Eli Roth's 'Hemlock Grove': Gory, campy, and perfect for a marathon viewing

You're probably going to see a lot of negative reviews for Netflix's "Hemlock Grove" this weekend... and they're sort of right. It's campy, but it doesn't seem to embrace its camp. The acting is, generally, just... bad. The gore is gratuitous, the dialogue is clunky, and the story is packed with tropes. But all of these things might just be what makes the show work for Netflix. The series, from Brian McGreevy's novel of the same name and from executive producer Eli Roth, is set in a small town, rocked by a young woman's brutal murder. The murder coincides with the arrival of gypsy Peter (Landon Liboiron) and his mother Lynda (Lili Taylor). Spoiler alert: Peter is a werewolf. But it's not like he's the only weirdo in town -- in the first handful of episodes, we meet a cast of creepy characters, most of them toeing the line between supernatural creature and straight-up crazy...



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