Netflix’s number one horror movie is the new Stephen King movie

If you need to see a spooky weekend, then you can check out Netflix’s newest number one horror movie, which is based on a short story by Stephen King.

Mr. Harrigan’s Phone It is inspired by King’s novel of the same name. if it bleeds collection.

For those who are not yet familiar, Mr. Harrigan’s Phone sees a boy, Craig (It is Jaeden Martell) who lives in a small town and befriends an older man, the mysterious Mr. Harrigan (Donald Sutherland). Despite their very different backgrounds (the older man is a billionaire, to begin with), they strike up a friendship based on their affinity for books and reading.

After the man sadly dies, the boy discovers that he can still communicate with the now-deceased Harrigan via his iPhone.

Strange, right? However, this is a coming of age story that shows a different side of missing connections.

The series is on the streaming service now. Credit: Netflix

And if that’s not enough to convince you to watch the amazing movie, the Twitter reaction might be, with one saying that the series was an amazing adaptation of the Stephen King story: “MR. HARRIGAN’S PHONE is a heartwarming drama with incredible performances. The cast is perfect and it’s one of the most faithful adaptations I’ve ever seen. I loved it.”

While another added: “MR. HARRIGAN’S PHONE. The plot of a young man who communicates with his deceased employer from the grave is the icing on the cake.

“The Cake is a beautiful exploration of death, grief, coming of age + the horrors of technology. Based on a short story by Stephen King.”

Donald Sutherland plays the mysterious Mr. Harrigan.  Credit: Netflix
Donald Sutherland plays the mysterious Mr. Harrigan. Credit: Netflix

And one user was quick to respond to anyone who allegedly called the movie boring, writing, “Just watched Mr. Harrigan’s Phone on Netflix. Just looked at reviews here and elsewhere saying it’s boring.”

“It’s not boring. Not at all. It’s quiet and contemplative. It draws you in with the books and the abuse of technology. I thought it was wonderful.”

Still, another person said the streaming service might have released too much awesome content at once: “Hey streaming services. Spread your content better! HELLRAISER, WEREWOLF BY NIGHT, MIDNIGHT CLUB, LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY, DEADSTREAM, MR. HARRIGAN’S PHONE, SIGNIFICANT OTHER and LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE is too much content to put down in one day.”

Either way, we’re glad our weekend Netflix binge is over.

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