Light as a Feather premieres October 12th on Hulu.
[Ed. Note: Being that TV and City is on a bit of a hiatus, this article has not been edited.]
‘Tis the season for spooks and scares and if you’re looking to catch something in the horror genre then head to Hulu for Light as a Feather. Sure, it’s not the scariest thing you’ll watch but it does keep you on the edge of your seat with its sudden scares and foreboding music.
The story follows a group of teenage girls who share an annual Halloween tradition of going to the cemetery, but this year they invite the new girl at school to join them. They decide to change things up by playing the infamous “light as a feather, stiff as a board” game and the events that transpire after this all tie back to that night.
It’s all fun and games until people start dying and that’s all I have to say when it comes to the plot of the series. Light as a Feather is unique because while it is a horror series, it is also infused with the typical teenage drama. But the combination makes it addicting to watch and the cliffhangers at the end of every episode make you curious to what will happen next.
The acting isn’t the best you’ll see this year, and the story is often predictable, especially when it comes to the teenage angst and drama. But something about Light as a Feather is amusing and intriguing enough to make you feel invested in watching. Personally, I’m a fan of horror and had a few moments of being genuinely scared so I have to give the series that.
There is one aspect of the series that is a bit odd and it involves the new girl at school. I don’t want to give too much away, but when you watch it, you’ll know exactly what I’m referring to. Overall, I didn’t hate Light as a Feather and I didn’t love it, but I would recommend checking it out to anyone that is into scary shows and movies. It’s the type of show that will make you care for its characters (perhaps, not their high school drama), get spooked by its horror and story, and give you the perfect show to binge in the days leading up to Halloween.
I give Light as a Feather a B-.