Some of literature’s most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London. PENNY DREADFUL is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama.
Critics about the score
universally great (…) hats off
delightfully haunting score (…) Nothing short of pitch perfect.
pulse-poundingly intense, but hauntingly tender
– Pop Eye
dripping in atmosphere and personality, with lush strings and dissonant noises that manage to chill
Special acknowledgement should also go to Abel Korzeniowski, who provides an exceptionally fitting and wondrous score for the series.
Owen McPolin’s cinematography, Abel Korzeniowski’ score, and everything else from the set direction to the casting, are top shelf here.
And my goodness how the music soars on this show, whether seductive or melancholy, it truly enriches the experience.
The music is gorgeous by the way, not relying on spidery harpsichords but beautiful swells of orchestration that build emotion and feed into the dialogue.
With a good soundtrack by noted composer Abel Korzeniowski (…) and gorgeous cinematography, PENNY DREADFUL is another example of how a lot of TV nowadays is slicker than a lot of films.
Great sets and dialogue, plus the haunting musical score.
The music is chilling and brings out every emotion between characters both simple and complex.
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