Netflix viewers have been left feeling ‘sick’ after watching edge-of-your-seat survival thriller Fall, with one person saying it’s one of the ‘most terrifying’ films ever.
Fall centres on friends Becky (played by Grace Caroline Currey) and Hunter (played by Virginia Gardner) who climb to the top of a 2,000 feet (610m) tall radio tower to scatter the ashes of Becky’s husband Dan, who died in a climbing accident. You can see a trailer here:
However, when the ladder they used to reach the top of the tower breaks, the two women become stranded at the top, completely unable to get back down to Earth.
And if that isn’t quite tense enough for you, the bag carrying their supplies – including water – falls just out of reach and neither woman can get their phone to work, meaning a simple call for help is also out of reach.
As that brief synopsis suggests, the movie is not an easy watch for those who happen to have a fear of heights.
Even Netflix’s official Twitter account warned: “Almost every single shot from Fall (2022) – a film about two women who get stranded after climbing to the top of a 2000ft radio tower – will make you feel a bit wobbly.”
And they’re not wrong, taking to Twitter, one viewer wrote: “Fall on Netflix is one of the most terrifying films I’ve seen in my entire life and I love horror. No blood, no gore, just horrific anxiety throughout watching those two girls try and survive. It’s just awful. A one time only watch as my palms are now sweating!
Another wrote: “I’ve always found it difficult to describe my random fear/anxiety of heights, tall objects and large open spaces from above. Fall on Netflix is basically it, my hands were sweaty and vertigo kicked in just watching it.”
Someone else said: “I was looking forward to watching this. but didn’t realise just how scared of heights I am. It’s my own silly fault I now feel sick and a bit shaky. I’d have been terrified up there.”
The movie has a pretty decent 79 percent on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, while on IMDB it currently holds a 6.4 rating – we can possibly assume some of those lower reviews are from the people who had to hide behind their hands for the entire movie.
If you fancy checking it out for yourself, Fall is streaming on Netflix now.