We’re used to police procedural TV shows that include forensic science (including fingerprints and autopsies) and psychological profiling. But there was a time when such things were not commonplace in solving crimes. That is the world of The Alienist.
From the opening scene, which seems to say “It was a dark and stormy night”, Havenhurst is as conventional as a horror film can be. Besides the dismal weather for the opening, we immediately discover that we’re going to hear a lot of screaming in the film.