Critic Consensus: Castle Rock creep du jour Bill Skarsgård's unusually "normal" mannerisms in "Henry Deaver" fascinate as readily as they unsettle.
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Critic reviews for Henry Deaver
In Episode 9, Castle Rock shook up everything, rewrote its timeline, and gave viewers a ton of information about The Kid (Bill Skarsgård).
I do have to say, it was nice to see and hear Bill Skarsgård play a regular character for once.
Creators Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason manage to visually and emotionally deliver a captivating sequence, finding horror again in Henry Deaver's closing frames.
In an act of artistic graciousness, this installment finally gifts Skarsgård... an opportunity to finally play a normal dude (which, all things considered, is still sort of weird).
I'm not sure if seeing an entire episode of Bill Skarsgård acting all norm-core is refreshing, or doubly creepy. Maybe both? Like, I was aroused and unsettled.
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