One of the coolest horrors of the past few years has just been added to Netflix
You've never seen a haunted house movie like this before.
Chances are that most people have seen one of the countless horror movies focusing on characters who find themselves stuck in or investigating a haunted building and then must battle to either escape the property or rid it of its spirits.
After all, this type of story is a staple of the genre. That said, we guarantee readers that they have never seen a haunted house film quite like The Deep House, which has just been added to Netflix.
Produced by Blumhouse (Get Out, Insidious, Sinister), it centres on Ben (James Jagger, son of Mick) and Tina (Camille Rowe), a young influencer couple who, in a bid to attract more social media followers, set out to explore a perfectly preserved family home submerged under a remote lake in France. However, their dive becomes a living nightmare when they discover a sinister presence in the underwater building.
"With limited oxygen supply and time running against them, the couple must find a way to escape the underwater house of horrors before it's too late," the plot synopsis reads.
The Deep House
Directed by cult French horror filmmakers Alexandre Bustillo and Julien Maury (Inside, Leatherface), The Deep House's aquatic spin on the haunted house sub-genre, its eerie underwater photography and an unforgettable climax make it well worth a watch for horror fans.
Released in 2021 - it had its Irish premiere at the Irish Film Institute's Horrorthon festival - it received solid reviews from critics, earning a 74% Rotten Tomatoes score. Here is what some of the reviews said:
Bloody Disgusting: "The Deep House more than unsettles through an eerie, otherworldly atmosphere and an exhilarating new twist to the haunted house."
In Review Online: "What emerges from The Deep House ... is a palpable unease punctuated with overdoses of adrenaline that would probably put most people off recreational diving."
Slashfilm: "How do you make a haunted house movie seem fresh? The Deep House has a suggestion: sink it underwater."
Variety: "A haunted house tale whose clammy underwater setting provides the chills."
The Deep House is now streaming on Netflix in Ireland and the UK. You can check out its trailer right here:
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