Evan Peters Still Can’t Shake Dahmer
The main character, Song Ki Hoon, is 40 years old. He is a pathological loser - divorced, ruined, living in a shabby apartment with his sick mother and barely making ends meet. He also has a little daughter who is about to leave with her mother and stepfather for a better life in the United States. Ki Hoon owes money from everyone in the world and is trying to recoup by placing bets on horse races.
Unsuccessfully. After another escape from creditors, he goes to the subway and meets a mysterious stranger who offers him to play a game of hundreds: if Ki Hoon wins, he will receive 100,000 won, and if he loses, the man will slap him in the face.
After the end of the hundred square meters, the main character is handed a business card with an invitation to another game - with higher stakes - literally and figuratively. At stake is a 45.6 billion won ($ 38.5 million) prize and a life of his own.
Ki Hoon and 455 other people, who find themselves in a desperate situation, are brought to a secret island, where they are forced to compete with each other in six children's games (although they are not furnished at all in a childish way). There is no chance of escape: the participants are being watched by cameras and masked armed personnel. Among the competitors are a thieving bandit, a burned-out financier, a labor migrant from Pakistan, an old man falling into dementia, a defector from North Korea and others. Everyone has a good reason to do their best to win.
1. Survival thriller tricks
The series uses classic survival thriller tricks, making it a lot of fun to watch. The authors play on the spectator's base feelings: after the first shock from the bloody scenes has passed, it becomes interesting to watch the game and try to guess who is next to drop out of the game and who goes on.
2.All the characters are deeply worked out
Despite the simple plot and the abundance of violent scenes, the series still does not hit the forehead: all the characters are deeply worked out, each has a personal drama. Blood is only the personification of human greed, which kills the last remnants of dignity and morality in the heroes. Money becomes an obsession that literally floats in the air: in the common room where the participants live, a huge glass ball with a prize fund hangs right under the ceiling, which is replenished after the death of each participant.
Another reason to watch the show is brilliant acting. Heroes faced with a difficult choice want to believe and empathize. South Korean model Ho Yong Jung, who played a refugee from North Korea, won particular love from the audience - you've probably already seen the fan art dedicated to her. This is the first film role for the model who starred in the advertising campaigns of Chanel Roberto Cavalli.
4.The problem of social stratification and poverty in modern South Korea
The Squid Game shows very accurately the problem of social stratification and poverty in modern South Korea and criticizes the capitalist order of the world. This idea is taken to the absolute in the script: the characters consciously choose deadly games, the prospect of dying turns out to be more attractive for them than returning to an old life where there are debts, but there is no chance of getting out of them.
5.A new start
This is a great start to Korean cinema, which has grown in interest since the triumph of Pong Joon-Ho's Parasite.
6.An Internet phenomenon
The series has gone beyond the platform and has already become an Internet phenomenon that is already difficult to ignore. The #SquidGame hashtag on Tik Tok has gained over 22 billion views: users post their favorite scenes from games, transform into their favorite characters, repeat the sugar honeycomb test (they prepare a traditional Korean sweet - dalgons, and try to carefully cut a shape out of it with a needle), build theories and Not only.
7.The visual style
The visual style of the series is a separate pleasure to watch - endless labyrinths, perfect symmetry, an abundance of pastel colors that are not in any way associated with a bloody mess, bright contrasting costumes of the characters (which, obviously, will become the inspiration for Halloween images).
8. Real people and no computer graphics
The selection of actors for the main roles was not limited to. According to the plot, 456 players take part in the competition. The creators did not want to resort to the use of computer graphics. This is why 456 actors actually participated in the first giant doll test!
Great attention was also paid to the scenery. The creators tried to do everything to make the elements of the game look as effective as possible in the frame. “There was a lot of CGI in the tug-of-war and glass bridge scenes, and I couldn't guess the scale just by reading the script. Because of this, I was very curious about how the set would be organized when I went to the shooting. And every time the set was so good that we all took pictures before filming, ”Lee Jong-jae said in an online interview with Star News.
10.Backlog for the sequel
Of course, fans are already discussing the second season of the drama. All in all, the nine episodes of Squid Games look like a complete work that did not leave many questions. However, Netflix is unlikely to want to say goodbye to such a big hit.
Director Hwang Dong Hyuk admitted that he hasn't received any offers for a sequel yet. Now the director is working on a full-length film "KO Club".
As required by the "code" of any actor, they must be able to be someone else on the set. During their careers, artists often transform into many characters, ranging from the unusual to the notorious villains. And only really talented actors manage to capture that vivid image of their movie heroes (or antiheroes), which takes the audience from the very first frame. And one of those is film actor Evan Peters, who has a deep and believable performance in the Netflix series Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story and the documentary Conversations with a Killer: The Jeffrey Dahmer Tapes.
Movie heroes given to us by Evan Thomas Peters (Spoiler: he played the killer, Jeffrey Dahmer).
Bemorepanda decided to dig and inquire about this movie star, putting together some of his best roles in film and television.
1. Kai Anderson in American Horror Story: Cult
Kai is probably one of the most entertaining characters Peters has played to date. Some viewers believe that Kai is the scariest character the actor has ever played.
Kai Anderson is the main antagonist of Season 7, a terrifying mixture of toxic masculinity and manipulative charisma. He is quite mentally unstable and is so obsessed with power that he uses fear to manipulate people into causing chaos to bring about change.
Peters had a particularly hard time filming this season, with the script moving Kai's character from violent to traits that only people with severe mental disabilities have. He seeks to seize power at any cost. His motto is: "Most of all people love fear." Despite all the complexity and ambiguity of the character, the actor absolutely managed to cope with the transformation into the terrifying leader of the sect.
2. Detective Colin Zabel in Mare of Easttown
Starring opposite Kate Winslet in Mare of Easttown, Peters plays Colin Zabel, who is called in as a county detective to help investigate Meir (Winslet). Unlike the creepy anti-hero in American Horror Story, Peters' character on the show is simpler, a no-nonsense young man struggling with impostor syndrome for claiming responsibility for a case he didn't actually solve.
The actor managed to find his way into the hearts of the audience with his character, proving that the role of a charming, good guy is just as important to him as his many villains he played.
3. Jimmy Darling in American Horror Story: Freak Show
Jimmy Darling, also known as the Lobster Boy, is another strong role in the cult series. In this episode, his character was born with deformed arms (many in his family had "crab limbs"). As a result, the character of Peters found himself in a freak show, where people with disabilities performed. But Jimmy did not like the life of a freak, and almost immediately began to dream of leaving the freak show to live a normal life.
According to the plot of the film, the unusual and courageous character Jimmy is fighting to ensure that "freaks" are considered ordinary people. Peters did a great job with the role. By the way, this is one of the most harmless characters of the actor in his entire film career.
4. Alex in Adult World (2013)
In Adult World, Peters stars for the first time with Emma Roberts. The film tells the story of naive college graduate Amy Anderson, who, confident that she is destined to become a great poet, accepts a job in a store. There she meets Alex...
In this film, Peters plays a completely normal person, proving to us that he can well transform not only into the manic leaders of the sect, but also can adequately portray a soft and gentle guy.
5. Warren Lipka in the crime drama American Animals
In American Animals, based on a true story, Peters plays Warren Lipka, a man who, along with three accomplices, commits a library heist that took place at Transylvania University in Lexington in 2004. Lipka is the ringleader of a gang of robbers, charismatic but cold-blooded and definitely a thrill-seeker.
Peters once again delivers his amazing charismatic performance, bringing his character to life in a way that no one else could.
6. Mr. Gallant in American Horror Story: Apocalypse
Series creator Ryan Murphy gave Peters a break this season. In it, Peters plays Mr. Gallant, a barber and fashionista who likes to wear a silk scarf around his neck and tries to survive in a post-apocalyptic world.
The frivolous character of the actor definitely added a touch of humor to the gloomy series. We don't know another actor who could play this character with such humor.
7. Ralph Bowner in the WandaVision miniseries
The appearance of the character in WandaVision by Ralph Bowner, played by Peters, definitely grabbed the attention of the audience and made people discuss the cult situation comedy that was made by the Marvel Film Studios.
Peters gave his character a fantastic, whimsical and uplifting energy. Especially in scenes with children. Also, the actor's game reminded of the old popular sitcoms, which were distinguished by excellent acting and a unique atmosphere.
8. Jeffrey Dahmer in Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
Evan's portrayal of a serial killer is so believable that his role really scares the audience as much as possible. We don't understand how Peters managed to transform into a complex character on set, showing the killer from all angles. It's incredibly creepy, weird, and definitely very wicked. The actor in all scenes is incredibly convincing.
9. Keith Walker in American Horror Story: Asylum
In Asylum, Peters finally managed to play the victim rather than the villain. Keith Walker's (gas station worker) life is turned upside down when aliens abduct him and his wife. But after the kidnapping, his hero is unfairly accused of killing his wife and two other women and sent to a psychiatric hospital at the Briarcliff estate. As a result, he is accused of being the serial killer Bloody Face.
We personally really enjoyed Peter's performance as Keith. He made the character in American Horror Story: Asylum really likable, eliciting a lot of sympathy from viewers for him.
Despite the fact that initially filmmakers leave you guessing about Keith's true guilt, the audience worried about him until the end.
10. Jack Daniels in One Tree Hill
Did you know that Evan Peters starred in the youth television series One Tree Hill? He played a difficult teenage schoolboy. Peters was on the show for a total of six episodes, playing a malicious and humorous character throughout the season. Oh, it's also pretty sweet to see that this artist has romance in his head!
11. Todd in Kick-Ass
Remember the supporting role that Peters played in the first Kick-Ass movie? He played Todd Haynes, the best friend of the main character Dave Lizewski, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Despite the fact that the role of Evan is secondary, his work on the set showed his acting potential.
12. James Patrick March in American Horror Story: Hotel (also the same character was in Apocalypse)
James Patrick March was a hell of a character, and once again Peters did it 100%. Mr. March, appearing in the Hotel season and later in the Apocalypse series, is one of the most formidable and significant villains that Peters plays.
March, a serial killer, built the Cortez Hotel, which he called a killer's paradise. The hotel had secret rooms, rooms, rooms and many other terrible things! After his suicide, his ghost remains at the hotel and he continues to torment and haunt victims from the afterlife.
Peters is exceptional at playing the killer. I wonder who could play a murderer just as perfectly, especially when his hero smiles sweetly, laughs and has fun on the eve of a brutal murder?
13. Stan Bowes in Pose
Peters plays Stan Bowes in the first season of Pose. Bowes is an ordinary family man working for a Trump-owned company to provide for his family, but as he adjusts to his new profession, he meets Angela Evangelista (India Moore) and the two begin a secret romance.
This role is unusual for Peters, and it was great to see how he gets an unusual experience in his acting career, perfectly playing his character, who, according to the plot, is very complicated and with his own "cockroaches" in his head.
14. Luke in The Office
Did you know that Evan Peters starred in an episode of The Office in season 7?! Peters appears on the show as the nephew of Michael Scott (Steve Carell).
In an attempt to bring his family closer together, Scott invites his nephew Luke to work as an assistant. Well, in typical Michael Scott fashion, his plan backfires, and it turns out that Luke is lazy and an employee, so to speak, not very much.
15. Dwight Chapin in Elvis & Nixon
Elvis & Nixon is a comedy-drama about the untold true story of the meeting between Elvis Presley and President Richard Nixon. Peters plays Dwight Chapin, White House aide Bud Krogh (played by Colin Hanks).
Result? While not his biggest role, Peters certainly did a convincing and cool performance as a White House worker.
16. Tate Langdon in American Horror Story: Murder House and Apocalypse
Tate Langdon is one of the most complex and evil characters on American Horror Story, played by Peters. His hero, tormented by dark secrets and a split personality, is a rather evil character.
Spoiler: Tate is one of the many ghosts stranded in the killer's house. When he was alive, he set off a mass shooting at his high school, and when he died, he raped Vivienne Harmon, all the while trying to seduce her daughter Violet. His attack on Vivien results in the birth of the Antichrist.
It is later revealed that Satan was influencing Tate and using him as a pawn.
17. Clay in the horror movie "The Lazarus Effect"
In this 2015 horror film, a team of medical researchers find a way to bring dead patients back to life.
Playing a lab bum, Peters has shown incredibly convincingly that smoking e-cigarettes is life threatening.
18. Kyle Spencer in American Horror Story: Coven
Poor Peters had a hard time filming all the parts of American Horror Story, including the season of Coven. His character, Kyle Spencer, was killed by the witch Madison Montgomery (Emma Roberts) when she telekinetically overturned the bus he was traveling in.
When he is resurrected by the witches, Evan Kyle's smart, caring and pleasant enough character turns from an ordinary teenager into something like Frankenstein's monster.
19. Charles Manson in American Horror Story: Cult
Evan Peters played five cult leaders in American Horror Story: Cult, and they were all crazy and terrible! Of course, the character Kai is one of the best played by a talented actor, but the role of Charles Manson is in no way inferior.
In addition to the macabre personality of the iconic criminal, Peters plays the killer incredibly accurately, speaking in a slight southern American accent and showing the audience scary, demented eyes. But there are elements of black humor in Charles Manson when he jokes sharply. Another amazing performance by Peter.