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Stephen King Said Jesse Eisenberg Horror Movie Vivarium Blew Him Away

Stephen King Said Jesse Eisenberg Horror Movie Vivarium Blew Him Away

It would be an understatement to say that Stephen King knows a thing or two about horror films. So when he says that new Jesse Eisenberg movie Vivarium blew him away, you better believe it's good. If you don't want to rely on blind faith, you can also just watch the trailer below:

Looks pretty creepy and intriguing, doesn't it? That's because Stephen King knows what he's talking about. After all, in 2019, he was able to raise the profile of the remake of Child's Play by praising it and alerted viewers to how good the Netflix show Marianne is by calling it 'very, very scary'.

Well, on 31 July, he took to Twitter to recommend Vivarium to his six million followers. He said: "VIVARIUM (Hulu) blew me away. Rich and strange. If you love it, thank me. If you hate it, don't blame me."

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Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots, Vivarium tells the story of a young couple who are going through the process of trying to buy their first house. They're taken to a place called Yonder, a very American suburb of identikit houses that's very much not up their street.

When they try to leave the neighbourhood complex, however, they're unable to find their way out. And things start taking a turn for the worse. Even just judging by the trailer alone, it looks as unsettling and creepy as, well, Pennywise the Clown.

Credit: Vertigo
Credit: Vertigo
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The movie was directed by Irish film director Lorcan Finnegan, and adapted from a story written by Finnegan together with Garret Shanley, and was originally premiered at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival on 18 May 2019. It was subsequently released in the UK and US on 27 March this year.

King recommended watching the movie on US-based streaming service Hulu. That's not available in the UK, but the film can be found to rent in the iTunes store and on Amazon Prime Video. Watch it... if you dare!

Featured Image Credit: Vertigo

Topics: TV and Film

Mischa Pearlmen

Mischa is a freelance journalist usually based in either New York or London. He has written for Kerrang!, Record Collector, NME, the New York Observer and FLOOD magazine, among others. Contact him at [email protected]