Regular readers of Horror Freak News know that I was completely enamored by the Netflix Original series Dark, released last December. Often described as a more adult version of Stranger Things, it’s a truly engrossing and captivating binge-watch. Despite all of my praises, Dark never caught fire the way it deserves.
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If you couldn’t take my word for it, maybe a bona fide horror icon can change your mind. Robert Englund, the actor synonymous with A Nightmare on Elm Street’s Freddy Krueger, recently took to Twitter to add his voice to the chorus of those extolling the virtues of Dark.
— Robert B. Englund (@RobertBEnglund) January 15, 2018
“Don’t be afraid of subtitles. Check out Dark. David Lynch meets STRANGER THINGS meets BACK TO THE FUTURE.”
It’s worth noting that Dark can also be viewed dubbed into English, so those with an extreme phobia to subtitles can definitely be accommodated. And, as someone who watched the series dubbed, I can attest that it was actually done very well. So you’re out of excuses! If you’ve been curious but haven’t taken the plunge, check out the trailer and synopsis for Dark below.
Official Synopsis: When two children go missing in a small German town, its sinful past is exposed along with the double lives and fractured relationships that exist among four families as they search for the kids. The mystery-drama series introduces an intricate puzzle filled with twists that includes a web of curious characters, all of whom have a connection to the town’s troubled history — whether they know it or not. The story includes supernatural elements that tie back to the same town in 1986. “Dark” represents the first German original series produced for Netflix.
Dark stars Oliver Masucci, Karoline Eichhorn, and Jördis Triebel.
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