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WATCH: Gory Clip from Netflix's 'Hemlock Grove' Shows Werewolf Transformation

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood March 30, 2013 at 5:20PM

Gore alert! It should come as no surprise, coming from gorehound Eli Roth ("Grindhouse," "Hostel") that the latest clip from Netflix's next original series "Hemlock Grove" is not for the faint of heart. The whole horror series is likely to be as eagerly gross as this scene. Produced by Roth, "Hemlock Grove" begins with a "Twin Peaks" premise: when a 17-year-old girl is brutally murdered in a former steel town in Pennsylvania, all of Hemlock's eccentric denizens-- and violent creatures-- are suspects.
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Hemlock Grove
Gore alert! It should come as no surprise, coming from gorehound Eli Roth ("Grindhouse," "Hostel")  that the latest clip from Netflix's next original series "Hemlock Grove" is not for the faint of heart. The whole horror series is likely to be as eagerly gross as this scene. Produced by Roth, "Hemlock Grove" begins with a "Twin Peaks" premise: when a 17-year-old girl is brutally murdered in a former steel town in Pennsylvania, all of Hemlock's eccentric denizens-- and violent creatures-- are suspects. 

The series, made for a reported  $45 million, was announced in March 2012, the same month the eponymous book by Brian McGreevy came out. The creators and producers of "Hemlock Grove" are just as thrilled with the freedom that the streaming platform is giving to its homemade series as were the creators of Netflix series groundbreaker "House of Cards." McGreevy noted that Netflix was an ideal venue for the show's form: "The architecture of Netflix's model, when you're writing a pilot and trying to get that sold, you approach story different than when you're looking at essentially a 13-hour movie." And on KCRW, Roth elaborated on Netflix's exhilarating long-form model.

All thirteen episodes of the show will premiere on Netflix on April 19th 2013. 


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.