L.A. Macabre unnerved the hell out of me.
Set in Los Angeles as a series-within-a-series, we follow a trio of young documentary filmmakers as they produce a web series investigating a defunct Manson-like cult called "The New Family."
Show host Ryan (Ryan Hellquist), director Colin (Aidan Bristow), and Ryan's younger sister Jamie (Ryan Bartley) make contact with Callie (Corsica Wilson), an ex-member of The New Family.
Callie reluctantly agrees to be interviewed on condition of anonymity.
However, Colin soon becomes captivated by her, and Callie quickly begins exerting a disturbing control over him.
Exacerbating matters further, eerie events begin to occur signifying The New Family may still be operating - and targeting the filmmakers.
Is Callie truly out of The New Family, or does the dangerous cult still have a hold over her?
L.A. Macabre excels in building an unrelenting sense of tension and dread.
From the group's initial meeting with Callie to the pulse-pounding season finale, the series maintains its spooky, uncomfortable vibe.
Adding to the chilling tone is the incorporation of real historical details about the Manson Family's ghastly exploits.
On the production side, the entire cast gives superb performances as ambitious young filmmakers in way over their heads.
Watch the compelling series trailer here ...
The producers launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund a second season of the series. Since season one ended on a major cliffhanger, knowing a second season is planned is terrific news.
To watch the series, visit its YouTube channel.
To learn more about the show, visit its Facebook page.
L.A. Macabre is a compelling and creepy psychological thriller. Definitely check it out to discover why it has earned numerous well-deserved accolades.
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