Hemlock Grove

Season 1
 (29)
7.1201318+
A teenage girl is brutally murdered, sparking a hunt for her killer. But in a town where everyone hides a secret, will they find the monster among them?
Starring
Famke JanssenLandon LiboironDougray Scott
Genres
Horror
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Jellyfish In The Sky
    April 19, 2013
    46min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Peter Romancek, a young man and his mother move to the town of Hemlock Grove that gets in alert after a young girl's body is found and the strange rumors about Peter's nature lead the townsfolk to suspect him.
  2. 2. The Angel
    April 19, 2013
    50min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Roman Godfrey confronts Peter who was investigating the scene of the crime by himself and the two become friends, with Peter sharing his secret with him. Meanwhile, Roman's cousin Letha discovers that she is pregnant, but claims that the child's father is an angel.
  3. 3. The Order of the Dragon
    April 19, 2013
    52min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A second body is found by Christina, a local student and Dr. Clementine Chasseur arrives at the town to investigate the murders. Meanwhile, Roman decides to find the killer by his own and asks for Peter's help.
  4. 4. In Poor Taste
    April 19, 2013
    53min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Letha starts feeling attracted to Peter, who looks for the help of his cousin Destiny to use her powers in order to track down the murderer. However, to do that, Roman and Peter must bring her some remains of one of the victims and they get in trouble when the police arrives at the cemetery with the same idea.
  5. 5. Hello Handsome
    April 19, 2013
    51min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    After being almost caught by the police, Peter brings the remains to Destiny and gets some clues about the murders. Meanwhile, a gala is held at the Godfrey Enterprises' Tower where things go hectic.
  6. 6. The Crucible
    April 19, 2013
    50min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Peter and Roman's investigation takes them to the Godfrey's old steel mill where they find a missing piece of the puzzle. Meanwhile, Christna has a date with a friend that turns wrong when the memories of the body she found come back to torment her.
  7. 7. Measure of Disorder
    April 19, 2013
    54min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Peter plans to leave the city with his mother when he still can, but gives up upon knowing of Chasseur's suspicions, while his relationship with Letha puts a strain in his friendship with Roman.
  8. 8. Catabasis
    April 19, 2013
    47min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Roman storms the White Tower looking for answers and discover the secret project of Dr. Pryce, who puts him into a coma. While uncounscious, Roman's dreams lead him closer to the truth about the murders.
  9. 9. What Peter Can Live Without
    April 19, 2013
    54min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The next full moon is coming and Chasseur makes preparations to catch the murderer and Peter has a dinner with Letha's parents Norman and Marie after they learn of their relationship.
  10. 10. What God Wants
    April 19, 2013
    50min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A weakened Roman emerges from his coma and reunites with Peter in time to attempt to stop the killer from claiming his next victims.
  11. 11. The Price
    April 19, 2013
    58min
    18+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Accused of being the killer, Peter hides away with his mother while Christina disappears without a trace, and Roman finally begins to face the truth about his nature.
  12. 12. Children of the Night
    April 19, 2013
    45min
    TV-NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When victims start appearing out of the full moon, Roman and Peter must make preparations to confront the killer and defeat it as soon as possible, unaware that Letha is its next target.
  13. 13. Birth
    April 19, 2013
    59min
    NR
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Helped by Roman's sister Shelly, Roman and Peter finally defeat the killer, but tragedy strikes them once more when the time comes for Letha to give birth.

More details

Directors
Deran SarafianDavid StraitonT.J. Scott, Sacid SernetPeret CornwellEli Roth
Season year
2013
Network
Shout Factory
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
Available to watch on supported devices

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Shirley OswaltReviewed in the United States on January 12, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Bill Skarsgard as Roman Godfrey , pure talent
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I actually loved it so I will be buying the other two seasons later on
rose wadeReviewed in the United States on March 12, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Five Stars
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Great... can't wait to see season 2.
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NealReviewed in the United States on December 13, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Awesome and very wonderfully unexpected supernatural themes. Like Blood & Chocolate but in a series with more, more, more!
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Pay close attention or you'll miss important bits. Numerous in depth well acted characters that make up this story and it doesn't cater to people wanting a simple-minded scare fest. It's excellent on nearly every level, and season two is even better. Now if Netflix can get another season or two?!
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steven cohenReviewed in the United States on March 14, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
cant say enough about this series, it is incredible ...
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cant say enough about this series, it is incredible. Famke Janssen as I have never seen her before or ever expected to see her. She should win any and all types of acting awards for her portrayal. Just remarkable to watch.
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Maria LandschootReviewed in the United States on May 30, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
I love, love
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I love, love, love this show. It's so unusual and creepy and great. If you like fantasy and horror, watch this show.
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GatheraheartReviewed in the United States on March 10, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Five Stars
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One of the best and weirdest shows ever !
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MyD -- The ViewpointReviewed in the United States on December 10, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
DARK, TWISTED, GOTHIC TALE - THE KEYS TO UNDERSTANDING THIS DIVISIVE BUT INVENTIVE SHOW - SEASON 1
HORROR ARCHETYPES DISTILLED DOWN TO SOMETHING DIFFERENT AND SLIGHTLY MORE HUMAN

In an early episodes we are given one of the keys to understanding this complex show. One of the characters compares a maze with a labyrinth. A labyrinth is not intended to mislead us, but always takes us in the correct direction no matter where it winds. This is true of the show also. It's never really trying to trick us with false leads so it can surprise us later. The show mainly feels impenetrable because it gives us many significant mysteries instead of just one. For most of the show, it introduces perhaps more mysteries than it does clues. But, they do not necessarily contradict each other. The last few episodes do bring more revelations and conclusions. The story has excellent flow despite reviews you may see. It just doesn't allow us to see everything we think it should at times. The most important thing to accept is that not all mysteries will be solved in a single season. The viewer has to absorb what is happening and wait as we progress through the labyrinth. Many people simply won't enjoy this format and that's completely valid. The viewer has to be willing to absorb some concepts and then set them on the shelf until they are addressed at a later time. It takes trust that we will understand each mystery eventually at different and deliberate moments.

THE PLOT: The very basic plot is a murder mystery wrapped in something much bigger and even darker than that. Peter and his mother are Romanian gypsy descendants who move back to Hemlock Grove, Pennsylvania. About the same time, murders of young girls begin to occur. Oh, Peter happens to turn into a wolf each month. Peter befriends Roman Godfrey, the son of a wealthy steel producing family that now owns a biomedical research company called the Godfrey Institute. Perhaps Peter feels some sort of kinship or trust in Roman because he also seems so unusual. In fact, there is something seriously off about the wealthy Godfrey family. In Hemlock Grove, everyone seems to be hiding some sort of secret. Roman Godfrey's sister Shelley is the one person who actually has the outward appearance of some sort of monster, yet is probably the one truly and completely good person in Hemlock Grove. Peter and Roman team up to stop whatever is committing the murders while a seemingly incongruous plot line emerges about extraordinary experiments being conducted in the "White Tower" as the Godfrey Institute is called. The plot further thickens as another character is introduced as a member of secret organization who hunts Peter's kind and is associating him with the murders.

Part of the strength of this show is that it keeps much of the supernatural in the periphery of our view. This allows the show to maintain some skillful mystique. We do see the change of the wolf however, and it is very inventive. This show is excellent at making the supernatural seem almost normal. As I mentioned, old horror archetypes are distilled down, reinvented and made somewhat more human, and mysterious. This is one of the other keys to understanding and accepting the show if you can. Part of the fun is identifying the archetypes as they are presented. Sometimes they are more subtle. The show is graphic, but a little less absurd than we usually see. The director and cast go way out of their way to create fascinating characters. Overall the production values and acting are outstanding. However, there are small examples of poor acting here and there. It's the only reason I dropped it to four stars instead of five. Keep in mind that five stars doesn't mean everyone will love it. People will hate the format I mentioned. The show is profane, bloody, disturbing and inappropriate in many places. However, it is complex and expertly constructed with fantastic character development and atmosphere. It walks a fine line of maintaining a little classic film style mystique, while giving modern audiences the shocking situations and gore they are used to. I wouldn't have thought it could be done but this show demonstrates that it can, so far.
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SpyglassReviewed in the United States on June 2, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Sex and violence against women
I guess it's impossible nowadays to find a television show that isn't full of naked women and graphic violence. This one opens with a young woman, her dress pulled down to her waist exposing her breasts, having sex with a man in a car, who then pays her for the use of her body and tells her to go away. Next, we see a cheerleader on a football field, training little girls how to be the next generation of women in short skirts and low-cut tops, pleasing and cheering on men. And finally, a young woman on her way to have sex with a professor is attacked in her car. She runs, terrified and crying, into the woods where she is eaten by a monster of some kind. Yeah,...if you're not a misogynist, skip this show.
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