Recently, Hulu premiered its new anthology series, Monsterland
. The series, created, written, and executive produced by Mary Laws, tells stories of supernatural creatures, monsters, and the like, who push people to desperation. The series is based on North American Lake Monsters
by Nathan Ballingrud.
Laws and actress Taylor Schilling, star of episode five, "Plainfield, IL," took part in the press room for New York Comic-Con that SciFi Vision took part in. The two talked about working on the show, who they’re inspired by, and more.
They first talked about what attracted them to Monsterland
. Laws said she was extremely inspired by Ballingrud’s book. "I absolutely love how human the stories in his book were and how they grappled with really broken people in a genre space, which I thought was very unique to the horror genre. It wasn't jump scares and cheap thrills-type of horror; it was really about the human experience. I thought that was a subject that was grounds for exploring a lot of really ripe material."