What would you do should you found your dad and mom had been monster hunters with secret identities? Seventeen-year-olds Geoff (Gabriel Darku) and Viv (Aurora Burghart) are about to search out out. However you recognize what they are saying: the household that slays collectively, stays collectively.
Tailored from a comic book sequence, Netflix’s 10-episode October Faction (which launched Thursday) stars Tamara Taylor (Bones) and J.C. MacKenzie (Vinyl) as Deloris and Fred, the Osaka, Japan-living dad and mom of teenage twins Geoff and Viv. We open with a despondent Fred telling his spouse that his dad died. Journey plans want arranging, the children should be picked up. “Discuss scary sh-t,” says Fred simply as Deloris fires an computerized weapon at a creature that appears like one thing proper out of Resident Evil. They had been simply chillin’ with that factor within the room this complete time!?
To grandfather’s home we go, as we study the household has relocated typically as a result of dad’s job in danger evaluation (or so the children suppose). Geoff is a assured, gregarious homosexual child who makes quick mates, whereas Viv is, in some ways, his polar reverse. Her dad and mom need her to make extra effort connecting with individuals, however she’d somewhat deal with her research.
The household arrives on the mansion, which seems to be straight out of… effectively, once more Resident Evil. Whereas looking out round, Viv finds slashes within the partitions that appear like a werewolf did some inside adorning. In the meantime, Deloris has a flashback of an argument Fred had together with his dad and mom, Samuel and Maggie, who by no means accepted their relationship. Flashback Sam mentions that “becoming a member of Presidio is a big step for anybody,” and that it existed longer than the nation itself. Shady covert syndicate? Test!
Fred and Deloris, in separate rooms, run their wrists over scanners unlocking hidden arsenals within the partitions. Whats up, weapons! Fred will get a message from boss-lady Edith Mooreland who tells Fred they’re being reassigned to Norway as a result of sat monitoring information present a “extremely lively October.” “Octobers” had been getting higher over time, however not this 12 months, states Edith, ominously.
In the midst of the night time, Fred enters a bed room that appears like an adolescent’s from the ’70s. He flashes again to an evening the place he stumbled upon a bloodied, dying boy who’s later revealed to be his brother. Flashback Fred and present Fred collapse to the bottom in tears.
The subsequent day, the wake runs out of prosecco, so Maw and Paw head out for back-up. Fred screams out the window in drunken glory earlier than pulling a number of, um, provisions out of the glove field, particularly, a gun and a joint. The 2 park at a grocery retailer and spark up. They speak about how their lives are a lie, like Fred’s previous, as a result of their youngsters don’t even know who they’re. Deloris needs to inform them the reality, however Fred’s thinks they will shield them. He’s additionally tremendous over the convo as a result of it’s ruining his excessive. (Anybody else getting Richard Jenkins-vibes from MacKenzie? Possibly it’s the glasses, perhaps it’s the weed.)
Within the retailer, they odor sulfur and copper, which apparently means… one thing. They whip out a particular telephone that scans the our bodies round them. The gadget reads: “Xenoform Detected.” Deloris pulls out the handgun and grabs Fred a knife. “Why do you get that and I get this?” asks Fred. “Since you’re drunk, babe,” she replies. Level, Deloris!
Fred has a pleasant stop-and-chat with the male…monster?…who asks if he and his spouse can simply go. “We don’t actually do catch-and-release,” says Fred. Deloris cuts the chit chat with two bullets to the man’s head simply as 4 massive razor-sharp fangs protrude from his mouth. She already has blood on her which implies Mother has bagged each baddies. They cowl their tracks by making the scene appear like a serial killer’s basement. All in a day’s work!
Fred tells Deloris they’ve been reassigned and she or he doesn’t take it effectively. “Presidio provides us a mission, we take it, that’s the way in which it really works,” he tells her. “Twenty-five years nonstop, we’re burnt out,” she counters. Deloris reiterates that she needs to inform Geoff and Viv about Presidio… about all the pieces.
Again on the mansion, Viv begins a seance at Geoff’s behest, largely as a diversion so he can sneak away for a hookup. The gaggle of teenagers needs to speak to useless Sam to allow them to discover his thousands and thousands. As Viv mock-chants, everybody’s nostril begin to bleed. We see flashes of a determine held underwater by chains and concrete blocks. Viv seems to be seizing, her eyes turning blood-red. The determine escapes her shackles and rises out of the water, trying all types of nefarious with the identical spooky ultra-red eyes.
What within the literal hell did Viv simply summon? Grade the premiere under, then drop your finest theories within the feedback under!