THEM Creator Reveals Why New Series Is Horror – Not Straight Drama

The first season of the Amazon Studios original anthology series Them is gathering more and more of a following. And today, creator Little Marvin explains why it was important to make the show “Horror” and no straight drama.

Also Read: Extremely Creepy New Amazon Series THEM Scared the Hell Out of Stephen King

Read his comments below.

He tells Collider: “I think horror, in general, has this tremendous capability of couching really complex and new laws to social conversations in a package that is palatable. If we had told this exact same story as a straight drama folks may have engaged with it, but it might’ve been a harder pill to swallow. Horror has this way of, because your pulse is pounding and because it’s a thrill ride, it allows you to take viewers on a journey which otherwise might just be a major downer. I liked that, from the beginning. I think about movies like The Night of the Living Dead, which had a Black hero at the heart of that story, or I think about Rosemary’s Baby and the themes of misogyny, or The Exorcist and its themes of faith. Horror has always grappled with really super complex themes in really unique ways.

Read the full interview HERE.

The 1950s set season centers on a Black family who moves from North Carolina to an all-white Los Angeles neighborhood. During the period known as The Great Migration. The family’s idyllic home becomes ground zero where malevolent forces, next-door and otherworldly, threaten to taunt, ravage and destroy them.

Stephen King praised the series, tweeting: “The first episode scared the hell out of me, and I’m hard to scare. Bonus: If you’ve never seen a bunch of extremely creepy white ladies in 50s dresses, here’s your chance.”


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