Said to “tap into the devilish twists of the great Ealing thrillers, the who-done-it that flourished in the glory years of British film and adding a wicked modern horror-comedy gloss,” the UK anthology series “Dark Ditties” currently has four episodes available for instant streaming through Amazon Prime, with the brand new fifth episode premiering in September.
The team explained to us this week, “The Dark Ditties Universe is a unique, quirky horror-comedy anthology series of 45-90 minute episodes that run counter to the trend of narrative behemoths, catering to the growing trend of start to end stories that leave the viewer satiated on each showing and eagerly awaiting the next sitting. Each episode nods to the last and winks at the one to come, offering subtle character links and streams that meander towards common tributaries for us all to spot and take pleasure in.”
“At the heart of each unique but interlaced Ditty is the importance of rich dialogue, characters that are at once endearing and loathsome in their naked humanity, steeped in frailties that are just waiting to be exploited in cunningly wicked twists that leave the audience open mouthed with delight,” producer Gary Smart adds.
“The Offer”: Seven strangers are invited to a house to be offered a large inheritance, instead they find themselves trapped in a deadly game to the death.
“Mrs. Wiltshire”: An elderly lady Mrs. Wiltshire is trapped in her house by the evil spirit of her deceased abusive husband. Despite her son Tony’s pleads to leave with him, Mrs. Wiltshire is torn between two choices, be imprisoned in the house or be free once and for all. A heart-breaking and disturbing tale of sacrifice and a mother’s love.
“Finders Keepers”: Two inept poacher brothers stumble upon a barely breathing man with a locked briefcase in the woods.
“The Witching Hour”: Samantha has been having nightmares about a dark figure called Tyberius Krane. Finally seeking help after years of rejection Samantha contacts Selwyn Parsons and Marvin La’Fantome, the hosts of paranormal TV ‘The Witching Hour’.
Check out the official trailer below.