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Viewers issuing warning about 'grim' Netflix horror that's 'not for the faint-hearted'

Viewers issuing warning about 'grim' Netflix horror that's 'not for the faint-hearted'

The gruesome Netflix blockbuster has knocked fans for six and is getting a sequel

If you're looking for something new on Netflix to sink your teeth into this weekend, but neither the pomp and frills of Bridgerton or the drama of Selling Sunset are quite your cup of tea, don't worry we've got you covered.

That's because there's a spine-tingling thriller that seemingly everyone is talking about, that's 'so gruesome', viewers are calling for it to be branded with a warning.

I mean, if that's not the sign of a fantastic horror movie, then I don't know what is...

The film is not for the faint-hearted. (Netflix)
The film is not for the faint-hearted. (Netflix)

Fans of unnerving thrillers have had their pick of the mix in recent weeks, with countless creepy classics having been added to Netflix's roster.

Earlier this month, horror fanatics were delighted when 2021 favourite The Black Phone landed on the platform, with many claiming it left them 'unable to sleep'.

Today, however, there's another horror classic which has set tongues wagging, with many viewers describing it as one of the 'grimmest' movies they've ever watched.

We are, of course, talking about The Platform - known in Spanish as El Hoyo - a social-science chiller that is absolutely guaranteed to set your teeth on edge.

The movie tells the story of a collection of people living in a tower-style 'Vertical Self-Management Center', who are switched every month between the building's many floors and fed via a platform which drops down lower, feeding them consecutively.

With each level that the platform drops, the residents can only consume what has been left by the floor above.

In turn, the residents at the top are able to fill their bellies night upon night, while those starving at the bottom are forced to survive on scraps.

The premise has blown fans' minds. (IMDB/Netflix)
The premise has blown fans' minds. (IMDB/Netflix)

Naturally, the system eventually leads to conflict until one day, one man attempts to alter the system, only to endure some devastating consequences...

Despite having been released all the way back in 2019, people are still talking about the horror hit, which has left viewers both impressed by the innovative storyline and sickened by the use of gore.

"If you didn't have the chance to see the movie then you need to be mentally prepared, otherwise the movie is not for the faint- hearted," one fan wrote in a Google review this week.

The movie is famously gruesome. (IMDB/Netflix)
The movie is famously gruesome. (IMDB/Netflix)

"This type of movie is different from any other movie, really tough to watch. Whatever I'm gonna describe 'it doesn't do it justice'."

Another went on: "A literal deep dive into the depravity and desperation of the human psyche, viewers must be warned before descending on this grim 94 minute ride that jolts and disgusts, particularly in its uncompromising first act that eschews restraint for gross, surreal imagery in gripping fashion."

"I enjoyed this quite a bit. Lost my appetite for sure, but I enjoyed it," a third confessed.

"The character development of the protagonist was wonderful to experience, so was the uncertainty of moments, the false hopes, and the expected disappointment that came along as the characters felt it."

And, in brillaint news for fans of the film, Netflix dropped a first look at the sequel this month.

The new movie is expected to drop later this year.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix/IMDB

Topics: TV And Film, Netflix