Castle Rock Season 1, Episode 6 'Filter' Review: "This Place Was His Church"

Castle Rock Season 1, Episode 6 'Filter' Review: "This Place Was His Church"

We're now at the midway point for the inaugural season of Hulu's horror-drama anthology Castle Rock, and things have gotten righteously weird very fast – with things literally heating up (…so about that wildfire…) for the Sam Shaw/Dustin Thomason-created series. Combining elements from a number of Stephen King's works into a "shared universe" narrative based around the famed (and infamous) fictional town, Castle Rock stars Andre Holland, Bill Skarsgard, Melanie Lynskey, Sissy Spacek, Jane Levy, Scott Glenn, Terry O'Quinn, Noel Fisher, Chosen Jacobs, and Allison Tolman.

castle rock season 1 episode 6 review

As we head into Hulu's sixth episode 'Filter', things don't look to be cooling down any time soon. Ruth (Spacek) looks to be telling secrets, with Henry's (Holland) son Wendell (Jacobs) all ears, while Pangborn (Glenn) wants "The Kid" to follow through on his offer – but time's on no one's side. To no one's surprise, it looks like there's a little more to the noise buzzing around Henry's brain than he first thought – while Molly (Lynskey) gets a creepy "Peeping Tom" hanging outside her office.

So as we crawl our way closer to the season finale, check out our review of Hulu's sixth episode of Castle Rock, 'Filter':

Castle Rock s01e06 'Filter': Henry's son visits from Boston; a funeral stirs up unsettling memories.

A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King's best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland.

The fictional Maine town of Castle Rock has figured prominently in King's literary career: Cujo, The Dark Half, IT and Needful Things, as well as novella The Body and numerous short stories such as Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption are either set there or contain references to Castle Rock. Castle Rock is an original suspense/thriller — a first-of-its-kind reimagining that explores the themes and worlds uniting the entire King canon, while brushing up against some of his most iconic and beloved stories.

From J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Lost), best-selling author Stephen King and executive producers/writers Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason, Castle Rock stars André Holland (Moonlight), Melanie Lynskey (Togetherness), Bill Skarsgård (IT), Jane Levy (Suburgatory), Sissy Spacek (Carrie), Scott Glenn (The Right Stuff), Terry O'Quinn (Lost) and Chosen Jacobs (It).

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Ray FlookAbout Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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