What to see on Prime Video: a chilling anthology of supernatural horror that will give you goosebumps

In the catalog of the Amazon streaming platform we can find the two seasons of this unique work of atmospheric terror. Produced by Ridley Scott, the anthology series tells us two chilling stories.

If you are looking for an unconventional and overwhelming horror series, with stories told in such a way that the fear gets under your skin, all you have to do is enter the streaming service of Amazon Prime Video. There you can enjoy an impressive anthology, which tells two different supernatural stories made with grit and a firm hand.

Initially, Terror was going to be a miniseries adapting Dan Simmons’ formidable novel, but such was their success that they sought to make a second, different story, but with the same bill that dazzled many fans of the horror genre. The first season came to us in 2018, from Ridley Scott’s production company, taking us aboard a unique expedition through icy terrain.

In the year 1847, a British Royal Navy crew heads to the Arctic in search of the Northwest Passage, a sea route connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans bordering North America. However, a mysterious predator attacks them, and all the boats and their crews are stranded in the frozen region, having to find a way to survive throughout ten tense episodes.

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This work, brought to the screen by Dave Kajganich, Max Borenstein and Alexander Woo, takes elements of the purest survival cinema while creating suffocating tension and a maddening atmosphere, where the characters begin to lose their minds and turn against each other, reaching a point where it is unclear whether the real threat is inside or outside the ship – in fact, the outside threat is ambiguous enough to question its authenticity, which adds another interesting layer-.

With a formidable cast of English actors, including Jared Harris, CiarĂ¡n Hinds, Tobias Menzies and more, the first season of Terror conquest through very human terrors. The loss of sanity will lead to a breakdown of human boundaries, making the series a visceral exploration that is well hidden in its icy-looking effective and dramatic realization.


A moment of tension in ‘The Terror: Infamy’.

Its continuation received the title of The Terror: Infamy, carried by Woo and Borenstein to a different stage with a totally different cast. This time they do not follow any novel to transport us to a Japanese community located in the United States during World War II, where a threat arises through spirits that change shape.

The series launches more fully into the ghost story, which takes away a certain charm that was in the ambiguity about the threat of the previous season. However, there is still a wonderful invoice in its drama, in the development of the characters and in how the supernatural threat irremediably disturbs them. So both are interesting explorations of fear that are going to leave you goosebumps at how creepily real they are.

Terror is available on Amazon Prime Video.

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