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"I've Written More Books Than I've Read" Garth Marenghi


Matt Berry as Todd Rivers

Garth Marenghi's Darkplace is a British horror comedy television series premiered in 2004. While the show is set in the 1980s, it was created in the early 2000s as a parody of horror shows from that era. The series follows the fictional author and actor Garth Marenghi, who introduces episodes of the fictional television series "Darkplace," which he claims to have written, directed, and starred in during the 1980s.

While Garth Marenghi's Darkplace is undoubtedly a strong contender for the title of "ultimate 80s horror satire," it is essential to note that other shows and films could also claim this title. However, here are a few reasons why Garth Marenghi's Darkplace is a strong contender:

  1. It captures the style and tone of 80s horror: Garth Marenghi's Darkplace is incredibly effective at emulating the look and feel of horror shows from the 1980s. The show is a perfect send-up of the era, from the fashion choices to the lighting to the synthesizer-heavy soundtrack.

  2. It is self-aware: Unlike many other horror parodies, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace is very self-aware. The show is poking fun at 80s horror and making fun of the very idea of a show like "Darkplace." This meta-commentary on the genre and television production adds a layer of humour to the show.

  3. It features a talented cast and crew: The show was created by Matthew Holness, Richard Ayoade, and Matt Berry, all of whom have gone on to successful careers in comedy. The show's cast, which includes Holness, Ayoade, Berry, and Alice Lowe, is also incredibly talented and delivers hilarious performances throughout the series.

In conclusion, while there may be other contenders for the title of "ultimate 80s horror satire," Garth Marenghi's Darkplace certainly deserves consideration. Its spot-on parody of 80s horror, self-awareness, and talented cast and crew make it a standout in the genre.



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