Based on the eponymous book by Joe Hill, the new production of AMC presents a very promising pilot. With a differentiated terror, the plot is focused on a peculiar Nosferatu, who, fleeing the vampire pattern of the current fiction, sucks the energy of his victims.
Charlie Manx (Zachary Quinto) uses children with rearing problems to feed themselves, thus believing that they are doing something good. In contrast to him there is Vic McQueen (Ashleigh Cummings), a girl who doesn't have a perfect family relationship and who has just discovered strange powers to find lost things. It is evident that their paths will cross and the girl will make Manx's life difficult.
Through an eventful narrative, the episode explains everything needed to understand the plot's proposal and what to expect from the rest of the season. With few details it is possible to easily follow the events and understand the gifts of each character, as well as their personalities and actions. It takes no more than two sentences from Quinto to understand that he chases only children with problems with their parents, as well as few scenes in the car, of which it is visible how much the boy is withering and Charlie Manx rejuvenating, already make it possible to fit the facts and understand everything easily.
Hill's complexity in his works is also apparent in the series. Meticulous and accurate details are used to give the hint to the viewer, who will certainly have no trouble picking up the air and unraveling the facts before they are properly presented.
The terror is due to the apprehension and the psychological, without the use of strong scenes or exaggerations to create the atmosphere. The suspense generated by the promise of more problems that will appear manages to arouse curiosity and leave the desire to see what comes next. With the help of the cast, who can handle even the most tense moments without difficulty, the dark ambience and the beautiful makeup work, NOS4A2 delivers a quality episode.
Explaining his plot well, leaving a suspense atmosphere that piques curiosity and taking the opportunity to please horror fans with references to Stephen King and Lovercraft, NOS4A2 it is a premiere worth checking out and will debut on June 3 at AMC.