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Viewers Love Netflix's 'Terrifying' New Series Squid Game

Tom Wood

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Viewers Love Netflix's 'Terrifying' New Series Squid Game

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Netflix fans have been left terrified by a new hit show called Squid Game. You can check out the trailer below:

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Hell, judging from some of the responses, some people are already terrified and they haven't even watched it yet. But others can't wait for season two.

The Netflix original has proven a massive hit already, flying to the top of the streaming charts in many countries, and ranking in second place in the UK currently.

It's a show that is not for the faint of heart, and contains some really gruesome and gory scenes, as well as a load of more psychological and existential terror.

If that sounds right up your street, maybe it's time to check it out?

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

It was released on 17 September, and has shot up the rankings, even unseating the new series of Sex Education in some places.

Of course, it's a vastly different show, but they're both visually stunning in their own special way.

Squid Game is a South Korean series starring Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo and Wi Ha-joon.

The premise is simple, a number of players who are short of money compete against each other in a selection of potentially deadly children's games for a $38.5 million (£28m) prize.

If you don't win - well - you don't need to be a genius to work out what happens, you're gonna get killed.

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

A synopsis for the show reads: "A mysterious invitation to join the game is sent to people at risk who are in dire need of money.

"456 participants from all walks of life are locked into a secret location where they play games in order to win 45.6 billion won.

"Every game is a Korean traditional children's game such as Red Light, Green Light, but the consequence of losing is death.

"Who will be the winner, and what is the purpose behind this game?"

What indeed - you'll have to work your way through the nine episodes to find out.

If you need any more encouragement, why not turn to the film and TV review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes for that?

So far, Squid Game has a rating of 100 percent fresh, and a 90 percent audience score.

Not many titles achieve that feat.

Obviously, this sort of show isn't for everyone, but if it happens to be your thing, you're almost guaranteed to love it.

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, South Korea, Netflix

Tom Wood
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