Spoiler-Free Review of “Elves” on Netflix: Holiday Horror Fun

*This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!*

“Stay on the coastal road…”

Elves (originally titled Nisser) premiered on Netflix on November 28th 2021 with six episodes available to stream now. The Danish horror series stars Sonja Steen, Milo Campanale, Vivelill Søgaard Holm, Lila Nobel, Peder Pedersen and Ann Eleonora Jørgensen. Each episode runs for 23-26 minutes.

A family travels to a remote island for a Christmas vacation, soon discovering that the island is inhabited by dangerous elves.

Here is the trailer:

Elves immediately gives off a Gremlins sort of vibe embedded in folk horror. The short episodes make it extremely easy to binge-watch, but is it worthy of YOUR next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Short episodes.

I finished this series really quickly and the pacing was done really well in each of the six episodes. Even though they are on the short side, we get to cover enough to keep us coming back for more and I thought that this worked in the show’s favor.

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Solid folk horror entry.

I dug the vibe of this series. There were a lot of horrifying things we witnessed, but it was also balanced out with an adorable scene stealer named Kee-Ko. Seriously, I’m obsessed! The setting really highlighted the eerie feel and there was also plenty of gore and chilling moments sprinkled into the mix.

The Cons:

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Dumb decisions made…

The adults in this series really made a lot of the dumb decisions or were just completely clueless for too long. 

I also just wanted more as soon as I got to the end. The short episodes worked, but I really hope that this show gets picked up for season two because now I’m hooked!

More please!

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!

This was a quick and fun festive horror series. I was hooked from the very start and I hope that more horror fans discover this gem because it really delivers and then some!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Elves in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

This competition is killer…

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

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Scream Hunt is available here!

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Spoiler-Free Review of “Hellbound” on Netflix: Horrifying and Addicting!

*This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!*

“We have to be more righteous…”

Hellbound premiered on November 19th 2021 on Netflix, brought to us from the director of Train to Busan. The South Korean horror drama series consists of six episodes available to stream now. The show stars Yoo Ah-in, Kim Hyun-joo, Park Jung-min and Won Jin-A. Each episode runs for approximately 50-60 minutes.

Sinners are condemned to be dragged to Hell on a specific day and time, as unearthly creatures come to capture their bounty as the rest of the world watches in horror and attempts to follow The New Truth society to become more righteous.

Here is the trailer:

Hellbound may be one of the most disturbing and gripping things I have ever watched as it takes a relentless fear and shows us how dangerous belief can be in the wrong hands. Is it worthy of your next binge-watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Takes on a fear that may be the most terrifying of all…

While there are plenty of monsters and gore, the most terrifying part of this series is how it reveals just how dangerous humanity and misguided faith can be in the wrong hands. The acts we witness are brutal and terrifying in a very real way. Extreme measures and things we cannot explain can lead to panic and it’s the real acts of violence and hate we see everyday that create a new kind of fear that cannot be quelled, which made this such a compelling watch.

Worthy characters.

It took a while to get going, but I had some favorite characters in this series who really gave it their all. Some represented hope while others represented the opposite side of the spectrum, but there were so many different emotions stirred during my watch and part of that was because of these wonderful portrayals.

Easy to binge-watch.

I loved that there were only six episodes in this series. This show could have easily dragged out with sub-plots and unnecessary fluff, but it managed to stay on track even with a time jump wedged in the middle. The pacing was done really well and I managed to watch all six episodes over the weekend.

The Cons:

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Messy start.

The opening episode was slightly all over the place and kind of confusing. I wasn’t really sure about continuing with the series, but once I reached episode two, I couldn’t stop watching. That being said, the chaotic plot could have been cleaned up a little bit more in the opening episode to draw viewers in even more.

If you’re thinking of passing on the show after the first episode, I highly recommend that you stick around for more, however.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in 100 percent!

This show is the definition of a binge-watcher’s dream. I could not stop watching it and I was completely drawn into the plot. I was terrified, I was shocked, and I was even emotionally changed by the end, revealing just how complex and moving this show was.

If you’re looking for a new kind of horror, I highly recommend this show!

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Hellbound in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

This competition is killer…

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

My new young adult horror thriller is out now! I hope you enjoy!

Scream Hunt is available here!

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