People Are Calling Netflix’s New Movie ‘the Scariest Horror Film of 2019’

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We may be being bombarded with festive flicks at the moment, but for the horror fanatics amongst us, there’s still room for a good scare – and there’s one platform that’s certainly happy to oblige… Netflix.

When it comes to scary movies, they certainly haven’t disappointed us horror fans, churning out a whole host of tantalizing creepy offerings for us to get our teeth into. And with each release, it just seems to be getting better and better – more jump scares, more gore, more suspense, and scenes guaranteed to leave us sleeping with the lights on.

The platform’s latest launch is truly trumping its spooky predecessors, branded as the scariest film of the year. Feeling tempted to take on the challenge? Keep scrolling to see what all the fuss is about… if you dare.

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Elf, The Grinch, and Home Alone are all well and good, but fans of all things spooky still can’t pass up an opportunity to watch a scary flick.

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Nothing about being completely creeped out, jumping out of your skin, or sleeping with the light on after embarking on a late-night horror movie viewing seems all that appealing. But somehow, the horror franchise has racked up quite a significant fanbase.

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From ghosts and demons to gore and cold-blooded murder, there seems to be no end to what producers can come up with for their latest horror-related ventures, and for what we are willing to endure.

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No matter how frightening or gory, it seems we just can’t stop watching.

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With decades worth of horror cinematic history, we have gotten used to the usual horror tropes thrown at us on-screen, so writers are constantly having to find frightening new avenues to explore to add a new narrative to the classic horror franchise.

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The platform seems to be really good at roping in horror fans with its tantalizing spooky offerings.

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Of course, we all know The Haunting of Hill House.

The series gave a prolonged adrenaline-inducing experience of the horror genre.

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From creepy new horror series like Marianne (read more about it at the end) to spine chilling, mind-bending movies like Eli, there’s truly been no shortage of horror content to get our teeth into.

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This Irish horror film.

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After its launch, the flick subsequently hit theatres over the summer, before arriving on Netflix.

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From the mind of the director, Lee Cronin, this movie has got everyone talking.

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Creepy atmosphere, good performances, decent pace, packed with suspense, and all-round terrifying.

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The rural, secluded setting and supernatural atmosphere draw influence from conventional horror movie traits. But, the movie is still firmly standing out above the crowd for very good reason…

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Which, let’s be honest, is a complete recipe for disaster.

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And when he returns, something isn’t quite right.

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Christopher begins to exhibit disturbing behavior, which his mom believes is linked to a strange sinkhole in the forest.

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And it seems to have drawn in overwhelming praise, with some dubbing the flick the “scariest movie of the year.” If you want to see for yourself, we’ve got the trailer coming right up.

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It’s no secret that horror buffs can be hard to please, so you know a movie is good when it gets the seal of approval from even the toughest of critics.

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And many have been quick to take to Twitter to recommend others to watch.

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The Hole in the Ground is available to stream on Netflix now. Craving more horror content worthy of a watch? Keep scrolling to learn more about Netflix’s spooky new series, Marianne, which is truly exceeding expectations…

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