Angels of Death Episode 1: Here’s This Season’s Edgy Show

Rachel has woken up in a strange building without much in the way of memories. After talking to a type-writer she gets into the elevator just as she hears an announcement that calls the girl in the basement a sacrifice. After that, things get weird.

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There’s something inherently creepy about hospitals, basements, and isolation and Angels of Death capitalises on all of these elements to set up what could be quite an interesting story. The problem being that so far the two encounters Rachel has had with other characters has them being comically over the top in their psychotic natures to the point where any tension that may have been constructed by the setting and some of the interesting visual choices is more or less instantly shattered.

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That isn’t to say that there might not be some fun to be had with this series. But for something labelled as psychological horror I’d kind of want a little bit more than the cackling scythe wielding guy seems to offer or the duplicitous doctor that doesn’t do such a great job of keeping his crazy in check.

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Still, with a setting this interesting, I’m willing to give the show a little more time to set up its story and to see where this intends to go. There was a lot of chatter about this one prior to the season and while I have attempted to avoid spoilers I must admit I’m a little curious. However, judging this episode on its own, it is fairly average. Great setting and establishment of atmosphere, fairly ordinary to poor characterisation so far.

What do you think of this first episode of Angels of Death?


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Karandi James

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12 thoughts on “Angels of Death Episode 1: Here’s This Season’s Edgy Show

  1. Well…I have chosen to watch this one as one of the shows for the new season and saw the first episode yesterday. While I enjoyed it, I agree with what you wrote about the villains ruining the mood a bit. That over the top laughing by the scythe wielding guy was really grinding on my nerves. Still..there was a lot of goodness in this one as well…the creepy music and the interesting setting, so I will be curious where this will go ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. I’m kind of hopeful and not just because I’m still chasing a decent horror this year. There was a lot of good atmosphere building going on in this episode. If they can minimise the cackling a bit this could actually be really good.

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