PENNY DREADFUL is a powerfully written saga filled with dark mystery and suspense. It lives in a demimonde — a half world between reality and the supernatural — where personal demons from the past can be stronger than vampires, evil spirits and immortal beasts.
Some of literature's most terrifying figures, including Dr. Frankenstein and his Creature, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of the city. They are joined by a core of original characters in a new narrative filled with alienation and dread.
During this era of tremendous technological and scientific experimentation, characters are driven by fatal curiosity. Some are consumed by world exploration, others by testing the boundaries of life. Their dark endeavors shed terrifying light on the unknown.
In a time rife with sin and psychological exploration, love and passion are tainted by deeper, darker mysteries. Suffering from a need for love, characters give into erotic temptation, resulting in horrific, otherworldly consequences.
Despite individual alienation, characters form unlikely alliances to hunt down greater evil. PENNY DREADFUL weaves together these stories, both familiar and new, into a complex psychological thriller.