AMC is delving into the Victorian era to bring us The Terror; a horror story that is so much up my street that I’m a-gonna have to be careful I haven’t already unknowingly plaigarised it… before having even seen it!
Based on Dan Simmons’ novel, The Terror is “inspired by the true story” of Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror to the Arctic in 1845–1848.
For true, read “completely fucking fictionalized” and yet the disappearance of the ships’ crews has gone unexplained so who am I – who takes historical events and adds impossible supernatural twists – to judge?
The Terror stars Jared Harris as Captain Francis Crozier, Tobias Menzies as Captain James Fitzjames, Ciarán Hinds as Sir John Franklin who all end up trapped on the frozen oceans of the Canadian Arctic thanks to producers Ridley Scott, David Kajganich and Soo Hugh.
Inspired by a true story, The Terror, centers on the Royal Navy’s perilous voyage into unchartered territory as the crew attempts to discover the Northwest Passage. Faced with treacherous conditions, limited resources, dwindling hope and fear of the unknown, the crew is pushed to the brink of extinction. Frozen, isolated and stuck at the end of the earth, The Terror highlights all that can go wrong when a group of men, desperate to survive, struggle not only with the elements, but with each other.
The Terror premieres on AMC on March 26th and I’ll be watching the following morning as this kind of man versus nature horror story is what I thrive on!