“Netflix and Chill” became a euphemism for sex in front of the TV by hook-up obsessed millennials. Netfl!x and Kill is a web-based dark comedy series from Egomaniac filmmaker Kate Shenton and hosted by Hex Studios, home of The Owlman and other incredible works of modern gothic folk horror, and produced by Bubble Wrap Creations! Here’s the scoop from today’s Press Release:
Hex Studios to premiere director Kate Shenton’s twisted new web series this Saturday.
NETFL!X AND KILL, the latest darkly hilarious offering from the writer/director of cult horror favorite EGOMANIAC, tells the unlikely story of a psychopath and his victim… who spend all day sitting around watching television. Pitched as ‘Gogglebox with a horror twist,’ the web series is the first production under the Bubble Wrap Creations mantle, a partnership between Shenton and producer Baptiste Charles. The series reunites the award-winning director with Adam Rhys-Davies and Nic Lamont, stars of her hugely popular narrative debut EGOMANIAC.
According to Kate, “NETFL!X AND KILL is inspired by my love for British TV comedy, shows like The Royle Family, Fawlty Towers, Extras, Blackadder, and basically anything by Victoria Wood. For NETFL!X AND KILL, I wanted to make something that had that classic British television comedy feel – but adding a horror twist to it!”
The first two episodes of the 8-part series will drop on Hex Studios’ YouTube channel on Saturday the 4th of August, with a new episode screening each week. With more than 200,000 subscribers, the Hex Studios YouTube channel is fast becoming the go-to channel for indie horror, from their viral Owlman prank videos to creepypasta tales, original web-series and even feature films.
Hex Studios head Lawrie Brewster sees an exciting future for the channel as a “massive and still growing platform for unique, independent voices in the horror genre. We believe 100% in Kate Shenton’s talent and vision, and we’re excited to be able to share her twisted creations with as wide an audience as possible!” Tune in this Saturday to catch the first two episodes!