Garth Marenghi's Dark Place (2004 series)

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Scene from the intro of Garth Marenghi's Dark Place (2004 series)...

Summary

"From the best-selling master of darkness...." This six-episode show-within-a-show is one part an affectionate parody of 80's horror television and one part gothic soap opera. Set at Darkplace Hospital, fictional horror author/actor/director/producer Garth Marenghi plays Dr. Dagless, who carries a gun and tries to solve supernatural medical mysteries, with the help of his doctor side-kicks, and the hospital administrator portrayed woodenly by Garth's shady literary agent Dean Learner.

Details

  • Release Date: 2004
  • Country/Language: UK, English
  • Genres/Technical: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Drama (medical, soap opera)
  • Starring: Richard Ayoade, Matt Berry, Matthew Holness, Alice lowe, Julian Barratt
  • Director: Richard Ayoade
  • Writer: Richard Ayoade, Matthew Holness
  • Producer/Production Co: Avalon Television, Channel 4 Television Corporation
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MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: TV-MA (mild Adult Content and comedic Violence)

Tentacle Ratings

A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:

  • SS___ (Two Tentacles: Barely Lovecraftian; could be a very loose adaptation)

In addition to parodying 1980s and 1990s genre television, the series frequently parodies the purple prose and other popular tropes from Lovecraftian pastiches, such as the episode title "The Creeping Moss from the Shores of Shuggoth"....

Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.

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This show-within-a-show is one part a parody of 80's horror television and one part soap opera. Set at Darkplace Hospital, fictional horror author/actor/director/producer Garth Marenghi plays Dr. Dagless, who carries a gun and tries to solve supernatural medical mysteries, with the help of his doctor side-kicks and the hospital administrator, portrayed woodenly by Garth's shady literary agent.


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