The Norwegian horror anthology series Bloodride landed on Netflix recently and its a blast. It blends Twilight Zone with folklore horror in fresh ways.
Netflix’s official synopsis for Bloodride goes like this:
The doomed passengers aboard a spectral bus head toward a gruesome, unknown destination in this deliciously macabre horror anthology series.
Each episode begins with a mysterious journey in a bus that resembles the setup from the beginning of Nightmare on Elm Street 2. It isn’t long before the camera focuses on an individual riding on the bus. It then breaks down that characters story.
The first story titled Ultimate Sacrifice follows a family new to country living. While father and daughter are having an easy time adapting to their new living. Mom isn’t enjoying the move. Once she discovers that sacrificing animals on a stone alter can wield big cash rewards, she begins to fall victim to her own greed.
Each takes the classic elements of folklore stories and come packaged with a lesson on not going down darker character trait pathways.