Horror fans forced to switch movie off after it 'scared the hell' out of them and left them 'screaming'

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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Horror fans have been forced to switch off a movie after it "scared the hell" out of them and left them "screaming."

Viewers of the 2020 horror flick His House were traumatized by its creepy supernatural themes.

Starring Matt Smith and Luther actress Wunmi Mosaku, the flick follows the story of a South Sudanese refugee couple who claim asylum in the United Kingdom, where they're forced to endure the wrath of a sinister force in their new home.

Originally released in 2020, the spooky movie received multiple awards, including a BAFTA and three British Independent Film Awards.

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The flick has an impressive 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with critics raving about the story's unique take on the horror genre. "His House is a strong debut, and exciting - even as its horrors risk redundancy as the film wears on - for its uncanny merging of political experience and the usual, perilous haunted-house thrills," Rolling Stone wrote.

The Los Angeles Times said: "The script's cleverest gambit is to blur our sense of what kind of movie we might be watching - a thriller about a haunted house or a portrait of the dehumanization of the refugee experience?"

New York Magazine/Vulture was equally as impressed, adding: "His House is beautifully made, and its scares are monstrously effective, but its images of real-world dread remain unresolved, its specters unvanquished. The film leaves you with wounds that won't heal."

Viewers on social media weren't as articulate but expressed their horror all the same. "Just had to turn #HisHouse off coz it scared me too much. I'll finish it tomorrow in the daylight. Haven't been that freaked out since The Babadook [sic]," one person wrote on Twitter.

"I am in here literally screaming in broad daylight watching #HisHouse #Netflix," another user added.

"I have big feelings regarding refugees and in some cases how poorly (cruelly?) they are treated that I won't elaborate on rn. But I will elaborate on how special the Netflix movie #hishouse is. Terrifying in so many ways. Check it out," a third user chimed in.

"I started watching His House not knowing it was a horror film, scared the hell out of me," another comment read.

"Just finished watching it. Cried twice. That has never happened with a horror movie before. Tightly written, beautifully acted, nothing too over the top. If you're looking for horror with depth, this is the one," one netizen added on YouTube.

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"I got the chance to see this at Sundance earlier this year and this trailer does not even come close to show how amazing and terrifying this movie is," someone else remarked.

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Have you seen the creepy film? Let us know what you thought in the comments!

Featured image credit: Angela Serena Gilmour / Alamy

Horror fans forced to switch movie off after it 'scared the hell' out of them and left them 'screaming'

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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Horror fans have been forced to switch off a movie after it "scared the hell" out of them and left them "screaming."

Viewers of the 2020 horror flick His House were traumatized by its creepy supernatural themes.

Starring Matt Smith and Luther actress Wunmi Mosaku, the flick follows the story of a South Sudanese refugee couple who claim asylum in the United Kingdom, where they're forced to endure the wrath of a sinister force in their new home.

Originally released in 2020, the spooky movie received multiple awards, including a BAFTA and three British Independent Film Awards.

Check out the trailer:

The flick has an impressive 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with critics raving about the story's unique take on the horror genre. "His House is a strong debut, and exciting - even as its horrors risk redundancy as the film wears on - for its uncanny merging of political experience and the usual, perilous haunted-house thrills," Rolling Stone wrote.

The Los Angeles Times said: "The script's cleverest gambit is to blur our sense of what kind of movie we might be watching - a thriller about a haunted house or a portrait of the dehumanization of the refugee experience?"

New York Magazine/Vulture was equally as impressed, adding: "His House is beautifully made, and its scares are monstrously effective, but its images of real-world dread remain unresolved, its specters unvanquished. The film leaves you with wounds that won't heal."

Viewers on social media weren't as articulate but expressed their horror all the same. "Just had to turn #HisHouse off coz it scared me too much. I'll finish it tomorrow in the daylight. Haven't been that freaked out since The Babadook [sic]," one person wrote on Twitter.

"I am in here literally screaming in broad daylight watching #HisHouse #Netflix," another user added.

"I have big feelings regarding refugees and in some cases how poorly (cruelly?) they are treated that I won't elaborate on rn. But I will elaborate on how special the Netflix movie #hishouse is. Terrifying in so many ways. Check it out," a third user chimed in.

"I started watching His House not knowing it was a horror film, scared the hell out of me," another comment read.

"Just finished watching it. Cried twice. That has never happened with a horror movie before. Tightly written, beautifully acted, nothing too over the top. If you're looking for horror with depth, this is the one," one netizen added on YouTube.

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Credit: YouTube.com

"I got the chance to see this at Sundance earlier this year and this trailer does not even come close to show how amazing and terrifying this movie is," someone else remarked.

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Credit: YouTube.com

Have you seen the creepy film? Let us know what you thought in the comments!

Featured image credit: Angela Serena Gilmour / Alamy