Horror 101: Yellowjackets

Yellowjackets is a horror/psychological drama series on Showtime. Debuting late 2021, the show quickly garnered a cult following for its sickening plot and wickedly stylized setting. The show follows the Yellowjackets both in 1996 and present day (2021). Yellowjackets pairs A-list actors such as Juliette Lewis and Christina Ricci with up-and-coming stars as their younger counterparts.

Yellowjackets Synopsis 

Riding on the high of their last win, the Yellowjackets soccer team is set to head to nationals. But before they arrive, devastating accident derails their plans. In present day, persistent reporter Jessica Roberts seeks to find the truth about went happened in the woods the winter of that fateful plane crash.  

While the teens fight to survive, their adult counterparts fight to keep their hometown horrors a secret.

Why should you check it out

Yellowjackets strikes gold with its creative storytelling and ability to jump between the past/present. The show captivates the 90’s in a way that feels nostalgic and organic, not just fan service. The present day part captivates the complexities of dealing with trauma as the women age. Through the time jumps the show explores various storylines as the women evolve.

While the show does feature some gnarly graphic horror scenes, it’s less about jump scares. The show focuses more on the relationship between these girls and how their horrific experience eternally binds them. The special effects team goes above and beyond to create realistic looking bodily trauma, with the cast selling it every time.  

Yellowjackets is perfect for fans of The Hunger Games, Lord of the Flies, Alive, or Lost.

With 10 episodes in Season 1, and Season 2 on its way, now is the perfect time to catch up on this hidden gem. Yellowjackets is the type of show that will continue to garner success in it’s elementary seasons- nows the perfect time to jump onboard the Yellowjackets plane before it takes off. 

Where to watch? 

Yellowjackets is streaming on Showtime.

Meet Yellowjackets star Christina Ricci this month at Spooky Empire!

Christina Ricci stars in Yellowjackets as the adult version of team outcast, Misty. Quirky and weird, Misty is the team equipment manager who pushes her management skills to the test when faced with survival in the forest. Ricci plays off the younger adaptation well by creating an even more unhinged adult Misty, perfectly capturing all her charismatic and creepy characteristics. Plus, they’re undeniably the best look-a-like pairing of the show. 

Christina Ricci will be doing meet & greets at Spooky Empire Saturday & Sunday! 


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