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Netflix viewers left 'disturbed to the core' by new psychological thriller that landed today

Rhianna Benson

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Netflix viewers left 'disturbed to the core' by new psychological thriller that landed today

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For telly-lovers that are still struggling to get into the Christmas spirit this winter - don't fret, Netflix has your back.

The much-loved streaming service has been dropping loads of binge-worthy TV boxsets and blockbuster movies throughout the festive season, and they're not all Christmas movies.

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We've already stuck our teeth into the 'brilliant' new action-packed eight-episode series Obliterated AND the first-half of the final ever series of The Crown has set millions of tongues wagging.

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And today (8 December), after what feels like months of anticipation, a brand new psychological thriller with a huge star-studded cast has finally landed on our screens.

Despite having only been added to the streaming service hours ago, viewers have already given their verdict on the movie, with many describing it as leaving them 'disturbed to the core' - surely a good sign from a chilling thriller?

The psychological thriller landed on Netflix today (8 December). Credit: Netflix
The psychological thriller landed on Netflix today (8 December). Credit: Netflix

The film's official premise reads: "A family vacation on Long Island is interrupted by two strangers bearing news of a mysterious blackout.

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"As the threat grows more imminent, both families must decide how best to survive the potential crisis, all while grappling with their own place in this collapsing world."

Anyone else got chills already?

We are, of course, talking about Leave the World Behind, directed and produced by Sam Esmail and adapted from the 2020 novel of the same name by Rumaan Alam.

The thriller stars several big-names. Credit: Netflix
The thriller stars several big-names. Credit: Netflix
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On top of the spine-tingling plot, the movie also boasts a whole host of very familiar faces, including Oscar-winner Julia Roberts, as well as Hollywood legends Mahershala Ali, Ethan Hawke, Myha’la Herrold and Kevin Bacon.

The mind-bending movie was first released in limited theatres last month (22 November) but is now available to stream from the comfort of your sofa.

As mentioned, the reviews have already been pouring in - with viewers seemingly divided into feeling either blown away or scared out their wits.

Taking to X (formerly known as Twitter), one fan admitted: "Leave the world behind just disturbed me to my core."

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Another gushed: "The cinematography for leave the world behind is so eerie and unsettling I'm obsessed."

Viewers have already given their verdicts. Credit: Netflix
Viewers have already given their verdicts. Credit: Netflix

"Did I wake up at 4:30 so I could watch Leave the World Behind before work? I’ve been waiting for this for months… of course I did," confessed a third.

While someone else commented: "Fell hard for Leave the World Behind and its offbeat apocalyptic thrills."

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Leave the World Behind is available to stream on Netflix now.

Topics: Netflix, TV And Film

Rhianna Benson
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