In case you didn’t know it yet. Robert Kirkman is hot in TV land. The Walking Dead is still going strong after six seasons and thousands of decapitated zombies, and not showing any signs of slowing down anytime soon. So logically, when Kirkman came up with Outcast in 2014, people took notice and started working on a TV adaptation right away.
Outcast revolves around Kyle Barnes (played by Patrick Fugit). As a child he spent a lot of time locked up in the pantry, put there by his mom who was possessed by a demon. As an adult, Kyle returns to his childhood home after his marriage falls apart, depressed to the point where he barely leaves his bed, let alone the house.
But it wasn’t just his mom who was possessed. There is something not quite right in the small town of Rome, West Virginia, and it apparently attracts demons. Seeing as Kyle already has some experience with demonic possession, it doesn’t take long for reverend Anderson (Philip Glenister) to come knocking and ask for his help.
Outcast is a near-perfect mix of pure horror and character-driven drama. There are plenty of scares throughout that will have you on the edge of your seat, but at the same time plenty of attention is being paid to develop all the different characters, resulting in a dark, slow-burning thriller. Ideal for binge-watching.