It’s always exciting to see how audiences interpret a newly released movie. And horror movies are perhaps the most divisive of all. As such, Netflix’s newly released horror movie Things Heard & Seen is dividing the Internet with its arrival on the streaming platform. The movie, based on Elizabeth Brundage’s novel All Things Cease to Appear, was both written and directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini.
As you can see below, responses to the film have been rather mixed. While some individuals were at first hooked on the movie’s storyline, certain unrealistic actions made by the characters seemed to make the story less believable.
Currently watching Things Heard and Seen on Netflix, and is it weird that the most unrealistic moment in this haunted house movie so far, is a woman going for a horse ride, minutes after having sex? The talking flesh tadpole from the sink was more believable.
— Hayley R. (@undeclared_milk) April 30, 2021
“Things heard and seen” on netflix might of been the weirdest shit I ever watched…
— Jordan (@JordanGotGreen) April 30, 2021
Meanwhile, others were outright overwhelmed by the movie and some users are even calling for Netflix to put a “content/trigger warning” on the movie for eating disorders. And one user even felt the movie was nothing but a chance to “watch men brutalize women with nothing but a deeply messy metaphorical consequence.”
The new Netflix show “Things Heard and Seen”, should include a trigger/content warning for eating disorders. Just a heads up for my pals Bc it’s a little rough and also completely unnecessary to the plot
— Bailey (@baileeff) April 30, 2021
Let me save you from @netflix Things Heard and Seen unless you like to watch men brutalise women with nothing but a deeply messy metaphorical consequence.
— Chloe Ama (@chloeamalila) April 29, 2021
And others just outright did not understand the movie.
Things Heard and Seen on #Netflix
I did not understand.
Or is it just the post-vax fever and chills making my dumb?
— Adriana Palanca (@apalanca) April 30, 2021
Just watched Netflix's horror-drama THINGS HEARD AND SEEN, so I should be able to answer this question myself, and yet…
What the everlovin' hell did I just watch? pic.twitter.com/RC5vcLcEXR
— Tasha Robinson (@TashaRobinson) April 30, 2021
Of course, some people seemed to have enjoyed the confusion – and many have suggested the film is worth watching. And, as mentioned above, others just feel it isn’t worth the time. The reactions are definitely interesting, however, and it’ll be worth seeing how the horror film is interpreted further as time goes on.
Y’all got watch things heard and seen on Netflix . It’s eerie but good
— Monie ™ (@PaisleyPretty) April 29, 2021
just spent 2 hours watching that movie ‘things heard and seen’ while drafting my paper and it was so bad
ain’t nobody wanna watch a yt man get way with murder and evil for 2 hours we already seeing that shit on the daily
smh y’all gotta do better @netflix
— Sexual Chocolate (@slassa_) April 29, 2021
As for the plot of the newly released horror movie…
“An artist relocates to the Hudson Valley and begins to suspect that her marriage has a sinister darkness, one that rivals her new home’s history.”
It seems the film has been receiving just as many mixed reviews critically, with critics claiming the film just didn’t work as well as it should have. And some have even stated it doesn’t quite capture its much more haunting source material. But, again, perhaps with time Things Heard & Seen will be reevaluated in the future.