Netflix and the horror movie, it’s a rolling business. The streaming platform has included some of the best movies of the moment in recent years, such as Hereditary, The Visit, Midsommar Where The Witch. Today, it is a new film of the kind which squats the top 10 on the platform.
After Two and Deliver us from evil
But also, for some time now the offer around horrific feature films has been abounding, as it generates growing interest from subscribers to the most popular streaming platform. It is therefore no longer rare to see certain films of the genre dominating the top 10 for several weeks. We recently saw the film there Two, worthy offspring of The Human Centipede, which had its moment of glory, just like Deliver Us from Evil a month ago.
The new whooping cough of the moment deals neither with a sadistic adept of skin stitching, nor an investigator weakened by exorcism sessions, but from a family isolated from the rest of society plagued by a terrifying creature. Her name ? Recluse, Where El Pàramo in Spanish (VO).
Directed by David Casademunt (for whom it is the first feature film), this Spanish film tells the story of a family which chose to cut itself off from the world and to live isolated in the middle of the XIXth Century. Nevertheless, their peaceful life will be shaken up by the arrival of a terrifying creature who will threaten little by little to break into their home. A classic horror movie.
When questioned, the director admitted to being inspired by his personal story, that of having had to live with his father’s illness and to learn to live without him when he was a teenager. A test that he transposes here through the character played by the young Asier Flores.
Presented last October in the official competition section of the 54th Sitges Film Festival, the feature film is now ranked in the current top 10 on Netflix.