Netflix Viewers Horrified By Girl On The Third Floor
Netflix knows how to keep its horror fans happy. Several months after its 'Netflix and Chills' series last Halloween, the streamer has dropped Girl on the Third Floor - a horrifying feature-length debut from director Travis Stevens.
Already the film has left viewers quaking in their boots, with some dubbing it the 'most disturbing film' they've ever seen - but it was one moment in particular that left fans heaving (more on this to come).
Per the description: "At the heart of the film is Don Koch (CM Punk), a man who is failing as a husband. For years he has skated by on charm and charisma, until it nearly landed him in jail.
"He now views fixing up an old house as a chance to make up for past mistakes. Meanwhile, his wife, Liz Koch (Trieste Kelly Dunn), is concerned about the renovation timeline as they have a baby on the way.
"With all this pressure it's no wonder Don responds to the flirtations of an attractive stranger. As Don tears the house apart, it begins to tear him apart as well, revealing the rot behind the drywall."
Not so sure about the 'it's no wonder' line - by the looks of the trailer, this Don character gets what's coming to him.
Following its cinematic release last year, Girl on the Third Floor has shown that a good old haunted house fable is still scary when done right, offering a modern spin on the traditional format.
Just in case the premise doesn't sound creepy enough, at SXSW 2019 during a post-screening interview Travis revealed that the film isn't entirely fictional.
According to Bloody Disgusting, the director and writer drew inspiration from the Frankfort, Illinois home where they shot the film.
Not only was the building in the process of being renovated at the time of filming, but after finding out the home's history of paranormal sightings, Travis weaved local lore into the script.
And that's not even the weirdest part. In the film, (SPOILER ALERT) Don finds out that he's in the process of renovating an old brothel.
Teamed with a special effect that involved a milky white substance leaking from the pipes, and, well, many viewers put two-and-two together.
One horrified fan wrote on Twitter: "About a half hour into Girl on the Third Floor and I'm convinced that the house is just leaking cum everywhere."
Another said: "The house was a former brothel, it's haunted and randomly shoots semen," while a third added: "We watched the Girl on the Third Floor last night & I just canny stop thinking about how much semen was involved in the film."
And if that doesn't have you heaving into a bucket, we don't know what will. Girl on the Third Floor is available to stream now on Netflix - tune in if you think you can handle it.