Hemlock Grove is an American Netflix original horror web TV series produced by Eli Roth and developed by Brian McGreev. Hemlock Grove is a rare and strange beast among the many current fantasy/horror shows on television. This new series is refreshingly original; Although vampirism and werewolves have not been exactly sub-represented in movies and television shows in the last two years, ‘Hemlock Grove’ manages to find a very interesting new approach and uses old European myths and legends, even a little Sci-Fi – to inject some fresh blood into a genre that began to feel a little stale. The mix is strangely convincing and highly addictive.
The cast is very strong, especially the two drivers Bill Skarsgard and Landon Liboiron – and of course the always great Famke Janssen. The values of production are also noteworthy: the music, cinematography and set-designs of this show are absolutely beautiful, the make-up effects become realistic and CGI is fortunately kept to a minimum. I’m a bit surprised that this show has not found a bigger audience yet, given how well it does (and this was not exactly a cheap affair either: Season 2 had a budget of $52 million for 10 episodes), But maybe it’s a bit too original for that. As far as I’m concerned, ‘Hemlock Grove’ deserves to be seen; Featuring unique “horror” with a fantastic, slightly surreal atmosphere and amazing images, this highly original series is a leading candidate for binge watching.