Horror Hotel is a new anthology web series heavily influenced by classics such as The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits.
Created by Ricky Hess, Horror Hotel is an eclectic mix of sci-fi, horror and film noir set against the backdrop of a seedy motel on a road to nowhere.
The first season is comprised of six episodes. Each one is a morality tale populated with weird, quirky characters who live on society's fringe.
Like most anthologies of any media, Horror Hotel''s main strength is also its weakness.
Being an anthology, the series is episodic instead of serialized in nature. This is a positive, because you are able to fully invest in characters and plots that resonate with you - without the burden of deciphering a complicated, overarching story.
However, some episodes are narratively stronger than others. This unevenness serves to lessen the full dramatic impact of the whole.
Still, this fault is ultimately overcome by excellent production value, and quirky characters you won't soon forget.
Standout episodes include:
- Guillotine A beautiful starlet is willing to pay any price for a mystical artifact rumored to make any woman irresistible
- Invader A neurotic woman fears another motel resident is an alien spying on earth as a prelude to invasion. Shot in gorgeous black and white, this episode hearkens back to the paranoid, post-World War II science fiction movies of the 1950s.
To get a feel for life as a guest at the Horror Hotel, watch the season one trailer:
The entire first season is now available on YouTube: Horror Hotel.
To find out more about the production, please visit : HorrorHotelWebSeries.com
If you are looking for a genre web series that is truly unique, pay a visit to Horror Hotel. Its unique blend of sci-fi, horror, and, well, weirdness is certain to be just what the doctor ordered.
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