Today, in the twelfth of 31 Lists of Horror, we delve into the weirdly adult world of children’s animation.
Today’s special guest lister: Dominik Parisien
Dominik Parisien is the co-editor, with Navah Wolfe, of the forthcoming Robots vs Fairies, and The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales, which won the Shirley Jackson Award and was a finalist for the World Fantasy award, the British Fantasy Award, and the Locus Award. He also edited the Aurora Award-nominated Clockwork Canada: Steampunk Fiction. His fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in Uncanny Magazine, Strange Horizons, ELQ/Exile: The Literary Quarterly, Those Who Make Us: Canadian Creature, Myth, and Monster Stories, as well as other magazines and anthologies. He is a disabled, French Canadian living in Toronto.
October 13, 2017
Top 10 Best Episodes of Over the Garden Wall
Have you watched Over the Garden Wall? If you’ve seen it you know I’m cheating, because the miniseries ran on The Cartoon Network for 10 episodes. Misleading title? Sure, but this little show is an absolutely perfect Halloween watch. Most episodes run around ten minutes, so the entire thing is bingeable in a single night. Maybe treat it like a Halloween calendar, savouring one episode a night leading up to the big day or, better yet, just glut yourself like a kid back from trick-or-treating and watch the entire thing in one sitting.
So what is it? Over the Garden Wall follows Wirt and Greg, two bothers lost in a strange forest trying to find their way home. They encounter all manner of strange things on their journey, including a talking Bluebird called Beatrice, ghosts, a terrifying Beast, candy camouflage, and some very strange pumpkins, to name but a few.
That’s all well and good, but why should you watch it? Here are ten good reasons.