Horror Hotel is a prime example of how far online serials have come. I sat and watched the entire first season much to my happiness, because its a really fantastic show! It kept making me think back some of the horror serials of the 80s' and 90s' like Monsters, Amazing Stories and Tales from the Darkside (especially), all really fun, often creepy shows that blended horror, comedy and science fiction into something special that appealed to entire families without losing face or edginess.
Today I am going to review a couple of episodes from the series and include videos for your watching pleasure! Hopefully you will find yourself as pleasantly surprised as I was. I will definitely be looking for more of this series in the very near future, which by the way was picked up by Hulu not too long ago, so in addition to finding them on Youtube you can now enjoy the newest season on the Hulu platform! If you'd like to follow Horror Hotel or show them some support by swinging by their Facebook page and giving them a like just follow the links Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HorrorHotelT... Website: http://horrorhotelwebseries.com
Now onto the reviews!
Directed by Ricky Hess
Written by Al Hess
Staring Marie Barker, Johnny Harvill,
Ronnie Mathew, Nathan DeRussy,
and Tanner Gould
Running time approx 16 minutes
Merle is looking for his big payday, and he thinks hes found it with the help of his girl Skinny. They have stumbled upon an international spyware programmer while trying to get dirt on a legislator. While it isn't what he was hoping for the entrepreneurial Merle thinks he can make this work in his favor, and calls an underworld associate who he thinks can help. What Merle doesn't know is that the programmer has an offer of his own for Skinny, will she be true to her associate Merle or venture into new waters???
Skinny played by Marie Barker steals the show with this one! Shes fabulous in the role of Skinny and i fully intend to see if I can find other work shes done. The Merle character is a guy you love to hate, just a crass lowlife that is impossible to like or empathize with. The episode mixes science fiction, humor giving this episode the a fun flavor. They even found a way to mix in some Nazis! I found this episode to be a great start to what has turned into a fantastic series, at about 16 minutes this is more than worth your time! As always don't take my word for it, just click below to watch for yourself!
Directed by Kyle Kukshtel
Written by Al Hess
Starring Susan Moss, Troy Halverson, James Edward Thomas,
Jerry Irwin, and Darien Johnson
Running Time Approx 12 minutes
Invaders for me was the one that felt the most reminiscent of The Twilight Zone. Filmed in black and white this one feels like an older style of the genre. It once again combines some dark comedy and science fiction for a thoroughly fun piece. Its clever, well acted and a very retro story line delivered in a classic way.
Helen Kravitz is sure one of the lodgers at the hotel is an alien space invader set to take over mankind. While sitting in the courtyard area she convinces several other lodgers that the culprit is just behind the door, and they must take action before its too late! Armed with a stun gun and a pea shooter they storm the room, confusion sets in as the man pleads his case... Is Helen off her rocker or is there really an impending alien invasion, with the fate of the world sitting in this strange groups hands what hope do we have???
Watch to find out ...