'Haunted' viewers are accusing the 'real life' Netflix horror series of being fake
23 October 2018, 15:02 | Updated: 23 October 2018, 15:07
Fans are doubting if the horror stories on 'Haunted' actually happened...
Halloween season is in full swing and Netflix is really delivering when it comes to spooky content. This year alone we've had some major additions to the horror canon. First things first, the video streaming service dropped The Haunting of Hill House on October 12th (that ending was wild) and now people are gearing up for the launch of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina this Friday (it looks incredible).
However, it's the new reality tv docuseries Haunted that has Netflix viewers talking. Season 1 came out on Friday and since then it has divided viewers. Some fans have been binge-watching it back to front and they can't get enough of it. Others aren't feeling it at all. Netflix has described the new show as 'real people, real stories, real horror' but some have accused Haunted of being fake.
The concept behind the controversial real life series is simple. Each episode focuses on a unique, 'true' horror story in which someone (or a group of people) opens up about a paranormal experience that's haunted them and in some cases continues to haunt them. Actors then recreate the events. Essentially it's all kinds of supernatural but fans are skeptical as to whether the stories are real.
It's no secret that many people have had actual experiences with ghosts but viewers think that Netflix are using Haunted as a way of profiting off of lies or, at the very least, exaggerations of the truth. A lot of the stories are horrific and yet it appears that there's very little evidence that they actually happened. From a haunted basement to an alien experience, people are not buying it.
Episode 2, in particular, has garnered a lot of backlash online. Slaughterhouse sees a family talk about tell the harrowing tale of their serial killer parents and yet there seems to be no documentation on or offline to suggest that this happened.
Unsurprisingly, people are pressed. Here are just a few of the reactions.
This new Haunted show on Netflix is so fake lmao I thought it would at least be kinda scary ..... 😒— SIR JOHN (@SirJhn) October 20, 2018
These stories can't be true— Connor Mc (@Con_laa) October 19, 2018
Episode 2 makes no sense at times. Was the police informed. I did a Google search and nothing. Seems like "The following is a true story" is more akin to Fargo than an actual documentary #Haunted @netflix
That "Haunted" show on netflix is so fucking fake. Don't even bother with it. Episode 2 this chick is like "yeah my parents were serial killers" and there's literally no proof behind it.— 𝟚𝟙 𝔸𝕍𝔼ℝ𝔸𝔾𝔼 (@angrysnakedad) October 20, 2018
When you watch Netflix’s “Haunted” and find out every story is fake... 😒— justinswannie (@justinswannie) October 22, 2018
As it stands, Netflix are yet to respond to the backlash. We shall update you if they do.