Review: Helstrom

The dark, creepy scenes and crazy plot doesn’t make up for the fact that the characters and uninteresting, and stories were contrived and unwatchable, and I honestly wasn’t interested in knowing how the season one story would be resolved after the cliffhanger at the end left us all wanting less.

“Every family has its demons,” reads the poster below. That’s true, but it’s true for Helstrom most of all. Both literally and figuratively.

I watched Helstrom solely because is was Marvel, and because it was all about demons, and hellish stuff like that, but I just couldn’t bring myself to say I liked it after I binged the series in two weeks. The show’s flashy special effects didn’t derive from the fact that it could have been good, but due to its production company shutting down and it having to move from Marvel Television to Marvel Studios, and the real focus of Marvel Studios were on the upcoming Disney+ television series, Helstrom never got a chance to become what it could have.

Helstrom was cancelled on December 14, 2020, so we won’t be getting any more that the first 10-episode season… not that we necessarily want any more. The series was initially supposed to be part of a franchise within the Marvel Cinematic Universe called Adventure Into Fear, which was meant to delve deeper into a more “chilling corner” of the universe, but after the companion series Ghostrider (a planned spin-off of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) was cancelled before filming began, the rest of the franchise was abandoned and the lone season will forever stand in a lonely corner of the world, as the real films and movies deservingly take the spotlight. You an watch Helstrom on Hulu.

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