‘Penny Dreadful’ Full-Length Trailer Puts the Gothic Back Into Horror

So. Much. Spider-Walking.

If the full-length trailer is indicative of what Showtime’s horror series Penny Dreadful will be offering up on a weekly basis, no one who watches it will ever dare to sleep with the lights off again. In addition to the emotionally scarring spider-walking scenes, there is blood everywhere (and someone lapping it off the floor), religious iconography turned on its head (literally) and sex, but you know, scary and slightly depraved sex with even more blood.

What makes the trailer sing is the commitment to atmosphere; even with all of the gore, the creepiness sneaks up on you. Victorian England suddenly becomes a place where nightmares lurk behind every shadow. Check it out below. Are you signing up for Penny Dreadful?

Penny Dreadful premieres Sunday, May 11th on Showtime.