Catching Up On THE TERROR: INFAMY
Ah, the beauties of binge-watching.
I’m going to risk an assumption here that if you haven’t been watching THE TERROR: INFAMY on AMC then you have at least read about it and are somewhat familiar with it. I can honestly say that, while I was skeptical of the process of them creating a second season for a series that was based on a book, just one book, and the story from that one book was fully completed in that first season (as opposed to NOS4A2, where the first season scarce touched on the actual storyline from the novel that inspired it), I am now enjoying this second season more than the first. With the first, I felt it didn’t quite live up to the book, especially with the ending. Here I have nothing to compare it to. Also, I think it’s a better story overall.
While that first season featured a furry monster better suited to our sister site werewolves.com, the supernatural threat this time around is the in many ways vampire-like Yokai, a vengeful, shapeshifting ghost. It’s the standard story of the ghost of a wronged person returning to seek revenge against those who mistreated her, set against the backdrop of the shameful time in history when the US government locked Japanese Americans up in internment camps at the outset of World War Two. And it’s really good.
Only those who’ve been watching the show will get this next statement. Also, SPOILER WARNING, just in case.
I totally called it early on that Chester was the Yokai’s son. Totally called it.
WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (www.evilcheezproductions.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/evilcheezproductions), specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/734763
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