Netflix’s #1 Horror Movie Is Causing Viewers To Have Anxiety

47 Meters Down: Uncaged is streaming on Netflix, and it's apparently so scary it's giving viewers real anxiety attacks.

By Jessica Scott | Updated

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47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)

In the mood for some claustrophobia? Or a minor panic attack? Then 47 Meters Down: Uncaged should definitely be on your weekend movie watch list. According to a Twitter user quoted by Dread Central, “47 Meters Down Uncaged on Netflix is tewwww [sic] much. I’ve had anxiety the entire time.”

The site calls the 47 Meters Down sequel “better-than-expected,” and horror fans seem to agree. Viewers cite the storyline and character development as being great, but the scares are even greater. The jumpscares are terrifying and unexpected, and the sharks are on another level of frightening. 

Numerous members of Netflix’s audience reported having “anxiety” while watching 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, with one describing themself as being “on the edge of my bed.” Which, while not what one would want in real life, is kind of a huge compliment for a horror film.

According to the description on Netflix, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged is about two sisters who go cave diving with their classmates to explore some underwater ruins – as teenagers so often do. Things get dicey fast, though, when a shark with heightened senses sees them as prey and begins to hunt them. 

The trailer gives us a bit more detail, and begins with some typical teenaged hijinks in a beautiful, scenic location, followed by a group of girls deciding to go deep sea diving to see what’s down below. A current drags them off course and leaves them trapped in close quarters with a massive shark, which leads to lots of screaming, crying, and blood in the water. 

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A shark getting lunch in 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)

The original 47 Meters Down starred Mandy Moore and Claire Holt as another pair of sisters who were invited to go cage diving while vacationing in Mexico. In that film, the cage they were in breaks free of its winch and falls to the bottom of the ocean, trapping them inside. Things only get worse when the great white sharks they had been so peacefully watching begin to attack them and anyone who tries to help them.

Mandy Moore doesn’t make a return in 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, but Dread Central reports that there are plenty of other things to make fans happy. There are cute girls, albino sharks and death scenes with a soundtrack by The Carpenters. What more could you ask for?

There are even screaming fish, as reported by another Twitter user, who shared the frightening (and totally realistic) moment when a girl attempts to touch a fish, only for it to release a horrible, banshee-like screech. 

47 Meters Down: Uncaged was filmed on a $12 million budget, but earned far more than that at the box office. Dread Central reports that the film earned around $46 million, making it a certified hit. At the time of this writing, it is number four on Netflix’s Top 10 movies chart in the United States.

There are no plans yet for a third movie in the 47 Meters Down franchise, but the second film is currently making big waves on Netflix in the U.S. Horror fans always love a good, violent shark movie!