While series co-creators Murphy and Brennan have a deeply random track record with horror (see: “Scream Queens,” “American Horror Story”), this project has enough going for it that it definitely seems worth it. worth checking out. Namely, it has a fantastic cast, which seems like a slick direction and a really weird source to pull from. Here is the official synopsis:
After the Brannock family moves into what was supposed to be their suburban dream home, it quickly becomes hell. Disturbing letters from someone who calls himself “The Watcher” are just the beginning as the neighborhood’s sinister secrets spill out. Inspired by the true story of the infamous “Watcher” house in New Jersey.
Bobby Cannavale and Naomi Watts will star as the husband and wife who end up in a house-buying deal from hell, while comedy icon and new Emmy winner Jennifer Coolidge appears as their real estate agent. Margo Martindale and Richard Kind are also among the supporting cast, while Mia Farrow will make her first acting appearance since 2016. Farrow delivered one of the best horror performances of all time in “Rosemary’s Baby,” so that another character is trapped in a deeply disturbing dwelling. situation, so it will be exciting to see her return to the house horror subgenre.
The show’s first trailer is intriguing, but it also makes it pretty clear that it will get creative with the true-story foundation it’s built on. Although the actual Watcher mystery has made people uneasy, it has never had a clear answer. Glimpses of red-hooded characters, secret passageways, and a radio that inexplicably plays “Hopelessly Devoted To You” over an already chilling story.
“The Watcher” will premiere on Netflix on October 13, 2022.