One trait of the most affecting of Alfred Hitchcock's films was his uncanny ability to take seemingly ordinary characters and disrupt their lives with strange, often macabre, circumstances.
The new sci-fi horror web series BLUE LIGHT definitely follows in this tradition.
The series tells the story of Mildred (Eileen O'Donnell), a housewife living in the year 1957.
One afternoon, after returning home from running errands, she makes an extraordinary discovery.
She begins receiving bizarre messages from strangers - through her television set.
People who are in great emotional distress and oddly dressed, but are all bound by one chilling narrative: they each have had a life-altering encounter with an unearthly blue light.
Is Mildred delusional, or are people from the future really communicating with her? If so, how is this possible, and why is she the focal point of this paranormal activity?
These tantalizing questions are at the heart of the mystery.
- O'Donnell's harried portrayal of a woman whose typical suburban life has been plunged into the surreal
- detailed period props, set dressings, and costumes
- black and white cinematography that lends the project a 1950s verisimilitude
- the disturbing and compelling vignettes from the future
Watch the debut episode of BLUE LIGHT here ...
The series is currently ongoing with new episodes released each Tuesday, available via its YouTube channel.