The film, which was written by Remi Weekes, follows a young refugee couple (Ṣọpẹ́ Dìrísù and Wunmi Mosaku) who try to start a new life in England but are tormented by a sinister force tied to the horror they escaped in war-torn South Sudan.
Weekes described the movie as a haunted house story with a twist, saying: "Unlike traditional haunted house stories where the protagonist might be able to escape, our protagonists - two displaced asylum seekers - do not have the privilege to simply leave. Rather, they are stuck having to survive within their house.
"This is often the case in the UK, where asylum seekers have to follow draconian rules when given accommodation.
"This is also often the case with trauma - you're stuck having to find ways to survive your grief, and finding ways to heal within it."
He added: "Growing up in the UK, I have always been aware of the anxieties immigrants and minorities generate.
"As is written in Nikesh Shukla's book Good Immigrant, the narratives of immigrants are often flattened, fitting neatly in either victim or villain roles.
"Ethnic minorities often have to perform as the 'Good Immigrant' to survive. Making this film I wanted to step away from these social commentaries and move into a space more psychological, emotional and personal."
The film will also star Matt Smith (Doctor Who) in a supporting role and after being premiered at Sundance's Midnight section, was picked up by Netflix - giving it an instantaneous global audience.
If you're looking for something a little more, erm, light-hearted(?) it might be worth checking out the sequel to the Borat movie which will also be released in October.
According to Deadline, Amazon has bought the rights to stream the lengthily-titled Borat: Gift of Pornographic Monkey to Vice Premiere Mikhael Pence to Make Benefit Recently Diminished Nation of Kazakhstan next month.
This comes after reports claimed the creators of the movie wanted to get it out ahead of the upcoming presidential election in the US in order to reach younger voters.
According to reports, Sacha Baron Cohen, who plays Borat, had to wear bullet proof vests on numerous occasions while filming the sequel, as there were concerns for his safety.
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