“The Bells” is Now the Worst-Reviewed Game of Thrones Episode Ever

Peter Dinklage stars as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones
Peter Dinklage stars as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones
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The final season of Game of Thrones has been a whirlwind, to put it mildly. Since the premiere on April 14, the episodes have caused some fans to criticize showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss for their choices, while others have continued to support the plot points and twists. The most recent episode, “The Bells,” shows fans are truly no longer in agreement on the series.

On Rotten Tomatoes, “The Bells” has landed the lowest score in Game of Thrones history, earning a 49 percent approval rating. In contrast, the season 8 premiere “Winterfell” scored a 92 percent approval. Each episode has scored lower than its predecessor.

The site’s “Critics Consensus” concludes that “Death, destruction, and the deterioration of Daenerys's sanity make ‘The Bells’ an episode for the ages, but too much plot in too little time muddles the story and may leave some viewers feeling its conclusions are a little unearned.”

Considering the series as a whole has a rating of 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, with a whopping 22 episodes receiving a perfect score of 100 percent, it’s shocking to see this season fall so behind. The rating for “The Bells” echoes what fans have been saying on social media, leaving many desperate for something better in the finale.

Game of Thrones returns one final time this Sunday.

[h/t NME]

The 8 Best Horror Movies to Stream on Hulu Right Now

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Paramount Pictures

Looking for a good scare this Halloween season? If you’re a Hulu subscriber, you’ll be able to get your fill of creepy content. Check out eight of the best horror movies currently streaming on the service.

1. Hellraiser (1987)

Horror author Clive Barker made the move to feature directing with this tale of a man (Sean Chapman) who makes the grievous error of opening a portal to hell and proceeds to make his brother’s family targets of the sadistic Cenobites, led by Pinhead (Doug Bradley). Don’t bother with the endless sequels; the original is the best (and goriest) of the lot.

2. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Paranoia runs deep in this remake of the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). In the ‘70s iteration, Donald Sutherland plays a health inspector who can’t shake the feeling that people around him seem a little off. He soon grows wise to the reality that aliens are walking among us as virtual human replicas. Naturally, they’re not keen on being discovered.

3. A Quiet Place (2018)

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt star as a couple living in a world terrorized by creatures that hunt by sound. Their largely-silent existence means every stray creak, cry, or noise threatens to expose them to the monsters—a danger that's only compounded when Blunt discovers she’s pregnant.

4. The Orphanage (2007)

A sense of dread looms over The Orphanage, a Spanish-language thriller with Belén Rueda as Laura, who returns to the child care facility that raised her so she can make a difference for a new generation of children. Strange things begin as soon as she arrives, with her son going missing and hints of unwelcome guests unraveling her nerves. It’s a film best not watched alone.

5. Event Horizon (1997)

If 1979’s Alien stirred your interest in space scares, Event Horizon might make for a worthwhile watch. After a spaceship presumed lost suddenly reappears, a crew of investigators (Sam Neill, Laurence Fishburne) board to find answers.

6. Children of the Corn (1984)

A couple (Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton) passing through a small rural town find a lack of adult supervision curious—until the kids reveal themselves to be homicidal cult members. Based on a Stephen King short story.

7. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)

Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi perfected “splatstick” horror in this cult classic about hapless boob Ash (Campbell) who escapes to a remote cabin retreat with girlfriend Linda (Denise Bixler) and unwittingly unleashes a cascade of evil. Though it’s more amusing than scary, Raimi’s inventive imagery is morbidly fascinating.

8. Child’s Play (1988)

Good mom Catherine Hicks buys a Good Guys doll for her son, Andy. Unfortunately, the doll—dubbed Chucky—has been possessed by the spirit of a serial killer (Brad Dourif) and proceeds to make young Andy’s life miserable, particularly after he discovers the kitchen cutlery.

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