TV Club: Outcast gets off to a creepy, compelling start

After watching the series premiere of Outcast, the latest comic-to-TV adaptation from Robert Kirkman, there’s certainly an urge to use the show’s goriest, most frightening scenes to describe what this show is and what it could be. After all, much like The Walking Dead, Outcast delivers its creepiness and violence immediately. A child watches a bug crawl on his bedroom wall before smashing his face into the wall and eating the bug; blood, spit, and guts drip down his face from the impact. It’s a shocking first scene, thanks in part to the slowly building score, and “A Darkness Surrounds Him” ups the ante immediately, as that boy, Joshua, makes his way downstairs to horrify his mother by biting his finger off.

Make no mistake about it, Outcast is a horror show; if kids doing Demon Yoga poses isn’t your thing, you’re going to end …

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