1. TV critic David Bianculli reviews two new horror shows: a remake of Rosemary’s Baby set in Paris and Penny Dreadful set in Victorian England.  While both attempt to “revisit old works of literature in the horror and suspense genre, and adapt them with new approaches for a new generation, Rosemary’s Baby "barely justifies the attempt."  Here’s what he says about Penny Dreadful: 

"I can recommend Penny Dreadful, which starts Sunday on Showtime, a lot more enthusiastically. John Logan, screenwriter of the movies Hugo and Skyfall, sets this new series in London, in 1891. Timothy Dalton, who once played James Bond, plays an intrepid explorer looking for his missing daughter. Eva Green, star of Tim Burton’s recent remake of Dark Shadows, plays Vanessa Ives, a strikingly stunning woman who dresses in black and has her own hidden agendas – and powers. They combine forces on a mission that takes them deep into London’s underworld, a place less natural than supernatural. And in the premiere episode, after seeing a traveling Wild West show, Vanessa visits the star sharpshooter, played by Josh Hartnett, to try and enlist his services. He’s eager to flirt, but she’s all business.”
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    TV critic David Bianculli reviews two new horror shows: a remake of Rosemary’s Baby set in Paris and Penny Dreadful set in Victorian England.  While both attempt to “revisit old works of literature in the horror and suspense genre, and adapt them with new approaches for a new generation, Rosemary’s Baby "barely justifies the attempt."  Here’s what he says about Penny Dreadful

    "I can recommend Penny Dreadful, which starts Sunday on Showtime, a lot more enthusiastically. John Logan, screenwriter of the movies Hugo and Skyfall, sets this new series in London, in 1891. Timothy Dalton, who once played James Bond, plays an intrepid explorer looking for his missing daughter. Eva Green, star of Tim Burton’s recent remake of Dark Shadows, plays Vanessa Ives, a strikingly stunning woman who dresses in black and has her own hidden agendas – and powers. They combine forces on a mission that takes them deep into London’s underworld, a place less natural than supernatural. And in the premiere episode, after seeing a traveling Wild West show, Vanessa visits the star sharpshooter, played by Josh Hartnett, to try and enlist his services. He’s eager to flirt, but she’s all business.”

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Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Tomorrow: zombies, serial killers, blood, gore and unhappy endings. We talk about horror movies like Rosemary’s Baby and Night of the Living Dead with theater critic Jason Zinoman.

    horror-ific:

    Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

    Tomorrow: zombies, serial killers, blood, gore and unhappy endings. We talk about horror movies like Rosemary’s Baby and Night of the Living Dead with theater critic Jason Zinoman.

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