As cuffing season takes hold and Valentine’s Day looms on the horizon, not everyone is in the mood for romantic escapades, at least as far as Netflix data indicates.
For those seeking a different kind of thrill, they are tuning in for horror. Haunt, a forgotten Halloween slasher film, is now making waves on Netflix, currently sitting at the fourth spot on the top ten list of films in the UK.
Directed and written by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, who co-wrote the post-apocalyptic sci-fi A Quiet Place, Haunt is a 2019 American slasher story that brings a fresh twist to the classic haunted house tale. Starring Katie Stevens, Will Brittain, and Lauryn McClain, the film plunges viewers into a night of terror as a group of friends unwittingly stumble upon a haunted house on Halloween.
Set in Carbondale, Illinois, the story follows roommates Harper and Bailey, along with their friends Angela, Mallory, Nathan, and Evan, as they venture into an ominous haunted house attraction. What starts as a night of harmless fun quickly descends into a nightmare as the group realises that the performers have murder on their minds.
With tension mounting and the body count rising, Haunt delivers a rollercoaster of suspense and gore. From chilling encounters with masked assailants to heart-stopping escapades, the film delivers all the hallmarks of a classic slasher flick with a modern twist.
Critics have praised Haunt for its relentless thrills and inventive take on the genre. With a 70 per cent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the film has garnered generally positive reviews.
For those looking to add some spine-tingling excitement to their viewing queue this season of love, Haunt is the way to go for the adrenaline junkies.
You can watch Haunt on Netflix and catch the trailer here: