Almost ten seconds into the trailer for A Classic Horror Story — one of many fresh and modern horror films on Netflix to debut in the last weeks — there’s already so much that feels customary. Awareness to buffs of the genre, that is. Then furthermore, based on Netflix’s official explanation for this dreadful recent expansion to the banner, that’s sort of the degree. That’s the gimmick it needs to grab on you, before … Well, what else?
Before trying to frighten you half to death. “A trailer. A car collision. An evacuated cottage. Children’s song in the setting,” Netflix teases. “Think you’ve noticed it before? Look again.” From the opening minutes of the trailer, we watch a spectacle bathed in an incredibly startling hue of red. A slow-motion close-up of a deer mounted on a fence.
The incongruously pleasant song plays in the atmosphere. Enormous gates flap open, and a slow-walking statue yanking what glimpses like a huge hammer of some sort across the barrage shuffles in. Now there’s a close-up of a whimpering, strangled woman, fibbing on the ground. Gazing in the way of this new appearance.
“Five carpoolers journey with an RV to arrive at a familiar end,” skims an English interpretation of this Italian-language outline, from Netflix’s press materials. “Night plummets, and to avert a creature corpse they wreck into a fence. When they arrive at their senses they discover themselves in the interior of nowhere. The highway they were wandering on has vanished; now there is only a dense and mysterious woodland and a wooden cottage in the middle of a clearing.”
As if all that wasn’t horrible enough, the recent appearances discover that this is the residence “of an unmentionable cult.” Sounds fascinating? Well, the nicest portion for enthusiasts of the genre is that there’s a ton more to select from on the streamer once you’ve given this one an attempt.
Different series include the Fear Street trilogy, based on a novel sequel by R.L. Stine. As well as the Guy Pearce-led Seventh Day.