New Netflix series 'Typewriter' has left viewers terrified

New Netflix series 'Typewriter' has left viewers terrified

The Haunting of Hill House has a rival in the form of the new Netflix series, Typewriter.

Directed by Sujoy Ghosh, the Indian horror series consists of five parts. It centres around five friends living in Goa, who, in a manner not dissimilar to the kids in Stranger Things, go on a mission to capture a ghost haunting a house in their neighbourhood.

However, true to the clichés of the horror genre, before they have a chance to go Ghostbusters, a new family moves into and are, surprise surprise, terrorised by the ghost.

This is the trailer for the show that's got everyone talking:

The show's official synopsis reads: "Three young friends in Goa plan to search an old villa for ghosts, but when a new family moves in, the home's buried past resurfaces in chilling ways."

While the premise definitely sounds interesting, what's even more interesting are people's reactions to the show.

One Twitter user wrote: "Typewriter has been watched and it's definitely not for the faint-hearted! Couldn't see it without looking around to check if all OK in the house!"

A scene from Typewriter. Credit: Netflix

Another remarked: "I'm feeling so helpless! I tried watching Typewriter in the daytime but could barely watch the first episode."

"Don't know how I will muster the courage to finish this til the end."

And a third added: "New show Typewriter is actually good. If you're a sucker for horror movies and shows that is."

It's even being dubbed the Indian version of Stranger Things by some Twitter users: "Typewriter was so good that I binge-watched the entire series in one go. I can almost say it's a mini Indian version of Stranger Things, and I mean that as a compliment."

A scene from Typewriter. Credit: Netflix

Therefore, even though the show's cast are young, if you see your kids watching, or they ask to, it's probably a good idea to tell them it's off-limits - unless, of course, you want to be kept awake by the sound of their screams!

The first season was released on Netflix just a week ago, and if reactions are anything to go by, there will almost certainly be a second.