show in something more tangible, many of us would never get to see it.