As autumn slowly but surely rolls on, a spooky offering has rocketed to the top of the UK Netflix charts.
Namely, devil in ohioan eight-part thriller series that follows the life of a cult fugitive in rural America, and is sure to have you hiding behind your couch.
The show’s synopsis reads: “When hospital psychiatrist Dr. Suzanne Mathis [Emily Deschanel] harbors a mysterious cult fugitive [Madeleine Arthur]His world is turned upside down when the arrival of the strange girl threatens to tear his own family apart.
“Adapted from Daria Polatin’s best-selling book inspired by true events, devil in ohio is a thrilling and shocking story of demonic mayhem and mystery in the heart of small-town America.”
The series premiered on September 2, and since then, viewers have been taking to social media to share how scared they are.
In reaction to the series, one Twitter user wrote: “Devil in Ohio it’s scary like this this girl has me ANXIOUS [sic].”
“If you want to watch a scary show, look, the Devil in Ohio. I had to stop watching it. Watch it only during the day, not at night. [sic]added a second.
A third joked: “So this girl prays to the devil at dinner and no one takes that as a red flag.”
“I’m sorry, but some random girl with a pentagram carved on her back, praying to the devil at dinner, would definitely be dropped off at the nearest church away from me and my family. [sic]”, commented a fourth viewer.
A fifth praised, “I’m a fan of a good cult show, but [Devil in Ohio] is exactly what you want from it: confusing, a little scary and full of pentagrams and upside-down crucifixes”.
As with many creepy clocks that make people cringe, Devil in Ohio It is inspired by real events.
It was first told in a book by showrunner Daria Polatin, who told the Columbus Dispatch, “When my producer Rachel Miller heard this true story, which took place in Ohio, she told me about it.
“I knew I had to tell it. I decided to start with a book.”
While Polatin admitted that his retelling used a degree of creative license, he emphasized: “The bones of the story are true and they happened, and I wanted to take that as a starting point.
“It’s inspired by true events, but it’s not a documentary. It’s just a different kind of storytelling.”
The author-turned-showrunner added, “For this, I felt the best way out would be to creatively unleash it and fictionalize the details and let it take on a life of its own.”