Most Terrifying Film of 2017 Available Now On Netflix

by : Lucy Connolly on : 02 Jun 2019 15:03
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Right folks, what if I were to tell you that a film exists which will deprive you of any sleep and result in you resembling a zombie, all because of how terrifying it is?


Now what if I were to tell you that that very film is available to watch on Netflix as of this week, meaning you can watch it to your heart’s content whenever you like?

Would you make the most of the opportunity and get to a laptop ASAP? Or would you run away in terror and avoid any mention of it, like I would if I didn’t have to write this article?

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Well, good news for all you horror fans because the most terrifying film of 2017, It Comes At Night, is now available to stream on Netflix.


The film, starring Joel Edgerton and Riley Keough, follows a family who have secluded themselves in their home after a contagious outbreak.

Because this is a horror film though, not everything goes to plan and a desperate young family arrive at the home, seeking refuge and forcing the family to make a difficult choice.

Check out the trailer for the film below:

As per Netflix, the synopsis for the film reads:

As danger stalks the world outside his isolated home, an overprotective father faces a tough decision when another family shows up seeking help.

Yikes. Rather than be an all-out spook fest though, It Comes At Night is known for being a slow-burner, causing the viewer to ask question after question as the horrors outside creep closer.

As terrifying as that may sound, with many describing it as a true psychological horror film, others have been more skeptical and have labelled it ‘underwhelming’.


Some, however, have described It Comes At Night as ‘extremely creepy’, praising it for building a ‘great sense of despair and hopelessness’.

Warning people that it isn’t the stereotypical horror film, so viewers shouldn’t expect jump scares and gore throughout, others made sure to recommend the film for anyone wanting to watch an ‘atmospheric thriller/horror’.

So if psychological horrors are the thing for you (and why wouldn’t they be), get yourself on Netflix now and give it a watch.

Just make sure you have a pillow at hand to hide behind.

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Lucy Connolly

A Broadcast Journalism Masters graduate who went on to achieve an NCTJ level 3 Diploma in Journalism, Lucy has done stints at ITV, BBC Inside Out and Key 103. While working as a journalist for UNILAD, Lucy has reported on breaking news stories while also writing features about mental health, cervical screening awareness, and Little Mix (who she is unapologetically obsessed with).

Topics: Film and TV, Film, horror, Netflix


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