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Parents' Guide to

Cracow Monsters

By Jenny Nixon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Folklore-inspired horror has sex, drugs, and monsters.

TV Drama 2022
Poster art for the Horror-Suspense series Cracow Monsters on Netflix. A white woman with chin-length dark blonde hair and an overcoat stands alone in a patch of light on an otherwise dark background. The hardwood floor beneath her is covered in mysterious scrawled symbols.

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A thriller based on obscure Slavic folklore is an appealingly unique prospect, but the sluggish pace and one-note tone really take the super out of the supernatural. Cracow Monsters is full of overly-familiar characters we've seen before in this genre -- the sarcastic bad girl, the spooky twins, the creepy little kid -- and the students even head out on their occult investigations in a yellow van à la "those meddling kids" from Scooby-Doo.

This could all be overlooked if there were actual thrills to be had. Some creature designs are impressive, but the special effects are very scattershot. One episode might feature a larger-than-life monster you can practically smell, while the next looks like cheap Charmed-level CGI from the '90s. Hardcore horror fiends will likely find this series a mixed bag, but it may hold the attention of more casual viewers who enjoy jump scares and soapy storylines.

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