What movies on Netflix are actually scary?

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Is Apostle actually scary?

There are so many great Netflix original films releasing on the streaming service that subscribers are unfortunately not going to be able to experience all of them when they come out. So if fans missed out on the disturbingly engrossing period horror film Apostle starring Legion’s Dan Stevens.

Interestingly enough, the enticing affair is helmed by The Raid director Gareth Edwards who steps away from being the driving force on well-crafted action-packed endeavors for a chilling slow-burn movie that won’t feel like subscribers made a huge sacrifice having faith in Apostle.

The Netflix original feature takes place all the way back in 1905, and the attention to detail and the setting really add significant value to the dreadful endeavor. The interesting narrative follows Stevens’ character Thomas Richardsen, who is a drifter that ends up taking on the daunting task of rescuing his sister from a dangerous cult out on an isolated island. His attempts don’t go as planned, and things are not at all what they seem. In a similar fashion to films like Midsommar and The Wicker Man, it’s subverts expectations with infinitely more terrifying results. The entire ordeal caps off with an unbelievable climax that will haunt viewer’s thoughts long after the credits roll, making Apostle one scary movie no horror-loving subscriber should miss.