When it comes to Halloween content this year, Netflix has truly been knocking it out of the park. Alongside the classic horrors the streaming service hosts, like The Thing, The Fly, Alien, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, and Psycho, they’re also going all out on brand new horror offerings.
There are an incredible five Netflix original horrors dropping this month – but the latest release has got everyone on the internet talking. Fractured is everything you want in a movie – excellent performances, a creepy premise, and more twists and turns than you could possibly believe.
The movie stars Sam Worthington and American Horror Story’s Lily Rabe as parents of a daughter named Peri. While on a road trip, Peri suffers a freak accident and needs medical attention, so the family visits a local ER. But after checking in, things start to take a turn for the strange.
Worthington’s character falls asleep in the waiting room, and when he wakes up, he’s in for a nasty surprise. Both his wife and his young daughter have gone missing, with hospital staff claiming they’d never even checked in.
Desperate to track down and save his family, Worthington embarks on what seems an impossible mission. It’s the epitome of one man fighting a corrupt and powerful system – a true underdog story. With shady hospital staff and mysterious packages of medical waste, we don’t hold out much hope for his family’s safety.
As he becomes more and more frantic in his search for his family, audiences are left more and more confused. Is he a part of a massive medical conspiracy – or are we witnessing first-hand the consequences of repressed trauma? The movie never allows viewers to feel they’re on stable or reliable footing, giving the watching experience a real edge. The inability to figure out what’s real and what isn’t makes it a truly engrossing watch.
If you’re looking to have some sort of psychological turbulence this night, watch #fractured on Netflix!— Stephanie (@stefaniieo) October 11, 2019
And it seems the general public agrees. Since the movie dropped on October 11th, many have posted positive reviews on social media. It’s available for streaming right now on Netflix – but you’ve been warned, it’s not for the faint of heart.