the terror infamy trailer

One of the best shows on television last year, bar none, was AMC’s The Terror. The first season adapted the Dan Simmons novel of the same name, telling the complete story of a doomed Arctic expedition aboard the HMS Terror and HMS Erebus. It was based on Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition, a real historical incident. The ship’s names really were synonyms for “fear” and “hell,” and in their search for the Northwest Passage, they really did disappear with 129 men aboard.

You don’t have to be a J-horror lover to be excited about The Terror: Infamy (read our review here… but it certainly helps. This second season of The Terror is reinventing the show as an anthology series that serves up period drama with a horror twist. If you were so inclined, you could even go into it without having watched the first season (but why would you do that when the first season was so bracingly good?) What’s clear from the trailers and promos is that The Terror: Infamy will be drawing from both the real history of Japanese internment camps in the U.S. and the genre of kaidan (ghost tales) in Japanese literature.

How well do you really know your Japanese ghosts? Can you tell a ghost from a shapeshifter? How well do you really know your World War II history? Below, we’ll debrief the intrepid viewer on the supernatural folklore, Japanese cultural traditions, and real-life wartime events behind The Terror: Infamy. Consider this your field guide for the, ahem, terror that awaits viewers in the weeks to come. Read More »

the terror infamy review

We find ourselves in terrifying times. Racism continually prevails. Fear is stoked daily. And there’s no end in sight. The Terror: Infamy understands this, and faces it head on. The latest season of AMC’s horror anthology show looks to the past, while also looking to the future. “Look at how little things have changed,” the series seems to be saying. “Look at how many horrible mistakes we’re making all over again.” Using the reprehensible World War II-era Japanese internment camps as a backdrop, The Terror: Infamy manages to mine horror from painful reality, while also dipping into the supernatural.

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the terror infamy trailer

One of the most acclaimed series of last year returns with a brand new season in a brand new time and location in The Terror: Infamy. This time, the historical horror anthology series takes us back to America during World War II, when Japanese-Americans were being sent to internment camps amid paranoia against the minority community. But the real-life horrors of the internment camps are only the backdrop for the supernatural horrors that are about the plague the cast led by George Takei in The Terror‘s second season. Watch The Terror Infamy trailer below.

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the terror season 2 trailer full

The Terror is returning with an unsettling and timely tale of terror. Season 2, officially titled The Terror: Infamy, is set in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. And if the existence of the camp itself wasn’t disturbing enough, the show also throws some creepy ghosts into the mix as well. The end result looks markedly different than the first season, but just as dread-inducing. Watch The Terror season 2 trailer below.

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Best Movies Streaming Right Now Vox Lux

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)

Has this ever happened to you: you sit down on the couch (or bean bag chair) with your significant other, staring at a blank TV screen. “What shall we watch, my love?” your SO asks. “I dunno, how about security camera footage of an old warehouse?” you suggest. “No, we watched that last weekend,” SO replies. “I want something new. But there are so many options! How can we possibly choose?” “I don’t know,” you shrug. “I guess we should just go to bed. If only Chris Evangelista had been born, then he could offer us some suggestions.”

Oh, did I forget to mention this story takes place in an alternate universe where I was never born? Anyway, lucky for you, I do exist in this universe. And I’ve compiled a whole slew of great titles you can stream right this second. These are the best movies streaming right now. Let’s get streaming!

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the terror season 2 premiere

The Terror season 2, officially titled The Terror: Infamy, is set to make this summer extra scary. The second season of AMC’s horror anthology series has just announced an August premiere date, and there’s a set of first-look photos to go with it. Season 1 was an adaptation of Dan Simmons’ historical horror novel The Terror, about an expedition to the Arctic gone terribly wrong. Season 2 will tell a brand new story, set among a Japanese-American community during World War II. See the pics, and learn the Terror season 2 premiere date below.

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the terror season 2 cast

The Terror season 2 has rounded out its cast, and added a very recognizable name: George Takei. The Star Trek actor will both appear and serve as a consultant on the second season of AMC’s horror anthology series. Season 2 will be set in a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II, something Takei has actual experience with, having been forced to live in a camp as a young boy with his family.

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The Terror season 2 director

The Terror season 2 director has been found. Josef Kubota Wladyka, who has helmed episodes of Netflix’s Narcos, will direct the second season of AMC’s historical horror show. As previously reported, the second season will take place during World War II, in a Japanese-American internment camp. The first season was inspired by the true story of Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition to the Arctic in the 1800s.

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New Blu-ray Releases Deadpool 2

(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to new Blu-ray releases and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.)

Greeting, physical media phiends. This week’s Blu-ray column rounds up some of the must-have titles available to buy right now (or very soon). There’s the surprisingly funny Deadpool 2, Criterion’s fantastic The Tree of Life Blu-ray, A24’s terrifying Hereditary, Leigh Whannell‘s awesome sci-fi horror flick Upgrade, and AMC’s spooky series The Terror.

Here are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week and beyond.

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2018 Emmys Snubs and Surprises

The nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning, and with so many TV shows out there for us to binge, there were bound to be some snubs. But thankfully, along with some of the TV shows and talents that didn’t get recognized by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, there were also some surprises that we weren’t expecting to land nominations.

Let’s run through a list of some of the 2018 Emmys snubs and surprises below. Read More »