Urban Gothic Series 2 Episode 1 Sandman

Hagan continues her look at the early 2000’s British horror anthology show Urban Gothic! Series 2 Episode 1- Sandman.



  1. Aaaah, it’s kind of nice to have the Urban Gothic reviews back.. Only kind of since it also means finding out more about Urban Gothic.

    Hey, wait a second – That’s not “Come to Daddy” at all! It’s more like regular music… Which makes it worse somehow.

  2. Hey Diamanda, just a short remark about the Sandman-thing: I think this is a shoutout to a great, great 19th century german gothic story called “The Sandman” by E.T.A. Hoffman. In my opinion of the greatest books the Romantics back then wrote. It ha definitely a Lynchean feel to it.

  3. Love all the Aphex Twin references!!!

  4. A for when the Sandman became scary, probably Hoffman. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sandman_%28short_story%29 He steals the eyes of children that don’t sleep. There’s a horrifying claymation animaton about him you’d probably like – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqPCJQGeTlQ

  5. And of course the Kiwi is obsessed with Lord of the Rings, I’m going to assume that’s supposed to be a parody of stereotyping but I might be giving too much credit. The sad truth is we have an amazing case of Tall Poppy syndrome so PJ and LOTR are almost never brought up in conversation let alone praised. A more accurate stereotype would either be absurd modesty or obsession with rugby (I’ve got neither).

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