Netflix has released a new horror movie on its online streaming service, and users are not happy with the end result. The movie, titled What Lies Below, has been the subject of criticism and ridicule all across social media since its release. Both critics and horror fans are upset with the film, and as you can see below, the responses range from disbelief, to confusion, to outright hatred.
Here are just some of the responses that have been trending on social media since the release of What Lies Below on Netflix:
Bro Netflix needs to stop making these dumb ass movies
— ada🍄 (@aduhhm_) April 25, 2021
what lies below was the weirdest thing i’ve ever seen
— sarah (@sarahnxtdoor) April 28, 2021
Who the fuck decided that #WhatLiesBelow was a good movie & gave the OK to show it to people with actual eyeballs! Wtf did I just watch 😳🥴🤮
— Taylor Wolf (@TayNotSwft) May 2, 2021
watched what lies below on netflix lastnight and it feels like my brain has been in a blender
— 𝙼𝙰𝙳𝙸 𝙱𝙰𝙻𝙻 (@MadiBall17) April 29, 2021
I’m like a half hour into What Lies Below and it’s absolutely one of those movies that feels like it was made by somebody with the barest knowledge of filmmaking and even less knowledge of how humans work. Cannot recommend enough.
— gaygay gaybrams (@queenbuttpirate) April 25, 2021
I just watched What Lies Below on Netflix thanks to @KennieJD for suggesting it. I have no idea wtf the purpose of this movie was. Like wtf did I watch just now. So many questions & confusion. WTF? pic.twitter.com/PJ0DwD8da6
— Autumn Marie✨🍃🌈 (@96Otono) April 26, 2021
— Monique (@MoVa78) May 3, 2021
As you can imagine by some of these posts, the newly released What Lies Below is not at all a successful movie. Many have interpreted the film as a jarring mess, with an illogical story and boring pace. And with the way social media is today, any film released in such bad shape is the perfect setup for social media backlash. Hopefully Netflix has better luck next time, as it’s much more gratifying to see social media praise one of your films – not bash it to smithereens. Of course, sometimes these types of projects come back as cult classics – but it’s doubtful that What Lies Below will be one of them.
The new horror film What Lies Below was both written and directed by Braden R. Duemmler. The cast for the film includes Ema Horvath, Troy Iwata, Danny Corbo, Mena Suvori, Trey Tucker, Olan Montgomery, and Haskiri Velazquez.
As for the plot of the disappointing mix of melodrama and horror…
“A 16 year-old girl returns home from camp and learns that her mother has a new boyfriend, one she intends to marry. A man whose charm, intelligence and beauty make him look like he’s not human at all.”
As stated above, one can hope that Netflix will manage to have better luck on social media next time. After all, What Lies Below uses a concept that’s worked well in many other horror films – but they were movies that knew how to better balance their stories and characters.