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Netflix Fans Are Calling Horror Film 'The Platform' ‘Blair Witch Level Scary’

Netflix Fans Are Calling Horror Film 'The Platform' ‘Blair Witch Level Scary’

We love nothing more than a good scare - and Spanish thriller The Platform is the latest horror flick keeping Netflix fans wide awake at night.

We'll be honest, just reading the concept for the 18-rated movie gives us the chills.

Intrigued? The movie is set in a prison from the future, where inmates are trapped in vertical cells.

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In this tower-like building, food is delivered to the prisoners via a platform, which travels from the top downwards, stopping for a set period of time on each floor.

The formation of the cells - stacked one on top of the other - allows prisoners to watch on helplessly as the inmates on the upper levels eat heartily, while the ones below are left starving and desperate.

The movie is set in a prison from the future, where inmates are trapped in vertical cells (Credit: Netflix)
The movie is set in a prison from the future, where inmates are trapped in vertical cells (Credit: Netflix)

Yikes. The concept of dog-eat-dog greed combines themes of class and capitalism, while bringing political and biblical references into the mix too.

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Horror lovers have taken to Twitter to rave about the movie, even comparing it with stone-cold horror classic The Blair Witch Project.

"The Platform on Netflix was Blair Witch level scary," said seriously spooked viewer. "If you regularly sleep or eat, prepare to be terrified. All the lights are on now in my appartement. [sic].


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"Really doesn't help that my studio apartment is about the size of the jail cells in the movie."

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Another raved: "This movie is so disturbing but brilliant. Can't stop thinking about the genius parallel it makes with our society.

"This is literally Spanish 'Parasite'. Kudos to the makers and Netflix to bringing this gem to life."

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Thanks to its sickening domino-chain of events, the movie was compared by some fans to controversial 2009 Dutch horror The Human Centipede.

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One shocked horror-lover wrote: "I thought that The Human Centipede was the most fu**ed up movie I've ever watched but then I watched Platform and HOLT S**T."


"Trust me, it would be inadvisable to have your dinner and at the same time watch The Platform," advised one traumatised reviewer.

"Who has watched The Platform on Netflix, I need to talk about my post movie trauma," asked another.

Wow, we'll be watching (through our fingers).

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, TV Entertainment, Netflix

Mary-Jane Wiltsher

Mary-Jane Wiltsher is a freelance lifestyle and culture journalist. Elsewhere she writes for Stylist, Euronews, PHOENIX and What We Seee.