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Stephen King Recommends New Netflix Movie That Fans Say Is ‘Scariest’ Thing They’ve Seen

Stephen King has urged horror fans to watch the Netflix film I Came By - which viewers are calling one of the 'scariest' things they've seen.
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Stephen King has urged horror fans to watch the new Netflix movie I Came By – which viewers are calling one of the ‘scariest’ things they’ve ever seen.

The film, which stars Downtown Abbey star Hugh Bonneville and 1917’s George Mackay debuted on the streaming service on August 31. 

Stephen King, who is best known for writing ‘The Shining’ and ‘IT’ among other horror classics, praised the movie on Twitter, where he posted: “Want a tight little thriller that will remind you of Ruth Rendell and Patricia Highsmith? Try I CAME BY (Netflix). It does the job.”

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Ruth Rendell and Patricia Highsmith are both authors who had a reputation for writing psychological thrillers.

The film’s director, Babak Anvari, was touched by King’s comment and in response said: “This means the world to me! Your book ‘On Writing’ was one of the first books that taught me about storytelling. Thank you so much! I am so happy that you enjoyed it!”

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Since I Came By has been released, it’s received positive reviews, with critics calling the movie a ‘pulse-pounding thriller’ and ‘a twisty suspense film barbed with social commentary’. 

Fans on social media have also been praising the film, with one viewer posting: “I watched #ICameBy last night on Netflix. The scene where Hector Blake closes the ‘panic room’ door to say those things to the last cop was one of the scariest I’ve seen in a while.”

“I came by on Netflix is the best thing I’ve watched in agesssss,” expressed someone else.

A third fan praised the Paddington actor, as they shared: “Watched I Came By on Netflix. What a great film. Hugh Bonneville gives a brilliantly unnerving performance. That’s all I’m going to say cos I don’t want to spoil it for anyone.”

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Another viewer posted: “I Came By on Netflix had me yelling and screaming. I highly recommend!”

The film is currently number five on Netflix’s Top 10 Films in the UK.

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