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Trailer For New Netflix Horror Eli Is Already Scaring People Silly

Trailer For New Netflix Horror Eli Is Already Scaring People Silly

Netflix has been spoiling horror lovers lately, with its 'Netflix and Chills' offerings being released just in time for Halloween - and one new flick looks like it's going to be a firm favourite, as its trailer is already terrifying fans.

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Eli isn't released until later this month, but the super-creepy trailer has already piqued the interest of scary movie lovers.

The new horror is directed by Ciarán Foy (who previously worked on Sinister 2) and produced by the team behind The Haunting of Hill House.

It stars Charlie Shotwell (from Captain Fantastic), Sadie Sink (who played Max in Stranger Things) and Lili Taylor (The Conjuring).

The movie tells the story of the titular character Eli - a little boy with a mysterious illness that cuts him off from the outside world.

A synopsis from Netflix reads: "Eli is the story of a young boy plagued with an unknown, debilitating illness that requires him to live completely sealed off from the outside world.

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"After exhausting every option, his parents put their trust - and his life - in the hands of a doctor whose experimental, cutting-edge treatments may hold Eli's last hope.

"As Eli undergoes the tremendously intense process that could potentially cure him, he begins to be haunted by experiences that make him question who he can trust and what is lurking inside the house." Sounds good.

The trailer offers up a bunch of classic horror movie elements - spooky old mansion, slightly creepy kids, super-friendly 'doctor' who is definitely up to no good, and there's even a couple of jump scares for good measure.

Responding to the trailer, one person wrote: "Well, that's me sleeping with a night light from now on. Thanks Netflix, consider my fear of the dark officially reactivated."

The trailer for Eli is getting horror fans excited. Credit: Netflix
The trailer for Eli is getting horror fans excited. Credit: Netflix

Another added: "That hallway scene alone sold me on the movie, most movies would add a jump scare and then just cut to the character running, but nah they showed us the scare and a realistic reaction to something that terrifying. Beautiful."

Even The Haunting of Hill House director Mike Flanagan chipped in on Twitter to say: "I was lucky enough to see this a little early - it's a great movie and I hope you all enjoy what ⁦@citadelfoy⁩ and ⁦@IntrepidPix⁩ have in store!"

Eli is set to arrive on Netflix on 18 October - you can check out what else Netflix and Chills has to offer here.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film, Netflix

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]

 

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