Kirsten reviews the online series Oscars's Hotel for Fantastical Creatures.
|"Eight arms to hold you. |
Eight arms for pleasure."
This series originated from New Form Digital’s original “Incubator” short film which premiered in October 2014. Reaching just over an hour in total duration, all the episodes are currently available to watch on Vimeo on Demand. The original is just over ten minutes long, although it's not necessary to see before the newly released episodes, it's entertaining to view and you can familiarize yourself with a few of the creatures that stick through and make an appearance in the new hotel.
YouTuber kickthepj, AKA PJ Liguori, is the head creator with his helping hands Bertie Gilbert and Tim Hautekiet. The series stars many other YouTube personalities such as Chris Kendall, reprising his role as Oliver, The Holy Trinity (otherwise known as Hannah Hart, Mamrie Hart and Grace Helbig) Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg, Dan Howell, Phil Lester, Mitchell Davis, Tom “TomSka” Ridgewell, Jack Howard, Dean Dobbs, Benjamin Cook, Bertie Gilbert, Carrie Hope Fletcher and Marzia Bisognin. Other than internet sensations, Alfred Molina and Patrick Stewart both provide the voices for Albert and Norbet the Repossession Fish.
|"No. I will not be your dinner."|
The camera work is crystal clear, but a little laggy on Vimeo. No super impressive shot tricks but the overall colorful design leaves a good impression, and the score was not memorable except in the first episode. Each of the six stories were completely different but always led you back to the hotel in the end, and really left you feeling like you knew more and more about all that connects inside it. From Octo Chef and the Forgetful Hermit, to the insane gun wielding demon horse clown and Death himself, it stays true to it's name and Oscar's Hotel for Fantastical Creatures takes you through a journey that you won't soon forget, or want to stop imagining.
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