Horror fans have urged Netflix viewers to watch an ‘unhinged’ movie with a huge twist.
Created by James Wan - the bloke behind Saw, Insidious and The Conjuring - Malignant centres on Madison Mitchell (played by Annabelle Wallis) as a woman who becomes plagued by horrific visions of people being murdered in grisly ways. You can check out a trailer here:
However, as the movie progresses, Madison's horror is compounded as she begins to realise that the events are actually happening in real life.
The movie was released back in 2021, but has now landed on Netflix and movie fans are urging folks to give it a watch, with one person branding it ‘absolutely insane’.
In a post on X, one fan wrote: “If you haven't seen the horror movie Malignant, it's now on Netflix and I fully recommend it. F**king bats**t, love it.”
Another wrote: “To people in Ireland and the UK. James Wan's film Malignant is now on Netflix. It's absolutely insane and so much fun.”
A third commented: “Malignant is on Netflix! One of the most unhinged horror movies in years. So good.”
Someone else wrote: “Malignant is a super weird movie and I’m totally here for it.”
And a fifth fan said: "The movie offers a twist that's so ludicrous I simply had to applaud it.”
Malignant holds a so-so score of 6.2 out of 10 on IMDb, but fares slightly better on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes where it sits on 76 percent based on almost 200 reviews.
A critics consensus on the site reads: “Although Malignant isn't particularly scary, director James Wan's return to horror contains plenty of gory thrills - and a memorably bonkers twist.”
While an audience review states: “Love it or hate it - and there isn't much in between - Malignant is one horror movie that takes risks and is willing to get weird.” Sounds good to me.
Wan has previously said the idea for the movie came from something his wife had told him.
He told Screen Rant: “The whole time I was thinking, how do I take this seed of an idea and actually turn it into a film and what I can do with that can possibly allow me to have fun with all kinds of practical effects that I haven’t played with in a while?
“You know, the blood and guts and all the cool animatronic stuff. It stemmed from all kinds of aspirations, but that really was the start of that idea.”
If you fancy checking it out for yourself, Malignant is streaming on Netflix now.Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros