Aftermath on Netflix is a new horror movie that has subscribers so freaked out – BGR

Netflix this year has been offering horror fans an embarrassment of riches, with so many scary movies burning up the streamers Top 10 chart and at a time when youd think, with a global pandemic still raging, people might want their entertainment to tilt toward the less terrifying variety. Nevertheless, this is what fans seem to be craving right now, with the Aftermath Netflix movie thats at #3 today representing just the latest example among many.

This nearly two-hour horror thriller stars Ashley Greene, Shawn Ashmore, and Sharif Atkins, and Netflixs official synopsis is as follows. Desperate to save their marriage, a young couple takes a deal and moves into their dream home. But disturbing events reveal the houses troubled history.

The movie was actually based, at least in part, on a true crime story. According to Decider, this Netflix thriller quickly shows events spiraling out of control for the young married couple at the center of it. They get stalked. Magazine subscriptions start showing up out of the blue. And the couple is really perplexed to see their house show up on real estate listing sites. Ultimately, its clear that someone or something is screwing with them.

This new title is popular, by the way, at a time when as we noted above a slew of horror titles are trending on the streamer. The Aftermath Netflix popularity follows a similar reception for titles ranging from the Italian-language A Classic Horror Story to the Guy Pearce-led Seventh Day. The latter is the story of a priest who teams up with a hardened exorcist to stop the demonic possession of a young boy. But darkness lies where they least expect it.

Other hits in this category include the Fear Street trilogy, based on a book series by R.L. Stine. In 1994, per Netflixs overview of the trilogys first flick, a group of teenagers discover the terrifying events that have haunted their town for generations may all be connected and they may be the next targets. Based on R.L. Stines best-selling horror series, Fear Street follows Shadysides sinister history through a nightmare 300 years in the making.

One of the recent Aftermath Netflix reviews left by an IMDb user pretty nicely sums up my feeling about the genre. It starts off with a complaint about horror movies generally rating low. What do you people want?! (Aftermath) was entertaining, had me jumping at times, and the ending was actually good! Youre never going to get a 10/10 for movies like this. Just enjoy it for what it is pure, mind-numbing entertainment.

Incidentally, the movies story comes from that of a real-life couple: Jerry Rice and Janice Ruhter. ABC News told the story of what happened to them in 2011, after moving into their home. Just like the movie couple, they got a creepy note from a would-be buyer. Their home ended up on a real estate website. And magazines started showing up in the mail out of the blue.

All that said, heres an additional smattering of reviews left by Aftermaths Netflix viewers on Twitter who the film sufficiently creeped out:

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