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Showrunners Talk Franklin With Syfy; TV Insider Touts Opening Credits

This week, The Terror‘s showrunners dissect the latest episode, while TV Insider touts the opening credits. Plus, IndieWire is amazed by the drama’s special effects. Read on for more:

TV Insider is a fan of The Terror‘s opening credits: “A figure floating in an abyss. Faces that dissolve. The eerie black-and-white title sequence of AMC’s The Terror, about a Victorian-era Arctic expedition stalked by supernatural forces, will make you excited about being scared.”

• Talking to Syfy Wire about the death of Ciarán Hinds’ character, David Kajganich reveals, “We really wanted the audience to feel that vacuum when Franklin leaves, and to do it early enough so it would help us with character development.”

IndieWire marvels at “the fact that a show that draws such life from the cold wasn’t shot in the elements is nearly as astonishing as how convincingly the VFX replace the real thing.”

Bleeding Cool recommends The Terror: “You FEEL the cold seeping out of your screen, not just via the condensation breath of each sailor, but the general texture and saturation of every scene. It’s a little The Thing, it’s a little space exploration-y, it’s a lot of quiet drama.”

• Tobias Menzies tells Evening Standard that, in the book, Lady Silence was “mute from the beginning, but [the creators] felt it was important that if there would be the lone female voice in the show it was important that it was one that could speak and be eloquent. They have her as a character that is very much able to communicate.”

Consequence of Sound highlights The Terror‘s sense of dread: “The series opens with a title card telling us exactly how the series will end: in death, for each and every crewman aboard the two ships on which the series centers. There’s no attempt to soften that fact, and what we’re left with, again, is undiluted foreboding.”

The Daily Dot declares that The Terror‘s “real horror isn’t just in the supernatural—it’s in that lull in-between the inevitable, which is driven home by its musical cues.”

• For recaps and reviews of Season 1, Episode 3, “The Ladder,” check out A.V. Club, Canadian Geographic, CarterMatt, Den of Geek, Dork Shelf, /Film, Newsweek and Vulture.

Watch Season 1, Episode 3, “The Ladder,” on amc.com and AMC apps for mobile, Fire TV, XBox One, Apple TV, Roku and Chromecast.

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