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We Accidentally Sent Critics a Picture of a Horse, and They Reviewed It

The Picture of a Horse critics received instead of our web series screener.

The Picture of a Horse critics received instead of our web series screener.

Due to an internal labelling error, the Dear Dark Lord team sent a Picture of a Horse to critics instead of screener of our new web series. By the time we realized our mistake, top critics had already begun posting their reviews.

We drafted an email explaining the mixup, but to our surprise, the Picture of the Horse had earned such stellar reviews that our series was certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Because of this Picture of a Horse, Dear Dark Lord is now considered one of the best web series of all time. 

While we would have liked reviews of our new web series, we can't turn down good press. Here are some of the excerpts from critics' reviews of Dear Dark Lord (The Picture of a Horse Edit).

Majesty doesn’t even begin to describe the work this independent team of filmmakers has created. Dear Dark Lord renders pure awe with such grace as to take the breath away.
— Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
There’s pictures of horses, and then there’s this Picture of a Horse — movingly titled Dear Dark Lord. Evoking beauty and horror in equal measures, viewers will be transfixed by this new series.
— Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post
The confrontational Dear Dark Lord, which is a stunning Picture of a Horse, forces viewers to confront their dark impulses. What they find may disturb them, or it may not. Either way, they’ll find themselves irrevocably changed.
— David Ehrlich, IndieWire
Although it does heavily feature a horse, it is not just for horse fans. Dear Dark Lord has a universal appeal few series — much less feature films — ever attain.
— Brian Tallerico,
Sister Maria forgive me; I am in love with Dear Dark Lord. Watch this web series immediately.
— Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

Dear Dark Lord Streams for the Public Starting August 5th

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