Viewers left 'too scared to sleep' by Netflix's new 'scariest movie of 2023' The Strays
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If you're a bit of a horror junkie, you may have checked out the new Netflix film The Strays.
The latest film disturbed by the popular streaming platform dropped at the end of last month and has left fans absolutely terrified.
The Strays follows a mixed-race woman in Neve who seemingly has a joyous life in a middle-class predominantly white suburb in the UK.
She starts to notice a strange man and woman appear in her life at rather unexpected moments, but whether they are actually there is another question.
As a result, Neve starts to doubt her sanity and turns to her family and friends for help. But when they do not believe her, Neve is left in a helpless position.
Ashley Madekwe plays the role of Neve, while the likes of Jorden Myrie, Bukky Bakray, Maria Almeida, Samuel Small, Justin Salinger and Michael Warburton are all part of the cast.
Meanwhile, Nathaniel Martello-White directs the horror, with Valentina Brazzini, Tristan Goligher, Rob Watson as producers.
The film has quite frankly freaked a lot of viewers out, with one being left 'too scared to sleep' after watching it, while others declared it as the scariest film of 2023 so far.
Many others have taken to social media platforms such as Twitter to discuss their thoughts on 2023's latest horror.
One viewer said: "Just finished watching The Strays on Netflix and I think I’m scarred for life, because what the hell did I just watch?"
A second warned: "If you’re trying to sleep well tonight, don’t watch The Strays right before bed."
Meanwhile, another viewer added: "I couldn’t even watch for more than 10 minutes #thestraysnetflix."
However, there were some viewers that took to social media to say that they found The Strays funny, which certainly wasn't the intention of the film's makers.
Director Nathaniel Martello-White had previously said that he wanted to portray the concept of 'code-switching'.
"[code-switching is when] a member of an underrepresented group adjusts their language, syntax, grammatical structure, behaviour and appearance to fit into the dominant culture," he said.
Unfortunately, The Strays has not reviewed particularly well, with it currently sitting at a 55 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes.
According to the review site's ratings, it is not a recommendation to see in a hurry. But if you are Netflix subscriber, it may be worth a shot - though maybe not just before bed.
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