Watch This Eye-Popping Werewolf Transformation Clip From Hemlock Grove ASAP (NSFW)! (HD)

Let’s start with a quote from an interview with Eli Roth (read it here), who seems to be the main face/name for the Netflix series Hemlock Grove.* This despite the fact he only executive-produces three episodes; (one of which he does have directing credit, the premiere with the fun title “Jellyfish In the Sky”) and didn’t in fact create the series – Hemlock Grove is based on a novel of the same name by first-time author Brian McGreevy (released on March 27, 2012). Even if Roth has little participation, the below quote was  more or less exactly what we wanted to hear!

 I thought about the average viewers that have watched Twilight and seen the transformation of a shirtless guy walking by a tree and transforms*.  Our idea of a transformation is Rick Baker and Rob Bottin.  So, we’ve got to do something modern that’s in the classic tradition.  It has to be a violent birth, I want it to eat its placenta after and Deran was into it.  It should shake off all of the blood and goo.  And that’s how we approached all of the kill scenes.

Eli Roth, on his vision for Hemlock Grove‘s werewolf transformations

Check out the clip of the grisly transformation below (which appears in one of the six episodes directed by Deran Serafian; his first directing credit is episode three, titled The Order of the Dragon), and decide for yourself if they hit their goal. It IS a pretty ugly, painful “violent birth”…

Novel synopsis (official): A young girl is brutally murdered and found near the former Godfrey steel mill. As rumors mount, two of the suspects in her killing—Peter Rumancek, a 17-year-old Gypsy trailer trash kid rumored to be a werewolf, and Roman, the heir to the Godfrey estate—decide to find the killer themselves.

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The novel’s author Brian McGreevy wrote five of the episodes, which include the premiere and the finale. The episodes will also mark his screenwriting début.

We love the cut-aways; Lilly Taylor’s character is just smiling calmly to herself like she’s watching a Mickey Mouse cartoon, while the other character watching looks shocked and horrified:

"You've got to be fucking kidding..."

“You’ve gotta be fucking kidding me…”

He’s pretty wide-eyed as he gapes at Peter’s wolf transformation, but hey, it could have been worse:

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Hemlock Grove will be available on Netflix this Friday …all thirteen of them will go up at once. Let’s cross our fingers that the show will have us so hooked that we mainline all of them in one (or two to three, since we have to eat and most of us have to work) greedy marathon/s. We don’t exactly have a busy social calendar this Friday, and no deadlines coming up, so let’s hope is turns out to be addictively entertaining!

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HOAH!

*BOOOOO! on the candy-ass movie series and the technique! With the exception being Joe Manganiello (AKA “Sexiest Goddamned Werewolf Alive”) stripping naked down to his cock sock “modesty sock” on True Blood and the bonus of seeing his bare ass for a second before he shifts. And the way he growls is just so …OK, we better just shut this footnote down right now.

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Exactly how does Peter turn back into a human when the time comes?

Read Entire Graphic Novel Prequel to Horror Series Hemlock Grove by Brian McGreevy Online For Free! (Tor.com)

That’s right–it’s 37 pages, black and white, NSFW, titled as in the image above …and is another reason to get interested in the TV series. Click on the big red link below to read the entire prequel online – well worth your time! Can’t beat the price, either.

 

Read Exclusive Graphic Novel Prequel to New Horror Series Hemlock Grove by Brian McGreevy / Tor.com

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The entire 13-episode series will show up all at once on Netflix Friday, April 19th!

 

Hemlock Grove Trailer: The Next American Horror Story? WE Fans Will Be The Judge Of THAT, Netflix! (Vulture.com)

This is the second piece on the Netflix Original series, coming this April 19, called Hemlock Grove (almost mis-typed that as “Hemlock Groove,” which actually would be a more interesting title) that has compared it to trusty ol’ American Horror Story. I think this isn’t the best move for the series,  since we American Horror Story fans have had a pretty high standard after watching the series. Also, watching a movie or a TV series that reminds you of a better, similar one (that you now wish you were watching instead, and sometimes just go back to the better one and watch it again) wears thin within minutes.  Movie fans of all genres know that’s the kiss of death.

We feel like making a list of all the things could wrong with it and another list of the things HG  has going for it, but we’ll reserve judgement till we find out a little more. The only plus signs we can come up with now are #1: Eli Roth and #2:  that you can binge and watch every episode in a row, back-to-back.

The link to the story and trailer is below (this is a Re-Press from Vulture.com – we write this part, on the link it’s all them).

Hemlock Grove Trailer: American Netflix Story — Vulture.

 

Here is the original PR blurb about the show:

Netflix Original Series  presents Hemlock Grove, from executive producer Eli Roth and based on Brian McGreevy’s novel of the same name. The series will be available for members to watch instantly and in its entirety beginning April 19, 2013.

All 13 episodes of the series, which stars Famke Janssen, Bill Skarsgard, Landon Liboiron, Penelope Mitchell, Freya Tingley, and Dougray Scott will début concurrently in all territories that Netflix is available – U.S., Canada, the UK, Ireland, Latin America, Brazil and Scandinavia.

The series revolves around the eccentric residents of a dilapidated former Pennsylvania steel town and the murder of 17-year-old Brooke Bluebell.  Through the investigation, the town’s seamier side is exposed, revealing that nothing is what it seems.

Hemlock Grove marks the first foray into television by internationally acclaimed horror master Eli Roth (Hostel, Cabin Fever), who also directed the first episode. The series is executive produced by Roth, McGreevy & Shipman, Mark Verheiden, Deran Sarafian, Eric Newman and Michael Connolly. The series was developed by Brian McGreevy & Lee Shipman. This one-hour murder mystery is produced by Gaumont International Television for Netflix.

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