Welcome to the horror show is a digital horror anthology that takes cues from The Twilight Zone and Tales from the Crypt. Focusing on societal anxieties in the twenty first century with a horror lean. Each episode is introduced by series host, Mr. Graves who is not afraid to crack a pun or bones.
Welcome to the Horror Show was created by Ryan Joseph Murphy. It was directed by Ryan Joseph Murphy and Grace Murphy.
The Horrible Imaginings Film Festival 2021 has been incredible. Sadly, there is only one more day left. The web/new media section of the website shows, Welcome to the Horror Show, a fun digital series.
Ryan plays the ghoulish host and he introduces the show. It opens with “Ping”, written and directed by Ryan Joseph Murphy. A ride share driver, Ethan Knight (Jared Wernick) is waiting for to pick up a client. He picks up Jenna (Shannon Bengston) and drops her off but she disappears, reappears, disappears. It’s getting weird.
This is intense, Ethan drops her off and then Jenna shows him what happened to her. It was a horrific event. Ryan talks before and after each episode. It makes it fun having the commentary.
Ryan does a good job of playing a haunted host and introducing the shows. They definitely remind you of The Twilight Zone, Are You Afraid of the Dark, and Tales from the Crypt.
The next episode is “Turkey Slay”, written and directed by Grace Murphy. It opens with Josh (Matthew Evanoff) on his computer and he’s not going home for Thanksgiving. We also meet Annie (Taylor Nicolette). She’s laying in the backseat of her car, and she’s scrolling on social media.
Annie is an influencer, delivery person, and friend to animals. It turns out, Annie is going to Josh’s house to deliver food. Annie passes out and Josh brings her inside. She scraped her knee and apparently the sight of blood was too much.
Annie winds up staying with Josh so he doesn’t have to eat alone. This is so sad and funny at the same time. I think that’s why it works. This is crazy. You have to watch this. They do a good job at pulling from different events and holidays. It shows how out of touch people can be, and how much we rely on technology.
The last show in Welcome to the Horror Show is “La Calavera”, written by Martin Julio Castillo and directed by Grace Murphy. Oh, it’s a Christmas special. We get all three holidays.
We meet Abuela (Virginia Montero) and Alejandro (Alejandro Herrera). Alejandro is cooking, talking on the phone, and keeping an eye on Abuela. Abuela thinks she sees Abuelo (John Bigham) outside.
The actors all did a great job. This was a fun series I would recommend. Let’s hope we get to see some more episodes in the future.
Welcome to the Horror Show is great. Make sure to check it out.