The Top-Trending Thriller On Hulu Is Keeping Fans Guessing: “I turned everything off after that”
Whenever horror fans decry the lack of original content available, it’s worth remembering that buried within the online muck is an entire treasure trove of underrated, underseen titles waiting to be discovered. This week on Hulu, Jerren Lauder’s The Inhabitant, a gooey camp adaptation of the Lizzie Borden story, is trending as a must-watch horror title.
The film stars Dermot Mulroney (the Scream VI star), Leslie Bibb (Trick ‘r Treat), and Odessa A’Zion (Hulu’s Hellraiser reboot). In the film, “A teenage descendant of Lizzie Borden is caught between paranoid visions and a festering schizophrenia amid a series of small-town murders.”
It sounds deathly serious. At times, it can be, though The Inhabitant is sort of akin to a historically grounded Scream. There’s humor, gore, and a decent whodunnit nestled within all the teen angst and family drama. Interestingly, it reminds me a lot of another Leslie Bibb project, Awakening the Zodiac. There, Bibb and her hubby find some old film reels that might well belong to the Zodiac Killer. It takes some well-trod material with historical roots and uses it to amplify the slasher framework.
Viewers online have been having a field day with The Inhabitant. Released last year, the trending title has been spurring plenty of conversation. Check out some tweets below:
The Inhabitant has additionally scored well with both critics and audiences. It sits fresh on Rotten Tomatoes at 71% with an audience score of 88%. Horror fans who missed its premiere last year would be wise to check it out. Maybe as a double feature with Hellraiser, if only to see Odessa A’Zion absolutely kill the horror game with fiercely committed performances.
What do you think? Have you seen The Inhabitant? Let me know over on Twitter @Chadiscollins. And, while you’re there, let me know what other under the radar horror streaming titles I should check out!