Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Visiting Darkplace

Here are some choice cuts from a brilliant little show from the other side of the pond. I know they ran it on Cartoon Network for a little while, but I don't know if we (here in the States) were justly afforded the chance to see it all (I did catch it all on YouTube, however).

This is one of the better examples of "so bad it's good". They've taken every production value and run it through the muck and the result is glittering. Choppy edits, mismatched sound levels, inflated dialogue, overindulgent acting, and homemade horror effects, all draped in perfect 80's camera, light, costume and make-up (and it was shot in 2004). Why it wasn't a hit over here, I'll never know.

It's set in a Hospital called Darkplace where doctors fight nether worldly creatures and tackle life's toughest philosophical quandaries. For the most part, it's just too good to be true.

Warning: some really silly gore and maybe a bad word here or there. You know how those Brits can be.

1 comment:

  1. It's all on Youtube, eh? I wish you hadn't told me. Now I'm going to watch it.