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Review of "Superstition" 10/27/17 by
Airs Fridays, 10/9c on Syfy.
This is a supernatural show, set in a small town near New
Orleans. Mario Van Peebles stars as the funeral director,
Isaac Hastings, who also hunts down demons. The demons are
called "infernals," and they've come back strong because of
Friday the 13th. His son, Calvin, has returned from the war,
ready to fight more Infernals. He had a falling out with his
father when he was younger, after he inadvertently got his
younger brother killed. The special effects are pretty good,
but the show seems a little bit low budget, like some Syfy
movies. The story is familiar if you've watched shows like
"Supernatural" or "Constantine," but the twist is that the
Hastings family is African American, which gives it an
interesting twist that we really haven't seen before on TV.
The first episode was interesting, and the ending was
quite shocking. It was enough to make me tune in to the
second episode, to see how they deal with what happened.
Incidentally, Van Peebles is also director, producer,
co-creator and writer of the show. You can
read my interview
“Superstition” centers around the
Hastings family, owners of the only funeral
home in the mysterious town of La Rochelle,
Georgia. The family also acts as the keepers
of the town’s dark secrets and history.
Known for its haunted houses, elevated
graveyards, odd townsfolk, and rich history
of unusual phenomena, the town is also a
“landing patch” for the world’s darkest
manifestations of fear, guided into the
world by an ancient, mysterious malefactor.
XLrator Media’s Barry Gordon and MVPTV’s
Mario Van Peebles (“Roots,” “Bloodline,”
“Hand of God,” “Empire,” “Lost”) will
produce, and Van Peebles will also write,
direct and star in some of the episodes.
Joel Anderson Thompson (“Battlestar
Galactica,” “Boomtown,” “House M.D.”) has
been tapped as showrunner and Laurence
Andries (“Alias,” “Six Feet Under,”
“Supernatural,” “The Pacific”) will
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