About the Series

Genre: US Sci-Fi Series
Series: 3
Episodes: 27
First Transmission: 2014-2018
Channel: Showtime


Penny Dreadful is a British-American horror drama television series created by John Logan, who also acts as executive producer alongside Sam Mendes.

The title refers to the penny dreadfuls, a type of 19th-century British fiction publication with lurid and sensational subject matter. The series uses many public domain characters from 19th-century British and Irish Gothic fiction. They include Dorian Gray, Mina Harker, Abraham Van Helsing, John Seward, Renfield, and Count Dracula. Also included are Victor Frankenstein and his monster and Henry Jekyll.


Best Episode ( S2 Ep3 )

The Nightcomers – Vanessa learns how to harness her powers from The Cut-Wife in a flashback.

17 May 2015

Imdb Score [9.2]



Worst Episode ( S1 Ep4 )

Demimonde – Frankenstein consults a hematologist, Professor Abraham Van Helsing, who finds the blood contains a unique property that prevents complete coagulation. He believes it assists in the eating of blood. Frankenstein begins experimenting on Fenton, the vampire they caught and are keeping in chains. Frankenstein is also having to deal with his creature who wants him to create a female companion for him. Chandler takes Brona to the Grand Guignol theater. Gray is there, as is Vanessa, but it’s Chandler he is interested in.

1 June 2014

Imdb Score – [7.9]