Netflix viewers left 'traumatised' and 'disturbed for life' by terrifying horror movie Splice
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Netflix viewers are saying they've been ‘disturbed for life’ after watching terrifying horror Splice, the ending of which in particular has left them ‘traumatised’.
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Many of us take a weird enjoyment from sitting down to a scary movie, which all too often ends up being more funny than genuinely terrifying.
Directed by Vincenzo Natali, Splice stars Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley and Delphine Chanéac, and follows two scientists called Clive and Elsa as they attempt to experiment with DNA – with devastating consequences, obviously.
Despite some success at splicing animal genes, the duo are asked to terminate the project.
But that wouldn’t make a very good movie, would it?
Instead of following orders, they decide to continue working on the project in secret, eventually developing a creepy female creature with a tail, wings and three-fingered hands, which Elsa dubs ‘Dren’.
Needless to say, things don’t go to well...
A synopsis from Netflix says: “Two scientists defy the pharmaceutical company that funds their research to continue with their unorthodox experiment to create a human-animal hybrid.”
The sci-fi horror was originally released back in 2009, but after being added to Netflix (and other streaming sites – more on that below), it’s attracted a new audience of terrified viewers.
One Twitter user wrote: “Splice is now on Netflix and I’m thrilled that so many people are finally experiencing the same emotions and having the same reaction I had when I saw it in a theatre a decade ago… Most disturbing move I’ve ever seen, hands down.”
Another wrote: “Just watched Splice, I am disturbed for life.”
A third said: “I’m laughing at the Netflix comments on the movie Splice. I saw it when it first came out in 2010. It is the MOST disturbing movie I've ever seen. Scared me sh******. The ending left me traumatised. I love the Conjuring, Paranormal movies but this is the most upsetting by far!"
You can stream Splice on Netflix in Canada now; it currently isn't available in the US or UK.
However, those in the UK can watch it via Amazon Prime – either through a free trial with StudioCanal Presents, or by renting it in HD for £1.99.