Elizabeth Lail is a familiar face to Netflix subscribers, thanks to her role in one of the streamer’s biggest series ever: The Psychological Thriller. You, based on a series of popular books. However, don’t be surprised to scroll through your Netflix app and come across its name and likeness linked to another top title. It’s called Countdown, and it’s one of the most-watched horror movies on Netflix. In fact, it’s one of the most-watched movies on the service, period, yet.
This movie was released in theaters in the fall of 2019. And it is currently the #8 movie on Netflix in the United States. We’ve got all the details below, including a description and trailer. And more top-rated horror movies on Netflix to check out when you’re done Countdown.
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The Netflix synopsis for this movie is as follows. A nurse downloads an app that predicts the user’s exact time of death. At that time, “she discovers that she has three days to beat the clock and change her destiny”.
The film, unfortunately, did not receive particularly good reviews. Corn Countdownwritten and directed by Justin Dec, at least got a nice consolation prize: a worldwide gross of $48 million, against a budget of less than $7 million.
Audiences gave the film a somewhat decent rating of 72% on Rotten Tomatoes, based on over 1,000 verified ratings. However, the film currently has an abysmal score of 26% on the review aggregation site. This score is based on reviews from 70 critics.
An interesting note about this movie: Developer Ryan Boyling built a sidekick Countdown application. It is available on both iOS and android. If, you know, you have a morbid curiosity and want to play the game, so to speak. The app is a random death generator, and at one point it climbed to #1 on the app store.
top horror movies on netflix
Meanwhile, after finishing with Countdown? You might be looking for the next chilling horror thriller to check out on Netflix. If so, you can browse some of our recent coverage (here and here, for example) for ideas on what else to stream.
Plus, Rotten Tomatoes has put together a guide with the highest-rated horror titles on Netflix. here. The Top 3, with the highest scores from Rotten Tomatoes, include:
#1: His house (2020) – Synopsis by Rotten Tomatoes: “A refugee couple struggle to escape from war-torn South Sudan, but then struggle to adjust to their new life in an English town where evil lurks. beneath the surface.”
#2 creep 2 — Synopsis: “A videographer soon realizes she’s made a mistake when she encounters a serial killer in a cabin.”
#3: Under the Shadow (2016) – Synopsis: “After Shideh’s building was hit by a missile during the Iran-Iraq War, a superstitious neighbor suggests the missile was cursed and may be carrying malevolent spirits from the Middle East.”