There Is Something To Fear


Ever since the early days of television, there have been several anthology series dealing with the supernatural, the occult, terror, and things to scare the daylights out of audiences. There was Alfred Hitchcock, Twilight Zone, Night Stalker, Tales from the Crypt, and Tales from the Darkside. There were a few instances that big screen horror movies lent their names to anthology series (anyone remember “Freddy’s Nightmares” or “Friday the 13th: The Series“). This summer some writer’s of big screen horror movies have created a new anthology entitled “Fear Itself” (Thursday Nights on NBC…. 10pm Eastern Time).

The premiere episode, “The Sacrifice” dealt with four criminals (two of whom were brothers) who unwittingly become stranded in a nearly deserted fort. Nearly deserted except for a trio of seductive vixens who are the keepers of a dark, deadly secret,. The sirens entice their prey by feeding them (who knows what but whatever it is must have been appetizing), and then they become separated and the terror begins. One of the criminals, who is already injured, comes to a rather grisly end (at least grisly for a network television series). Another of the four bears an uncanny resemblance to Matt Damon who eventually becomes a member of the undead.

While the plot was pretty predictable, the episode did entertain and was creepy for (again) a network series and I plan to continue watching the rest of the 13 segments.

2 thoughts on “There Is Something To Fear”

  1. Yes, caught it – it was ok. I’d watch it again if I don’t get all the glitch problems I had watching it the first time – watched it on and it wasn’t worth all the glitching. That character DID look like Matt Damon – I kept calling him that. I was imdb-ing something the other day and came across a series that sounds similiar to this one called Masters of Horror. Ever heard of it? If so, do you know what network it is/was on?

  2. I haven’t seen this one, but I have watched many of the older suspense series like Friday the 13th (nothing to do with the movie of the same name), Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, Freddy’s Nightmares (hated it- never knew what was real), Poltergeist (again, not related to the movie of the same name) and others I’m sure that I can’t remember. Lately I’ve taken a pass on these shows which I contribute to my maturing as a follower of Jesus. Supernatural and Ghost Hunters are a couple of recent ones I skipped, so even if The Sacrifice is really good I will probably wind up skipping it as well.

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