A new horror movie on Netflix is forcing viewers to switch it off after they claim it made them scream in fear.
Now, there have been many horror films that have gained attention recently, like The Menu and the smash hit Terrifier 2, which caused audiences to pass out at the theatre.
Then there’s Big Boys Don’t Cry and Four Good Days, which are just two examples of the iconic movies that the streaming behemoth is known for having in its library.
Netflix fans have been left terrified by the 2020 horror film, His House, with some saying they had to switch it off because it “scared the hell” out of them.
Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Sope Dirisu (Gangs of London), and Wunmi Mosaku (Luther) are among the outstanding actors in the movie.
The movie is about a young couple seeking asylum in England after fleeing war-torn South Sudan.
However, their new home is haunted by a sinister force that torments them.
Incredibly, it has a perfect score of 100 on Rotten Tomatoes and has gotten wonderful reviews from critics who laud it for accurately capturing the hardships a refugee might experience.
Viewers have been taking to social media to express their fear, with one saying: “I am in here literally screaming in broad daylight watching.”
Another admitted, “Just had to turn His House off because it scared me too much. I’ll finish it tomorrow in the daylight. Haven’t been that freaked out since The Babadook.”
Someone else commented: “I finally watched His House yesterday on Netflix and…. first off it scared the hell out of me at certain points… second… I love Wunmi Mosaku, she is an excellent actress and I can’t wait to see her in more things.”
Despite the fear factor, some viewers have been praising the film and Mosaku’s performance.
One fan wrote, “This movie got me shaking. I’m legit scared,” while another said, “I finally watched His House yesterday on Netflix and…first off it scared the hell out of me at certain points…2nd…I love Wunmi Mosaku, she is an excellent actress and I can’t wait to see her in more things. This film is a MUST watch. I can’t recommend it enough.”
His House has been praised by critics for its ability to blend horror with social commentary on the refugee crisis.
The Guardian called it “a rare horror film with a moral conscience,” while IndieWire said, “His House is an effective haunted house movie with a more ambitious agenda than scaring its audience.”
The film has also been recognized with multiple award nominations, including the BAFTA Awards for Best British Film and Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer. Mosaku won the British Independent Film Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film.
His House is just one of many horror movies on Netflix that have been keeping viewers up at night. Other popular scary movies on the streaming service include Bird Box, The Ritual, and Hush.
For those brave enough to take on the horror genre, His House is available to stream on Netflix now.