Penny Dreadful

The books behind today's TV horror resurgence

Becky Lea Feature Sep 15, 2014

From The Strain to Penny Dreadful, Hannibal and more, we celebrate some of the books behind TV’s golden age of horror…

The monstrous concerns of Penny Dreadful

Becky Lea Feature Jul 11, 2014

As Penny Dreadful's superb first season reaches its close, Becky traces the literary origins of its monsters...

Penny Dreadful episode 8 review: Grand Guignol

Becky Lea Review Jul 9, 2014

Penny Dreadful's finale rounds off a masterful first season. Here's Becky's review of Grand Guignol...

Penny Dreadful episode 7 review: Possession

Becky Lea Review Jul 2, 2014

Eva Green's performance is hypnotic and horrifying in Penny Dreadful's penultimate instalment...

Penny Dreadful episode 6 review: What Death Can Join Together

Becky Lea Review Jun 25, 2014

Penny Dreadful's careful character work begins to pay off in this week's episode. Here's Becky's review...

Penny Dreadful episode 5 review: Closer Than Sisters

Becky Lea Review Jun 18, 2014

Penny Dreadful delivers a quieter episode that delves satisfyingly into Vanessa's past...

Penny Dreadful episode 4 review: Demimonde

Becky Lea Review Jun 11, 2014

Penny Dreadful delivers its most shocking episode yet. Here's Becky's review of Demimonde...

Penny Dreadful renewed for season 2

Louisa Mellor News Jun 4, 2014

Showtime and Sky Atlantic's beautiful, chilling Penny Dreadful will return for a second season...

Penny Dreadful episode 3 review: Resurrection

Becky Lea Review Jun 4, 2014

Penny Dreadful is a complicated, layered love letter to the period in which it's set. Here's Becky's review of episode 3...

Penny Dreadful episode 2 review: Seance

Becky Lea Review May 28, 2014

Penny Dreadful continues to impress with more nightmarish intrigue in its second episode. Here's Becky's review...

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