The Most-Watched Movie On Netflix Is A “Genuinely terrifying” Underwater Nightmare

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When I saw Jaws at the tender young age of four, I was convinced that sharks were everywhere, including indoor pools, the bathtub, the toilet, and of course any large body of water. While I’ve conquered said fear, Xavier Gens brings that fear back to life with his new film Under Paris, where a giant shark appears in the Seine and wreaks havoc on the city of love.

In Under Paris, per Netflix, “In order to save Paris from an international bloodbath, a grieving scientist is forced to face her tragic past when a giant shark appears in the Seine.

While a shark in the Seine sounds ridiculous, Gens is able to create something truly terrifying just as the summer months begin heating up. Kudos are deserved for a director and their team who are able to make a film like this a piece of serious horror filmmaking.

Gens directed the film with a script he co-wrote with Maud Heywang and Yannick Dahan. This director is no stranger to the horror genre as his feature film debut Frontier(s) is one of the prime examples of the New French Extremity movement. His debut is soaked in blood and fear, which is a theme that flows throughout his entire career, including films such as the creature feature Cold Skin and the action thriller Mayhem! His eye for stylish violence but affecting stories is perfect for a story such as this one, which is already earning praise for being one of the best shark films in recent memory.

See what viewers are saying about Gens’ latest film below:

Bérénice Bejo, Nassim Lyes, Anaïs Parello, and Léa Léviant star in the film.

Under Paris is streaming now on Netflix.

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