Published on May 1st, 2013 | by Meredith Burdett2
Gatiss: Crimson Horror Is “lurid, Victorian penny-dreadful”
Those of you that felt Cold War wasn’t Gatiss-ey enough needn’t worry, this is the macabre story teller back to his usual self, with gothic undertones and a Victorian setting. Not that Cold War was bad, in fact it was brilliant, but we all know and love Gatiss for his oddball stories, and The Crimson Horror looks set to deliver.
Guest starring Dame Diana Rigg (in her native Doncaster accent-who would ever have guessed?) as vile Yorkshire factory owner Winifred Gillyflower and her real life daughter Rachael Stirling as screen daughter Ada, The Crimson Horror is a story that writer Gatiss has tailor written for the pair:
And really, the creepy adventure sums up a Gatiss story to a tee:
And what’s even more interesting is what the Victorian crime fighting trio will make of the new version of Clara, a woman that died during their last adventure with the Doctor…