New indie horror flick ‘The Outerwaters’ is setting off people’s Apple Watch heart rate alerts
“It was disorienting, disturbing, extremely anxiety-inducing, and an absolute journey into hell,” claimed one viewer.
Most of us might all be tired of the found footage flicks by now, but it seems that the genre is still managing to get more than enough scares out of viewers thanks to its latest terrifying iteration: The Outerwaters.
The film has been setting off people’s Apple Watch heart rate alerts and follows a group of friends in their 30s who adventure to the Mojave Desert to shoot a music video — until all hell breaks loose. The film takes a “creepy” turn to become “a mind-bending trip through terror” as the campers begin “to experience unexplained sounds, vibrations and unnatural animal behaviour,” the synopsis explains.
Following its US premiere, The Outwaters was branded a “deranged nightmare” by one Twitter user, who claimed it set off his Apple Watch’s “high heart rate” alert twice.
A second viewer wrote: “It was disorienting, disturbing, extremely anxiety-inducing, and an absolute journey into hell,” while another claimed they had to “leave the theatre to vomit.”
Meanwhile, another branded the last half of the “truly terrifying” film a “panic attack.”
Speaking about the finale, The Daily Beast described it as “2001: A Space Odyssey processed through a meat grinder.”
The movie is written and directed by Robbie Banfitch, who also stars in the “Blair Witch”-style film, which will be released in UK cinemas on 7th April.
In October, another film similarly scared people sick. Viewers said Damien Leone’s slasher flick Terrifier 2 was so graphic that they vomited and passed out in their seats – who said horror was dead?