UAE Viewers Consume 85% More Scary Content In October

Oct 17,2018

Leading entertainment provider, Netflix has promised exciting new content through its MENA catalogue . This Halloween, the streaming giant unleashes a selection of gruesome and chilling shows and movies that are guaranteed to scare the sh!tflix out of you and promises to be the new home for horror this month.

It’s no surprise that viewers tend to watch more horror in October. In fact, on average, viewers watch a whopping 25 million* more hours of horror content on Netflix in October compared to the rest of the year. In the UAE, consumption of scary movies and series grows by a staggering 85% during the Halloween month. In fact, viewers watched the most amount of horror content on October 16th, making today the ‘Scariest Day of the Year’! 

And to ensure that members get their fix of frights this Halloween, Netflix will launch new horror films and series in October. Arriving this month is The Haunting of Hill House, which is based on the namesake novel by Shirley Jackson. With 10 sixty-minute episodes, you can get your share of scares.

However, Horror isn’t merely about blood and gore, the effectively frightening Haunted takes the tales of paranormal occurrences to a whole new level, giving viewers a chilling glimpse into the first-person accounts from people who have witnessed horrifying, peculiar, extraordinary supernatural events and other unexplained phenomena. And you know what’s really scary? All the events in Haunted are 100% real.

Finally, there is the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (pictured above). A dark reimagination of the Archie comic, following 16-year old Sabrina as she confronts the biggest choice of her life: the path of Light, or the path of Night.

On the surface horror is not a beloved genre. However, despite its polarity, horror content has wide appeal. Last year horror titles such as The Babysitter, 1922 and Gerald’s Game, ranked among the highest performing films on Netflix.

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