“The Mysterious Case of Judith Winstead” (“The Atticus Institute”) is one of those films that has won over neither critics nor audiences, but has grown into something of an obsession over the years.
Released in 2015, the Peter Safran-produced thriller (“Invocation of Evil”) received just 55% approval over Rotten Tomatoes from audiences and a paltry 27% from audiences.
However, after being added to the Netflix catalog this month, it has become one of the most recommended titles on social media because of its gruesome, unpredictable, and terribly realistic tale.
Written and directed by Chris Sparling in 2015, the film is said to be based on a true story and follows the routine of an institute dedicated to the investigation of paranormal phenomena in the 1970s.
The goal of the plot is to document the treatment of a patient who exhibits legitimate signs of paranormality … However, the research eventually spirals out of control and turns into a tragic and traumatic experience.
And, instead of innovative special effects, the film attracts attention with found footage-style scenes (home recordings), typically used to give a touch of reality and terror in films of the genre, as if they were real.
The soundtrack and convincing performance by protagonist Rya Kihlstedt are also additions that gave the film an ominous aura. And that’s exactly what caused panic among subscribers of the platform.
On social networks, some of them claim that the film is not just anyone and that you can end the session as traumatized as the characters in the film.
Check out the reactions:
I watched a 1h23min documentary on Netflix last night called The Atticus Institute, which bothered me, I couldn’t sleep, like fear …
Have you ever watched “The Mysterious Case of Judith Winstead” on Netflix?
IF YOU HAVE COURAGE … KKKKKK https://t.co/lvpQlxNu2S
Watch a movie and shit myself: The Atticus Institute
– the terror of the EaD (@patrikthames) April 22, 2021
Bixas, just a tip for those who love documentary-style horror movies / found footage very quickly: there’s one on Netflix “the atticus institute” and it’s very good, watch pic.twitter.com/ A03JHdVXG0
– Gabriel Reis (@gaabetheking) April 25, 2021
“The Mysterious Case of Judith Winstead” watch this movie and fuck your fear
– Gio (@giovana_am) May 22, 2017
The Mysterious Case of Judith Winstead is one of the best movies I have ever seen, that flawless photography and sound
– H (@httpHeloisaz) April 7, 2020
What a good fdp movie, man! I’m really scared … I’m really talking about FEAR.
The mysterious case of Judith Winstead.
– ᶤι-Ѷη (@ViniViniOficial) April 19, 2020
watching the mysterious case of Judith Winstead and I’m really scared
– mathew (@pitamts) August 6, 2020
Has anyone watched “The Mysterious Case of Judith Winstead”?
I just looked and found myself some shit
right now watching the show of faith
I have to take a shower, but the devil is here
– pain au sucre (@ dalton1co) May 2, 2020
Terrozinho to liven up the afternoon.
The film “The Mysterious Case of Judith Winstead”.
Possession film that looks like a possession documentary from the 1970s.
Very well thought out.
– Mázya Helane (@ mazya14) October 27, 2020
The mysterious case of Judith Winstead is huge, you see. capeta film as I like it, which disturbs the imagination.
– eu trusse @ (@eucaios) April 1, 2021
7 Satans ago after watching the mysterious case of Judith Winstead
– CAKE (@cakemoura) April 2, 2021
# films2021 The mysterious case of Judith Winstead
Alright, done in documentary style …
– Messi Bittencourt (@mbbittencourt) April 4, 2021
The cast also includes William Mapother, Sharon Maughan, Harry Groener and John Rubinstein.
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