Not that Lockwood and Co. is very scary, however. some people may get frightened by jump scares or other paranormal occurrences like ghosts and evil spirits. The ghosts in this show are hostile and enjoy assassinating any character they come across who likes to jump right at the camera and screech in a horrifying manner, which may get your heart racing. Meanwhile, the series has been rated TV-14 in the United States and 12 in the United Kingdom.
There’s a new supernatural thriller on Netflix titled Lockwood & Co. which has all the makings of a hit, with a talented young cast, paranormal stories, and potential source material. The eight-episode first season, which premiered on January 27, is based on Jonathan Stroud‘s novel series.
Lucy Carlyle (Ruby Stokes), a young and psychically gifted ghost hunter, goes in search of a notable career, only to find herself at the doorstep of the young start-up agency Lockwood and Co. Faced with a series of challenges that could either end her career or propel it into overdrive, Lucy and her renegade coworkers Anthony Lockwood (Cameron Chapman) and George Karim (Ali Hadji-Heshmati) set out to unravel a terrifying mystery that will change the course of history and, hopefully, live to tell the tale when all is said and done.
For those who are unfamiliar with the program and would like a brief summary, the official Netflix synopsis is as follows: In a world overrun by ghosts, three teens team up as paranormal investigators, risking what little they have to uncover a sinister conspiracy. Given that this show is plagued by ghosts, and ghosts are generally regarded as frightening, that begs the question… Is this a scary show? Well, let’s find it out!
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Lockwood and Co May Be Scary to Those Who Have Trouble With Jump Scares or Other Paranormal Occurrences Like Ghosts and Evil Spirits!
Supernatural thrillers are, by definition, scary, though how scary that is for the viewer depends on previous experience with the genre. Lockwood and Co. isn’t as terrifying and horrifying as, say, Annabelle or Hereditary — it’s based on a young adult novel, after all — but that doesn’t mean it’s not suspenseful. The trailer alone paints a vivid picture of the fast-paced nature of things as well as the high-stakes obstacles placed in our main characters’ path.
Those who are afraid of jumpscares or paranormal situations like ghosts and malevolent spirits may find Lockwood & Co scary, or at the very least frightening. However, the show is much more likely to be suspenseful and heart-pounding than blood-curdling and terrifying.
Additionally, the series has been rated TV-14 in the United States and 12 in the United Kingdom, indicating that it is not suitable for children under the age of 12. This is also the same for Spain, Norway, and the Netherlands, while other countries, such as France and India, advise children under the age of 13 not to watch. Parents on the fence should watch a couple of episodes first to see if it’s appropriate for their children to watch as well.
Lockwood and Co’s TV-14 rating is based on some strong language and profanity, s*x, drugs, and alcohol references, as well as violent and intense sequences that may not be appropriate for the younger kids in the house. Obviously, these are guidelines for parents to follow when allowing their children to watch the show. Teenagers on the younger end of the age spectrum may not be put off by it, but children under the age of ten should avoid it.
Who Is Annabel Ward on Lockwood & Co.?
Annabel Ward was an aspiring actress in London in the 1980s who was known for her work in Shakespearean plays, especially her performance in Hamlet. Annabel had established herself and was on her way to America to pursue a career in Hollywood. However, she went missing just as she was about to leave for Los Angeles, and no one knew what happened to her until Lockwood & Co. stumbled across her case several decades later.
Lucy and Lockwood arrive at yet another house that is said to be haunted by a Type I ghost. These are the most common and least powerful ghosts. It is simple to handle them, which is why Lockwood is careless with his preparation. However, Lucy quickly realizes that they have a much larger problem on their hands because the house has a Type II ghost, Annabel Ward. She was the one who had been haunting the house and frightening the elderly couple who lived there.
Lucy and Lockwood discover her dead body inside the house’s wall while fighting off her ghost. Lucy is drawn to Annabel’s ring and takes it with her as the house behind them burns down. Annabel was clearly murdered inside the house, and her death was never solved because her body was never discovered. This leads Lockwood and the company to a shocking realization, making their situation even more dangerous.
Before leaving, find out about Season 2 of the series and what’s behind the door.
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