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Penny Dreadful

Executive produced by British filmmaker Sam Mendes, this gothic horror series invokes a cadre of supernatural literary characters from Dracula to Dorian Gray to marvelously macabre effect. Gravitas is supplied by British actors Billie Piper, Rory Kinnear and the late Helen McCrory, but Penny Dreadful is never better than when leaning into its pulpy, gory possibilities.




Hardened explorer Sir Malcolm Murray (Timothy Dalton) goes on a quest to find his kidnapped daughter, with his clairvoyant accomplice Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) and American gunslinger Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett) fighting monsters and personal demons along the way.