Don’t Be Afraid (Cobweb in its original version) is a horror movie that has just been released in theaters and many already consider it as one of the best proposals of the genre that have appeared in 2023. Undoubtedly, this is a very interesting film for horror fans, which joins other great recent releases such as Talk to Me or Evil Dead Rise.
But why is Don’t Be Afraid such a success? Well, mainly it’s because behind this film is someone very skilled in the genre: Samuel Bodin. The French film director has worked on productions such as Lazy Company, but above all he is popular thanks to the series he directed on Netflix and became a phenomenon in 2019: Marianne.
A hidden gem in the Netflix catalog
Marianne is a Netflix original series that tells how a horror novelist realizes that her stories come true, haunting her forever. At that moment, she decides to return to her hometown to confront the demons of the past that inspire her and thus discover what is behind this supernatural phenomenon.
With an outstanding pilot, Marianne cajoled an audience that at the time required horror stories on the level of The Curse of Hill House, released a year earlier. And, despite being cancelled after its first season, Marianne managed to become one of Netflix’s biggest French premieres, frightening audiences in an unparalleled way.
Starring Lucie Boujenah, the series has a pessimistic atmosphere that envelops everything and makes you want to slit your wrists. But it also has jumpscares and scares of all kinds that make you can’t stay calm for a single second.
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