The dream workforce of Nick Frost and Simon Pegg return with a horror-comedy collection that’s simply what the physician ordered
That is simply what the physician ordered in lately of gloom and doom. Fact Seekers is a jolly mix of real scares and laughs. Whereas there are darkish, dank, scary areas, decapitations, eye piercings and indignant ghosts that refuse to cross over, there are additionally individuals insisting a e-book (written in human blood on human pores and skin) is “value 1000 ditties by that twat Milton”.
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There may be additionally a senior citizen who doesn’t consider in carrying underpants and confuses dimension with dementia. Calling the psychological asylum, a loony bin is “insensitive to homicidal maniacs”, a query of whether or not one is lifeless or alive is met with a reproving “don’t be so binary” and there may be the quote after all from everybody’s favorite ghost story, Hamlet—hoist by their very own petard. Oh pleasure!
Gus Roberts (Nick Frost) is the primary broadband installer for SMYLE web within the UK. He’s not notably blissful when his boss, Dave (Simon Pegg) asks him to mentor a brand new recruit, Elton John (Samson Kayo). Gus is keen on paranormal phenomena and hosts a YouTube channel, Fact Seekers, investigating hauntings and the like.
- Season: 1
- Episodes: 8
- Run time: 24 to 32 minutes
- Creators: Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, James Serafinowicz, Nat Saunders
- Starring: Nick Frost, Emma D’Arcy, Samson Kayo, Malcolm McDowell, Simon Pegg, Susie Wokoma, Julian Barratt, Rosalie Craig
- Storyline: Broadband installers by day and ghost hunters by evening, the Fact Seekers need to uncover a dastardly plan whereas concurrently offering 100% web protection
Although Elton John (his actual title is Lionel Richie!) is just not very enthusiastic concerning the paranormal, unusual issues appear to occur round him: from the haunted canine to the World Conflict II soldier inside a sign jammer. Astrid (Emma D’Arcy) is a mysterious, anachronistically dressed younger lady, who’s haunted by a wide range of burning individuals. Gus and Elton attempt to assist rid her of her ghostly followers.
Elton’s sister, Helen (Susie Wokoma) is a profitable YouTuber however is agoraphobic. She lastly conjures up the braveness to enter the Coventry Collectibles & Cosplay Conference. Gus goes to the conference to listen to his idol, Peter Toynbee, (Julian Barratt) communicate however as an alternative of moving into the seminar corridor, it’s his irascible father-in-law, Richard (Malcolm McDowell) who will get in.
All hell breaks unfastened on the day of the eclipse when the situations are excellent to do dreadful deeds. The Fact Seekers need to cease the earth-shattering occasions by offering 100% broadband protection. Web does have the ability to alter the world! The charmingly named episodes (“The Haunting Of Connelly’s Nook,” “The Lady with All of the Ghosts”, “The Revenge of the Chichester Widow” or “The Ghost of the Beast of Bodmin”) are simply the best size to not overstay their welcome.
Pegg was quoted as saying “the important thing with horror comedy is to take the horror fully critically and permit the comedy to exist adjoining to it”, and that’s what makes Fact Seekers, such a captivating watch. That the solid and writing are wonderful is a welcome bonus.
Fact Seekers is at the moment streaming on Amazon Prime Video