The Nightmare Worlds of H.G. Wells

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Writing at the dawn of the 20th century, Wells wrote over one hundred short stories: brilliant tales of the supernatural, the inexplicable and the macabre that featured journeys into parallel worlds, stories of demonic possession and explorations of the boundaries of known-science. "The Nightmare Worlds of H.G. Wells" is an anthology of four of these brilliant tales.
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Ray WinstoneJohnny FlynnCamilla Beeput
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  1. 1. The Late Mr. Elvesham
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    January 28 2016
    23min
    13+
    Penniless student Edward Eden (Luke Treadaway) receives a proposition from the elderly Egbert Elvesham (Michael Gambon). Elvesham tells Eden that he is dying and needs someone to inherit his sizeable estate and name, and that he has handpicked Eden as the perfect heir. Unable to resist the flattery and the money, Eden accepts the offer of inheritance.
  2. 2. The Devotee of Art
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    January 28 2016
    23min
    13+
    Alec (Johnny Flynn), a struggling artist, tries to create a painting worthy of the Royal Academy, or simply his own expectations. His wife Isabel (Antonia Thomas) tells him that he is making himself sick worrying about it. Indeed, he is so disturbed by visions of his painting's subject, the tantalizing St. Catherine, that he envisions her coming to life.
  3. 3. The Moth
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    February 4 2016
    23min
    13+
    Pawkins (James Wilby) and Hapley (Rupert Graves) are both moth specialists and long-term rivals in the field of entomology. When Pawkins becomes ill, he produces a paper far below his normal standards. Hapley relishes the chance to publicly mock his rival, shaming him in front of their peers. Before Pawkins can respond to the criticism, he collapses and dies.
  4. 4. The Purple Pileus
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    February 4 2016
    23min
    13+
    Shopkeeper James Coombes (Shaun Parkes) fantasizes about murdering his money-grubbing wife Eveline (Leanne Best), though always with the knowledge that he'll never go through with it.

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Directors
Adrian Shergold
Supporting actors
Leanne Best
Producers
Charlie Leech
Season year
2016
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FilmRise
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3.6 out of 5 stars

74 global ratings

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Karen ZwolinkiewiczReviewed in the United States on September 7, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
acting and stories were amazing. I always look for stuff like this and ...
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the lighting, acting and stories were amazing.I always look for stuff like this and wish there were more stories or seasons.More like this on amazon prime please.
17 people found this helpful
2Bad4AllReviewed in the United States on January 1, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Hope they are working on season 2.
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Nice to see this old style of sci-fi, with more modern twist, being brought back to life. Ray Winstone is outstanding as the storyteller and so far is doing the Legends an honor in their tradition of the storyteller. I hope these is a test season, and we have more to look forward to.If they can continue the series, and maintain this level of the first season, maybe we will have many seasons to look forward to.
8 people found this helpful
Patricia C. RussellReviewed in the United States on October 5, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
I loved this. The actors are tremendous and they make ...
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I loved this. The actors are tremendous and they make the tales I've read into vibrant living things. I liked the simple vignettes of scenery they set each episode in, I felt like I was actively dreaming the story.
13 people found this helpful
Izzy66Reviewed in the United States on November 4, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Fantastic tales from HG Well's prodigious work
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Fantastic tales from HG Well's prodigious work. Never knew he did suspense and terror. Not the gore of today's fare, but real suspense, decades before Hitchcock and Twilight Zone. Now see where some storylines for both shows may have originated from. Who knew Wells was aware of magic mushrooms...
7 people found this helpful
Antman 1716Reviewed in the United States on October 29, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
A fun watch if you like classic tales of horror
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A fun watch if you like classic tales of horror. If you are looking for more modern horror pass on this one.
9 people found this helpful
JustsomeguyReviewed in the United States on October 1, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
good
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well done, old school horror
8 people found this helpful
DillonReviewed in the United States on October 21, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
Enjoyed seeing actors not seen in a while and not ...
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Enjoyed seeing actors not seen in a while and not being familiar with H.G. Wells' short stories, makes me interested in reading them! Thanks!
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David C LecorchickReviewed in the United States on September 9, 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
Good Stories, But You May Feel You've Seen Them Before
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H.G. Wells wrote many great stories that were original in their day. They have since been copied many times over, so now they may seem cliché to some. I liked the 1st and 4th episodes best. The second seemed very run-of-the-mill as it had to do with selling your soul for fame. I don't believe even H.G. Wells originated this idea, could be it seemed a little old back in his day, it certainly is now. The 4th episode is the very best. It takes surprising turns and then ends rather abruptly.
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