This August will see the removal of what is known as the ‘worst horror film ever made’ from giant movie streaming platform Netflix.
Polaroid (2019) somehow has a 0 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, so it should not come as a surprise to find out that it will no longer be available for viewing, at least on Netflix.
Netflix’s synopsis of the film reads: “High school loner Bird Fitcher finds a vintage Polaroid camera that holds dark and mysterious secrets. She soon realizes that those who get their picture taken by it meet a tragic and untimely death.”
Polaroid was directed by Lars Klevberg, based on his 2015 short film of the same name. Javier Botet, Samantha Logan, Tyler Young and Kathryn Prescott are all featured in the movie.
The film was received very poorly by critics, who took aim at the fact that it relied heavily on jump scares and its one-dimensional plot.
The film’s plot is beyond ridiculous; it’s essentially about a haunted Polaroid SX-70 camera found by a teenager name Bird Fisher, with a loose interest in photography, who finds the camera in an antique store she works in part time.
But every time Bird takes a picture with the camera, there is a creepy and shadowy figure lurking in the background. Shortly after the picture is taken, the person in the frame is murdered by the strange figure.
Rather than simply stopping taking photos with the camera, Bird takes a big group photo of all her friends, adding them to the figure’s ‘kill-list’.
It all sounds rather tedious, and that’s because it is. Polaroid is just another of those films that might scare the hell out of thirteen year old kids at a sleepover but does nothing to push the boundaries of horror. It will thankfully be removed from Netflix on August 9th.