The Horror Honeys: Honey Buzz ~ Outcast: Facing Demons for Better or For Worse....

Honey Buzz ~ Outcast: Facing Demons for Better or For Worse....

When I reported on Outcast last year, I was more than a little underwhelmed, but the damn thing hasn't even premiered yet, and they've already purchased a second season. Is Cinemax just light on their scripted series offering, or is it really worth the time? 

The story (from my original post, and not on the new press release):  Based on Skybound/Image comic title by creator Robert Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta, follows Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Now, with the help of Reverend Anderson, a country preacher with personal demons of his own, Kyle embarks on a journey to find answers to obtain a normal life he has never known. But what Kyle discovers could change his fate — and the fate of the world — forever.

The new poster is a far cry from the original - and instead of Patrick Fugit looking more like a knockoff of Donnie Darko than anything, he appears in more of a heroic stance facing his demons head on instead of moping in the dark about it.

What's in the trailer: Everyone knows that Robert Kirkman's name is synonymous with TV gold... specifically horror TV gold, and while I was unenthused by the trailer last March, this one is a little more promising. Demon possession follows Kyle Barnes, and in the trailer we get to see a hint of what he faces, and the fact that he decided to stop running (literally) from his demons. It's hard to get a sense of what the show will really be about, but feelings of desperation and hopelessness aren't hard to pull out of it. The inevitability of the possessions, and the fact that Barnes has to convince himself to step up and try to control, or at least oppose, his torment. Am I intrigued? Maybe...  

Demonic possession is a popular card to play in 2016, and that's something I never thought I would say. Thankfully, Outcast is a serious look at this completely overplayed (but much loved) sub-genre and with Kirkman at the helm, the odds are good that the series will be beautiful to look at when it comes to the gore, as well as the human emotion. 



Outcast premieres on Cinemax on June 3rd. 
Will you be watching?
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Oh but wait... here's the entire first episode! 
What say you about this demonic encounter?

FYI - the episode directed by Adam Wingard...