Penny Dreadful (TV series)

Penny Dreadful is a British-American horror drama television series created for Showtime and Sky by John Logan, who also acts as executive producer alongside Sam Mendes. The show was originally pitched to several US and UK channels, and eventually landed with Showtime,[1] with Sky Atlantic as co-producer.[2] It premiered at the South by Southwest film festival on March 9 and began airing on television on April 28, 2014, on Showtime on Demand.[3][4] The series premiered on Showtime in the United States on May 11, 2014, and on Sky Atlantic in the United Kingdom on May 20, 2014.[5][6][7] After the third-season finale on June 19, 2016, series creator John Logan announced that Penny Dreadful had ended as the main story had reached its conclusion.[8][9]

The title refers to the penny dreadfuls, a type of 19th-century British fiction publication with lurid and sensational subject matter. The series draws upon many public domain characters from 19th-century British and Irish Gothic fiction, including Dorian Gray from Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray; Mina Harker, Abraham Van Helsing, John Seward, Renfield, and Count Dracula from Bram Stoker's Dracula; Victor Frankenstein and his monster from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; and Henry Jekyll from Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A spin-off series, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, is set to start production in 2019.

Penny Dreadful
Penny Dreadful title card
Genre
Created byJohn Logan
Written byJohn Logan
Andrew Hinderaker
Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Starring
Theme music composerAbel Korzeniowski
Tom Kitt (series finale)
Opening theme"Demimonde" by Abel Korzeniowski
"A Prayer" by Sophie Meade (series finale)
Composer(s)Abel Korzeniowski
Country of origin
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes27 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)James Flynn
Morgan O'Sullivan
Sheila Hockin
Production location(s)
Cinematography
  • Xavi Gimenez
  • Nigel Willoughby
  • P. J. Dillon
  • Owen McPolin
  • John Conroy
Editor(s)
  • Geoff Ashenhurst
  • Aaron Marshall
  • Michele Conroy
  • Christopher Donaldson
Running time47–60 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original network
Original releaseMay 11, 2014 –
June 19, 2016
Chronology
Followed byPenny Dreadful: City of Angels
External links
Official website
Production website

Episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
18May 11, 2014June 29, 2014
210May 3, 2015July 5, 2015
39May 1, 2016June 19, 2016

Cast and characters

Main cast

Supporting cast

Introduced in season 1

  • Olivia Llewellyn as Mina Harker, Malcolm's daughter and Vanessa's childhood friend who has been abducted (seasons 1–2).
  • Alex Price as Proteus, a new creation of Dr. Frankenstein's, named after the literary character of the same name, who was killed by the Creature (seasons 1–2).
  • Lorcan Cranitch as Inspector Goldsworthy, by the London police (season 1).
  • Robert Nairne as the Vampire, an evil creature who leads a cabal of undead and who abducted Mina Harker (season 1).
  • Olly Alexander as Fenton, a vampire minion (season 1).
  • Graham Butler as Peter Murray, Malcolm's son, who died accompanying his father on one of his expeditions (seasons 1–2).
  • Noni Stapleton as Gladys Murray, Malcolm's estranged wife and mother of Mina and Peter (seasons 1–2).
  • Alun Armstrong as Vincent Brand, the leader of a troupe of actors in residence at the Grand Guignol (season 1).[13]
  • Hannah Tointon as Maud Gunneson, an actress at the Grand Guignol, and object of the Creature's affection (season 1).
  • Gavin Fowler as Simon, Maud's partner who mistreats the Creature (season 1).
  • David Warner as Abraham Van Helsing, a haematologist and colleague of Frankenstein (season 1).
  • Stephen Lord as Warren Roper, a Pinkerton agent hired to bring Ethan back to the United States (seasons 1–2).

Introduced in season 2

  • Sarah Greene as Hecate Poole, Evelyn's eldest daughter (seasons 2–3).
  • Nicole O'Neill, Olivia Chenery and Charlotte Beckett as minor witches of Evelyn's coven. (season 2)
  • Douglas Hodge as Bartholomew Rusk, a Scotland Yard police inspector investigating the grisly Mariner's Inn Massacre (seasons 2–3).
  • Jack Hickey as the junior inspector working with Rusk (seasons 2–3).
  • Jonny Beauchamp as Angelique, a mysterious transgender woman who gains Dorian's attention (season 2).
  • David Haig as Oscar Putney, the owner of a struggling wax museum who employs the Creature for his own nefarious reasons (season 2).
  • Ruth Gemmell as Octavia Putney, Oscar's wife who is uneasy about the Creature and treats him cruelly (season 2).
  • Tamsin Topolski as Lavinia Putney, the blind daughter of the Creature's new employers, with whom he develops a specious friendship (season 2).
  • Ronan Vibert as Geoffrey Hawkes, a rich landowner who fell under Evelyn's sway (season 2).

Introduced in season 3

  • Shazad Latif as Henry Jekyll, a chemist and college friend of Victor Frankenstein.[17]
  • Christian Camargo as Dracula, the brother of Lucifer who fell to Earth to feed on the blood of the living as the first vampire. In London, he takes the guise of kindly zoologist Alexander Sweet to captivate Vanessa.[17]
  • Samuel Barnett as Renfield, Florence Seward's secretary who becomes involved with Dracula.[17]
  • Sebastian Croft and Jack Greenlees as minor vampires serving Dracula.
  • Casper Allpress and Pandora Colin as Jack and Marjorie, the Creature's son and wife from when still alive.
  • Cokey Falkow as Scarman, a gunman in the service of Ethan's father.
  • Jessica Barden as Justine, a homeless, brutalized young prostitute who becomes an acolyte to Lily.[17]
  • Sean Gilder as Franklin Ostow, a marshal in the American West aiding Rusk in the hunt for Ethan.
  • Brian Cox as Jared Talbot, a ruthless, powerful American rancher and the estranged father of Ethan.[19]
  • Perdita Weeks as Catriona Hartdegen, a thanatologist scholar with expert knowledge of the supernatural.

Notable non-recurring cast include Mary Stockley as Victor Frankenstein's mother Caroline, Anna Chancellor as Vanessa's mother Claire, and Frank McCusker as Christopher Banning, a doctor overseeing Vanessa's treatment while institutionalized, all appearing in flashbacks during the first season, as well as Oliver Cotton as Father Matthew, having been requested to perform an exorcism on Vanessa in the first season's penultimate episode.

Production and development

In January 2013, it was announced that Showtime had made a series commitment for the project. Logan and Mendes previously wrote and directed Skyfall, respectively. Production began in London in the second half of 2013. Showtime president David Nevins stated that the tone of the ensemble series will be "very realistic and very grounded, not Bela Lugosi. All exist in human form in turn-of-century London." This was also reflected during production of the sound for the show, where Logan often pulled things back towards more realism.[20] Logan, a lifelong fan of literary monsters, wrote the project on spec and scripts the majority of episodes of the series. It was intended that Mendes would direct episodes, but scheduling prevented this.[21]

Juan Antonio Bayona was announced as director for the first two episodes.[22] The remaining episodes of the first season were directed by Dearbhla Walsh, Coky Giedroyc, and James Hawes.

In March 2013, it was announced that the series would be filmed in the United Kingdom; eyeing the new UK tax credit for high-end TV productions that offers a 25% rebate.[23] However, it was reported in August that production would instead take place in Bray's Ardmore Studios and other locations around Dublin, Ireland, because of the country's section 481 tax incentives. Filming began on October 7 and lasted 5 months.[24] Reports indicate that the change was made as no stage space of a sufficient caliber was available due to the filming of major motion pictures in London.[25]

In December 2013, Showtime announced its first production blog for a series with the launch of The Penny Dreadful Production Blog. The venue gives viewers an online, behind-the-scenes look at the series' production from its early stages of filming in Ireland through the end of the first season, featuring interviews with cast and crew.[26] In February 2014, Showtime released a full-length trailer for the series.[27]

Logan revealed at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International panel that one of the texts he thought about while planning the series that he would like to use in a future season is The Island of Doctor Moreau.[28] In an interview with Entertainment Weekly prior to the premiere of the third season, Logan stated that the addition of Dr. Henry Jekyll was implemented because the rights to Doctor Moreau were not available.[18]

Showtime announced shortly before the end of the first and second seasons that another season (of 10 and 9 episodes, respectively) would debut the following May.[29][30][31][32] However, Logan had decided during the middle of the second season that the third season should be the last, and he pitched the third season to Showtime president David Nevins accordingly. They did not release this information until after the final season had completed, as Nevins stated, "given what I knew the ending of Penny Dreadful was going to be felt like a massive spoiler and it felt disrespectful to the experience that people were having with the show." Logan said regarding not releasing the information: "That's what the ending of this series is, it is meant to be a strong, bold, theatrical ending because I think that's what our fans like and to water that down with an announcement or having them know I think would be an act of bad faith."[8]

Reception

Critical reception

Season Critical response
Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic
1 80% (61 reviews) 70 (37 reviews)
2 100% (20 reviews) 77 (14 reviews)
3 93% (15 reviews) 83 (9 reviews)

The first season of Penny Dreadful received positive reviews from critics, with a Metacritic rating of 70 out of 100 based on 37 reviews.[33] It holds an 80 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with an average score of 7.36 out of 10, based on 61 reviews, with the site's consensuses stating, "Skillfully shot and superbly acted, Penny Dreadful is perplexing in a good way – even if it's a bit silly at times."[34] The first season was described "as riotous as it is ridiculous, taking the macabre to new heights (or depths)" by The Guardian reviewer Ben Hewitt.[35]

The second season also received positive reviews from critics. On Metacritic, it has a score of 77 out of 100 based on 14 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[36] On Rotten Tomatoes, it holds a 100 percent rating with an average score of 7.65 out of 10 based on 20 reviews, with the site's consensus stating, "Penny Dreadful's second season maintains the show's intense, bloody drama, utilizing a vast array of fascinating characters and locales to tell a unique story."[37]

The third season received critical acclaim. On Metacritic, it has a score of 83 out of 100 based on 9 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[38] On Rotten Tomatoes, it holds a 93 percent rating with an average score of 8.1 out of 10 based on 15 reviews, with the site's consensuses stating, "Penny Dreadful is back for a beautifully bloody third season of ever-expanding mysteries and Gothic horrors."[39] Ben Travers of Indiewire gave it a "B+" grade and wrote, "Season 3's American-set storyline breaks things up nicely with some classic western elements mixed in with the show's established creature horrors, and the aesthetics of the production have never looked better."[40]

Ratings

The series debuted to 872,000 viewers (1.44 million including re-runs). This number does not include the 900,000 viewers who previewed the series on Showtime on Demand and the Showtime app.[41]

Accolades

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result
2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards[42] Most Exciting New Series Penny Dreadful Won
2015 BAFTA Television Craft Awards[43] Best Costume Design Gabriella Pescucci Nominated
Best Make Up and Hair Design Enzo Mastrantonio, Nick Dudman, Stefano Ceccarelli Won
Best Original Television Music Abel Korzeniowski Won
Best Production Design Jonathan Mcknistry, Philip Murphy Won
Best Titles Erik Friedman, Rudy Jaimes, Ray Burris Nominated
Canadian Cinema Editors Awards[44] Best Editing in Long Form Television Series Christopher Donaldson (for: "Closer than Sisters") Won
Critics' Choice Television Awards[45] Best Actress in a Drama Series Eva Green Nominated
Dorian Awards[44] Campy TV Show of the Year Penny Dreadful Nominated
Fangoria Chainsaw Awards[44] Best TV Actor Josh Hartnett Nominated
Best TV Actress Eva Green 2nd place
Best TV Makeup/Creature FX Nick Dudman Nominated
Best TV Series Penny Dreadful Nominated
Best TV Supporting Actor Rory Kinnear Nominated
Best TV Supporting Actress Billie Piper 3rd place
IGN Awards[46] Best TV Actress Eva Green Won
International Film Music Critics Awards[44] Best Original Score for a Television Series Abel Korzeniowski Nominated
Irish Film & Television Awards[44] Best Director – Drama Dearbhla Walsh Nominated
MPSE Golden Reel Awards[44] Best Sound Editing – Dialogue and ADR for Short Form Television Jane Tattersall, David McCallum, Dale Sheldrake (for: "Séance") Nominated
Best Sound Editing – Sound Effects and Foley for Short Form Television Jane Tattersall, Oriol Tarragó, Andy Malcolm, Goro Koyama, David Rose, Marc Bech (for: "Night Work") Nominated
Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards[47] Outstanding Main Title Theme Music Abel Korzeniowski Nominated
Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) Abel Korzeniowski (for: "Closer than Sisters") Nominated
Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie, or a Special Nick Dudman, Sarita Allison, Barney Nikolic (for: "Grand Guignol") Nominated
Satellite Awards[48] Best Actress – Television Series Drama Eva Green Nominated
Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Rory Kinnear Won
Best Television Series – Genre Penny Dreadful Won
VES Awards[44] Outstanding Created Environment in a Commercial, Broadcast Program or Video Game Matthew Borrett, Lorne Kqechansky, Graham Day, Jason Gougeon (for: "Séance") Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Photoreal/Live Action Broadcast Program James Cooper, Bill Halliday, Sarah McMurdo, Lorne Kwechansky (for: "Séance") Nominated
2016 BAFTA Television Craft Awards[49] Best Make Up and Hair Enzo Mastrantonio, Nick Dudman, Ferdinando Merolla Nominated
Costume Designers Guild Awards[50] Outstanding Period Television Series Gabriella Pescucci Nominated
Critics' Choice Television Awards[51] Best Actress in a Drama Series Eva Green Nominated
Best Drama Series Penny Dreadful Nominated
Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series Patti LuPone Nominated
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Helen McCrory Nominated
Fangoria Chainsaw Awards[52] Best TV Actor Josh Hartnett Nominated
Best TV Actress Eva Green Won
Best TV Series Penny Dreadful Nominated
Best TV Supporting Actor Rory Kinnear Nominated
Best TV Supporting Actress Billie Piper Nominated
Golden Globe Awards[53] Best Actress – Television Series Drama Eva Green Nominated
IGN Awards[54] Best Horror Series Penny Dreadful Nominated
Irish Film & Television Awards[55] Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Drama Sarah Greene Won
Best Director – Drama Brian Kirk Nominated
Best Drama Penny Dreadful Nominated
Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards[56] Television and New Media – Best Period and/or Character Make-Up Enzo Mastrantonio, Clare Lambe Nominated
Television and New Media Series – Best Special Make-Up Effects Nick Dudman, Sarita Allison Nominated
Satellite Awards[57] Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Helen McCrory Nominated
Best Television Series – Genre Penny Dreadful Nominated
Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards[47] Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series Ferdinando Merolla, Sevlene Roddy, Giuliano Mariano, Orla Carroll (for: "Glorious Horrors") Nominated
Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic) Enzo Mastrantanio, Clare Lambe, Caterina Sisto, Lorraine McCrann, Morna Ferguson (for: "Glorious Horrors") Nominated
Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) Abel Korzeniowski (for: "And They Were Enemies") Nominated
Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More) Johathan McKristy, Jo Riddel, Philip Murphy (for: "Fresh Hell, Evil Spirits in Heavenly Places, And Hell Itself My Only Foe") Nominated
Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie, or a Special Nick Dudman, Sarita Allison, Barney Nikolic, Paul Spateri, Dennis Penkov (for: "And Hell Itself My Only Foe") Nominated
Outstanding Special Visual Effects James Cooper, Bill Halliday, Sarah McMurdo, Mai-Ling Lee, Greg Astles, Ricardo Gomez, Matt Ralph, Alexandre Scott, Kyle Yoneda (for: "And They Were Enemies") Nominated
Visual Effects Society Awards[58] Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode James Cooper, Bill Halliday, Sarah McMurdo, Mai-Ling Lee (for: "And They Were Enemies") Nominated
2017 Bram Stoker Awards[59] Superior Achievement in a Screenplay John Logan (for: "A Blade of Grass") Nominated
Canadian Cinema Editors Awards[60] Best Editing in 1 Hour Scripted Aaron Marshall (for: "A Blade of Grass") Won
Costume Designers Guild Awards[61] Outstanding Period Television Series Gabriella Pescucci Nominated
Directors Guild of Canada Awards[62] Best Picture Editing – Television Series Geoff Ashenhurst (for: "The Blessed Dark") Nominated
Best Picture Editing – Television Series Christopher Donaldson (for: "The Day Tennyson Died") Nominated
Edgar Awards[63] TV Episode Teleplay John Logan (for: "A Blade of Grass") Won
Fangoria Chainsaw Awards[64] Best TV Actor Josh Hartnett Nominated
Best TV Actress Eva Green Nominated
Golden Reel Awards[65] Best Sound Editing: TV Short Form – Dialogue/ADR David McCallum (for: "Ebb Tide") Won
Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild Awards[66] TV and New Media Series – Best Period/Character Make-Up Enzo Mastrantonio, Clare Lambe Nominated
TV and New Media Series – Best Period/Character Hair Styling Luca Vannella, Alexis Continente Nominated
Television and New Media Series – Best Special Make-Up Effects Nick Dudman, Sarita Allison Nominated
Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards[47] Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series Luca Vanella, Alexis Continente, Sevlene Roddy, Joseph Whelan, Orla Carrol(for: "Ebb Tide") Nominated
Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic) Enzo Mastrantonio, Clare Lambe, Caterina Sisto, Lorraine McCrann, Morna Ferguson(for: "Perpetual Night") Nominated
Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie, or Special Nick Dudman, Sarita Allison, Barney Nikolic, Dennis Penkov(for: "No Beast So Fierce") Nominated
Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More) Jonathan McKinstry, Jo Riddell, Philip Murphy(for: "Perpetual Night"/"The Blessed Dark") Nominated
Visual Effects Society Awards[67] Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode James Cooper, Bill Halliday, Sarah McMurdo, Mai-Ling Lee (for: "The Day Tennyson Died") Nominated

Related media

Comics

In 2015, Titan Books announced a comic book series based on Penny Dreadful, written by co-executive producer Chris King and writers Krysty Wilson-Cairns and Andrew Hinderaker.[68] The first issue was released on May 11, 2016.[69] In October 2016, Showtime announced that a new series would be released in 2017, set six months after the finale of the TV series. The project will be written by King, illustrated by Jesús Hervás, and published by Titan Books.[70]

Spin-off series

In November 2018, a spin-off series, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, set in 1938 and centering on Mexican-American folklore and social tension of the era in Los Angeles, California, was announced by Showtime. The series is set to start production in 2019.[71] Daniel Zovatto has been cast as the lead role.[72] Other cast members include Natalie Dormer,[73] Jessica Garza,[74] Johnathan Nieves,[74] Adriana Barraza,[75] Kerry Bishé,[76] and Nathan Lane,[77] as well as Rory Kinnear, who will appear in a new role.[78] Paco Cabezas will direct multiple episodes.[79] The series is set for a late 2019 or early 2020 premiere.[80]

See also

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Ardmore Studios

Ardmore Studios, located in Bray, County Wicklow, is the Republic of Ireland's only four wall studio.Ardmore Studios opened in 1958 under the management of Emmet Dalton by then Minister for Industry and Commerce, Seán Lemass. Since then, the studio has evolved through many management changes, finally consolidating in the 1990s. It has been the base for many successful Irish and international productions, from The Spy Who Came in from the Cold to Fair City, Braveheart, My Left Foot and Veronica Guerin.

After the lapse of its initial business plan in the early 1970s, the studio became the government-backed National Film Studios of Ireland, under the management of Sheamus Smith. During Smith's tenure, notable movies based there included Michael Crichton's The First Great Train Robbery, starring Sean Connery. When government funding was withdrawn in the early 1980s, a consortium led by Tara Productions (Ireland) Limited, among whose partners were producer Morgan O'Sullivan and writer Michael Feeney Callan, and MTM Hollywood acquired the studios in November 1986. O'Sullivan then spearheaded a campaign to attract major international films to Ireland – a strategy Dalton and his partner, the entrepreneur Louis Elliman, had pioneered in the 1950s – and succeeded in securing important co-production investment which revived the studios during the 1990s.

O'Sullivan's successor as managing director of the renamed Ardmore Studios was the accountant Kevin Moriarity. In 1990, the MTM shareholding was sold to Ardmore International Ltd., a company owned equally by Paul McGuinness and Ossie Kilkenny. Ardmore Studios had several successful years from 2006 to 2010 during the filming of The Tudors and Camelot. However, from 2011 to 2013 the studios suffered losses and in 2013 Siún Ní Raghallaigh was appointed CEO. She implemented immediate cost cuts and restructured the company to enable it to compete more effectively with a lower cost base. The studios are now operating successfully. Since mid-2013 the studios have been operating at full capacity.

Classics Volume One

Classics Volume One, also stylised as Classics, Vol. 1, is the fifth public album by the group Two Steps From Hell, released in June 2013. It consists of 23 tracks written by composers Thomas J. Bergersen and Nick Phoenix. This album is the first public album available in lossless audio, with others to follow. All songs except "Return from Darkness" and "Path to Earth" are from their previous promotional releases. The album also features an extended version of "Eternal Sorrow" from the Nemesis album, as well as tweaked versions of "Magnan Imus", "White Witch", and "The World Is Mind".

There are two slightly different versions of the album. The seventh track from the version on amazon.com is "Clash of Empires" from the Nemesis album, whereas the versions on iTunes and CDBaby.com contain the track "Strength of an Empire" from the Two Steps From Heaven album.This album was later re-released via ExtremeMusic.com, containing a new bonus track entitled "The Dark Unveils".

Demimonde

Demi-monde refers to a group of people who live hedonistic lifestyles, usually in a flagrant and conspicuous manner. The term was commonly used in Europe from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century, and contemporary use has an anachronistic character. Its connotations of pleasure-seeking often contrasted with wealth and ruling class behavior.

The term 'demi-monde' is French for "half-world". It derives from a comedy called Le Demi-Monde, by Alexandre Dumas, fils, published in 1855.The term was often used as one of disapprobation, the behavior of a person in the demimonde being contrary to more traditional or bourgeois values. Such behaviors often included drinking or drug use, gambling, high spending (particularly in pursuit of fashion, as through clothing as well as servants and houses), and sexual promiscuity. The term demimondaine referred to a woman who embodied these qualities; later it became a euphemism for a courtesan or prostitute.

As the twentieth century dawned, changing social mores resulted in the demarginalization of the demimonde. Women's suffrage and the flapper movements resulted in the label demimondaine becoming obsolete. The term commonly used to refer to the class that became 'starving artists'.

Power of Darkness

Power of Darkness is a music production album by the group Two Steps from Hell, released in 2010. However, this was made available only to clients promoting motion picture advertising. Unlike previous promotional albums, Power of Darkness wasn't released on physical CD, but on a flash drive. The album contains 32 compositions, divided into two volumes, and alternate non-choral versions for a total of 77 tracks. The album was recorded in Prague and Los Angeles. The tracks are composed by Thomas J. Bergersen and Nick Phoenix, featuring performances by The Capellen Philharmonic Orchestra and various soloists around the world. The cover artwork is designed by Steven R. Gilmore.

Many tracks from Power of Darkness can be found on Two Steps From Hell's five public albums, Invincible, Archangel, Halloween, Classics Volume One and Classics Volume Two. In addition, Power of Darkness Anthology was released as a public album on August 1, 2017, with 40 of the tracks from the original album .

Renfield

R. M. Renfield is a fictional character that appears in Bram Stoker's 1897 Gothic horror novel Dracula.

The Bunker (video game)

The Bunker is a full motion video (FMV) adventure horror video game developed by British game developer Splendy Games and published by Wales Interactive. It was released on Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 4 on 20 September 2016 followed by Xbox One on 23 September 2016 and Nintendo Switch on 9 April 2018.

The Bunker is Splendy Games' first major title as an independent games studio after having released the FMV zombie horror video game The Hunting on iOS and Android devices. The Bunker features the writers and designer of adventure video games, including The Witcher, Broken Sword and SOMA.

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