Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Terror 2018

I had never heard of this 3 part series until a friend recommended it to me, and now I’m recommending it to you. Based on a real incident  that took place in the late 1840’s when a Royal Naval expedition of two ships (one named The Terror) set out to find a path to the Northwest Passage via the Arctic it was led by three captains Sir John Franklin, Francis Crozier and James Fitzjames and a crew of about 130 men. The 11 hour series although fact based contains a lot of fictional plot including a monster that attacks at random and is basically a beast of huge proportions and prehistoric heredity. This is not the only danger facing the crew and the expedition, cold, lack of food, illness and conspiracies abound along with the basic problems of getting wooden ships through the freezing artic cold and ice. The cast is made up of superb actors a few I knew and had seen before including Jared Harris, Ciaran Hinds and Ian Hart and in a small part the wonderful Greta Scacchi. The production is lavish, rich and beautifully done and is full of beautiful images but also includes vivid, harsh and disturbing acts of violence and gore so this might not be for everyone especially those faint of heart. The accents are thick and sometimes hard to understand but there are subtitles if needed. This is one that should chill you to the bone.


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