I have another creepy French thriller to recommend to you – Glacé, or The Frozen Dead in English. The six-part Netflix series premiered on French TV a couple of years ago. It’s based on a book by best-selling author Bernard Minier. It reminded me a little of Silence of the Lambs because the plot revolves around an inmate in a prison for the criminally insane who is manipulating everyone around him, including his young female psychiatrist. The setting is the French Pyrénées over the Christmas holidays – such an auspicious time for mayhem.
The initial victim, a horse, gets lots of high profile attention due to his influential owner, but the subsequent victims are definitely not equine. Everything turns out to be related to a settling of scores for fifteen-year-old crimes. The investigators are given a terrible choice by the wily ex-cop inmate – break the law themselves or allow someone to die. In typical French fashion, the characters are less perfect and air-brushed than their American counterparts on crime shows. There are subtitles in several languages, including English. Saying “I hope you enjoy it” seems inappropriate, but you know what I mean!