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Netflix subscribers can always be relied on to propel even the most neglected horror flicks into prominence, but even seasoned genre fans may be wondering what the hell they just saw when the credits roll on the 2006 French flick. sheitan.
The title is derived from the Arabic word for “devil”, just to give you a hint of what awaits you. In all honesty, though, it’s impossible to even try to explain the madness that pervades co-writer/director Kim Chapiron’s feature debut, even if the unbridled madness is reinforced at every turn by a deranged Vincent Cassel who bets it all as the disturbing Jose.
Three young friends arrive in the city of Paris on Christmas Eve, only to end up being invited to a house in the country, where they meet the eccentric minister of Cassel and his pregnant wife. Naturally, things quickly take a strange turn, in a completely out of the ordinary exercise in overloading audiences with as many influences and mashups as humanly possible in the space of 94 minutes, and that doesn’t even count for a final blow. Shooting.
The results were mixed given the decision to throw everything at the viewer in a manic assault on the senses, but sheitan Nonetheless, he has been proving his worth on Netflix. According to FlixPatrol, the amalgamation of a thousand different ideas has earned a place in the platform’s global rankings this weekend, and can guarantee that a lot of people will be completely baffled by the shit they find inside. .