Do you believe in ghosts? If you’re reading this there’s a slight possibility that the spiritual realm holds some water with you or is intriguing in some way. For those who have had what they consider to be ‘real’ encounters with the afterlife, the experience and long-term effects can be devastating. Haunted, Netflix’s newest original series from the executive producers of Lore and The Purge franchise, gives victims of these events not only the platform to share their stories, but to bring them to life onscreen.
Netflix details this series as 6 individual episodes where “real people sit down with friends and family to share terrifying true stories from their past, re-created through chilling re-enactments.” The dark emotions behind these testimonies combined with the unnerving live-action segments of Haunted will give viewers the scary dose of reality television they’ve been waiting for. Possessions, abductions, demonic entities, poltergeists, the underworld, and more all plague the innocent in the new trailer released by Netflix. If you’re brave enough to keep your eyes on the screen, give the trailer a view below.
There is one thing for certain that we can take away from the trailer and it’s that these are not run-of-the-mill reenactments. Unlike some of the lesser quality segments we’re used to seeing on cheesy true crime shows, the cinematography appears to be substantial in expected Netflix fashion. If you were ever a fan of Unsolved Mysteries, Haunted should surely be a highly anticipated release. Haunted’s modern take on true story retelling is “a chilling glimpse into the first-person accounts from people who have witnessed horrifying, peculiar, extraordinary supernatural events and other unexplained phenomenons that continue to haunt them.” A majority of society may not believe in the paranormal, but these people certainly do. Based on the terrifying content shown in the trailer, they have extremely valid evidence to support their ghostly claims.
If the trailer isn’t enough to give you the spooks, Netflix has released extremely malevolent concept art pieces, each one depicting the entity of evil in each of the six episodes: The Woman in White, The Slaughterhouse, Demon in the Dark, Children of the Well, Alien Infection, and Stolen Gravestone. As more of an ‘audience interactive’ trailer release, Netflix is offering to have your true scary story drawn up by volunteer artists Jason Shawn Alexander, Kim Jung Gi, Brandon Holt, Jim Mahfood, and Mark W. Richards. Submit your story for a chance to have it sketched on their Reddit page. This representative imagery alone is a strong indicator that Netflix has mastered the art of the scare for this series.
The first season of Haunted will be available to stream on Netflix on October 19th. Just in time for ‘Netflix and Chills’ as we binge our way through the spookiest season of the year!