Netflix’s A Classic Horror Story immediately looks like nothing new for the genre. Found footage. A crash on a dark road. Finding a mysterious cabin in the middle of the woods. Creepy children’s music box sounds. Sadistic traps and devices. A Midsommar-like feast.
Nonetheless, the Italian film promises to bring something new to horror, declaring it will change the rules in the trailer. Seeing as pretty much every last horror trope features I’m skeptical if that’s the case, but directors Roberto De Feo and Paolo Strippoli might have a twist up their sleeve.