The best part? You can stream it right now.
NX and Blumhouse began teasing fans yesterday in regards to the release.
Hey @blumhouse, heard you might have something spooky for me, is this true?
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) March 30, 2019
You sure you can handle it? How about we give it to you tonight at midnight PT 😈
— Blumhouse (@blumhouse) March 30, 2019
Today, Netflix announced they would now be streaming the Owen Egerton (Follow, Blood Fest) directed film Mercy Black.
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) March 31, 2019
— Ryan Turek (@_RyanTurek) March 31, 2019
The film’s concept is loosely based off Slenderman and the Mary Bell child killer case.
“It’s the story of a woman 15 years after she stabbed a classmate,” Egerton tells Entertainment Weekly. “She committed this horrendous act to conjure a phantom called Mercy Black. She’s just now getting out of a mental asylum and presumably cured but she’s beginning to see all the things she never thought she’d see again. The creature becomes a viral success, even her young nephew is becoming obsessed with this Mercy Black, and she has to, perhaps for the first time ever, face what she’s done and the power of this mythical creature.”
The film stars Daniella Pineda (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), Austin Amelio (The Walking Dead), Elle LaMont (Alita: Battle Angel), Lee Eddy (Camp Camp), Janeane Garofalo (Wet Hot American Summer) as well as Miles Emmons.
When it comes to scares, Egerton reveals he took a different approach with this horror film.
“I’m trying to scare myself with concepts and moments, more than shock myself, but really scare myself with film situations that make me feel horribly uncomfortable. It’s filled with scares and surprises and all the stuff I love in horror movies, but some of the most terrifying moments are when two people are talking and a truth comes out that’s just too hard to take.”
You can check out a clip from Mercy Black below.
The Blumhouse film is currently available for streaming on Netflix.
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