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Whoa. That was pretty gnarly. Not that we should expect anything less from Cabin Fever and Hostel director Eli Roth, brought on board to executive produce Hemlock Grove as well as helm the first episode. Based on Brian McGreevy's novel of the same name and adapted for television by him and Lee Shipman, the new horror series is set to hit Netflix in just over a week and with clips like that, I'm excited to see what else they have in store to scare or shock audiences.
The intense transformation shows star Landon Liboiron as the lead lycan changing in front of a captive audience composed of co-stars Bill Skarsgard and Lili Taylor and some have even suggested that this original take surpasses the seminal An American Werewolf In London sequences. I'm not sure I would go as far as to say these new fangled (or fanged, I should say) digital effects trump the legendary, Academy Award winning work of Rick Baker but Hemlock Grove's disgusting shape-shift, complete with the cannibalistic (?) conclusion, is a welcome sight after the recent string of less than terrifying werewolf creations. Well, Jacob is terrifying, just in a completely different way.
Hemlock Grove has looked impressive since Gaumont International Television started developing the show for the streaming giant, from the first poster to the latest teasers, but to get the best sense of the upcoming scary series, check out the full trailer. The entire first season of Hemlock Grove, all 13 episodes, will be available on Netflix on Friday, April 19. The series stars Liboiron, Skarsgard, Taylor, Famke Janssen and Dougray Scott. "The Monster is Within." Here's a look at An American Werewolf In London...