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What You Missed Last Night: guts and horror on CSI

by Bob Sassone, posted May 1st 2009 8:27PM
Has CSI turned into a horror show? I haven't watched the show in quite some time, but the opening of last night's episode, "The Gone Dead Train," was like a classic Hammer horror flick: a coroner works on the body of a person who died mysteriously (very gross), there's an ominous rainstorm at night as Catherine goes to the apartment of a woman, and then in the dark the woman attacks her for no reason (tied to an illness that's affecting people - swine flu?). There's even a scene where Catherine rips down the drapes, a la Peter Cushing in Horrors of Dracula, as if she could force sunlight on the woman and make her turn to dust. Here's the episode if you missed it.

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Doug Nelson

I've watched every episode since the beginning, and that tongue-slicing scene is the first time I've flinched.

May 02 2009 at 9:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I haven't seen last night's episode yet, but I have noticed that since William Peterson's departure they have tried to "mix it up" a bit more. Kind of like the shout-out to scifi fans on the recent show.

For stoic old CBS some of it is positvely risk-taking...

May 01 2009 at 10:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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