AMC’s new horror show, The Terror, keeps getting scarier. The crews of the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror–two real ships that set out from England in 1845 and disappeared for over 150 years–arrived in the frigid Northern wastes in search of the Northwest Passage. Episode 3 deepens the characters, but it also provides some real horror, with the return of the mythical creature the Tuunbaq.
Please don’t consider it a spoiler that things won’t turn out great for these characters in the end. These real life shipwrecks weren’t discovered until 2014 and 2016, respectively, and their crews had died long ago from cold, starvation, disease, lead poisoning, and cannibalism. Anything that happens in The Terror between the start and that foregone conclusion is just embellishment invented by Dan Simmons, the author of the book on which the show is based, or showrunners David Kajganich and Soo Hugh.
But what embellishments they are. With that in mind, we’re going to keep a running list of all the scariest s*** that goes down in each new episode of The Terror.
Don’t miss our interview feature on how The Terror embraces horror without resorting to jump scares. Now click through to find out what’s new.
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