Many people plan traditional summer vacations to places like Disney World, Hershey Park, the Jersey Shore, Hollywood, etc. Most people do not plan visits to lakes made by nuclear blasts, haunted forests, or voodoo rituals, but not everyone is journalist David Farrier. If you share David’s touring sensibilities, Netflix’s new travel docuseries Dark Tourist may be for you.
Dark Tourist’s eight episode first season is currently available on Netflix and the sites that Farrier visits are filled with both theatrical and real life horrors. Episode to episode, the subject matters varies greatly. On one of the episodes, Farrier dines with “vampires” in New Orleans, while in another, he experiences what it is like to cross the US/Mexico border as an illegal immigrant, so the host casts a pretty wide net in terms of the tone of each place he visits.