WOUNDS is a new horror mystery released on Hulu in the US and Netflix everywhere else. It’s a paranoid psychological horror movie which is in no way a “feel good” experience. Read more in our full Wounds review here and watch it on the streaming platform available to you!

Wounds is a new horror movie on Netflix and Hulu. It’s a gritty experience that never lets up even though it is a slowburner in many way. At its core, this is a paranoid psychological horror movie. The most obvious comparisons are probably Jacob’s Ladder or John Carpenter’s In the Mouth of Madness.

Especially the latter, since Wounds will also leave you without much closure in some ways. Oh, there is an ending, but not the one you might be expecting.

Read more in our Wounds review below.

The wonderful trio

The cast of Wounds is mostly based on a very wonderful and tough trio of actors. These actors are Armie hammer, Zazie Beetz and Dakota Johnson. You should know all three of them, but I’ll go over them real quick here.

Armie Hammer played the Winklevoss twins in The Social Network (2010) and co-starred in the Oscar-winning movie Call Me by Your Name (2017). Zazie Beetz is heading for big time stardom with roles in Deadpool 2 and Joker. Also, she’s in the Netflix series Easy and the FX series Atlanta. Dakota Johnson starred in the Fifty Shades of Grey movies and the Suspiria remake.

In Wounds, these three actors give you everything you could ask for. Especially Armie Hammer is giving everything to this story and it really works.

Finally, I should mention a few of the smaller supporting actors. We have Karl Glusman of the Netflix series Gypsy as well as genre movies Nocturnal Animals and Ratter. Also, there’s Brad William Henke of Orange Is the New Black and Shyamalan’s Split and Kerry Cahill of The Walking Dead.

Wounds – Horror Movie Review [Hulu & Netflix]

The ending of Wounds on Hulu and Netflix

When Wounds is over and the credits roll across the screen, you might have some questions. The ending of Wounds is a tricky little mindf*ck just as the entire plot is full of mind games.

If you’re not looking to read spoilers, then just know that people will definitely be talking about the ending of Wounds. Not particularly because they don’t get it, but just because it’s all kinds of crazy. I will say that the ending is pretty open to interpretation. So, if that’s not your thing, you might get annoyed with the ending of Wounds.

Since Wounds premiered at Sundance Film Festival in January 2019, people have been talking about it. No wonder both Hulu and Netflix wanted in on the action. With this very wide release, the internet is bound to be full of spoilers, so watch Wounds now or be ready to have elements of it spoiled.

Also: Read our WOUNDS ending explained > 

Watch Wounds on Hulu or Netflix now!

Wounds is the horror-mystery that will probably divide viewers. Some will love it and others will find it confusing or maybe even boring. The horror movie was written and directed by Babak Anvari who also wrote and directed the wonderful movie Under the Shadow

Under the Shadow is a horror movie though many tried to re-label it a “drama” once it started winning awards. We can call it a horror-drama and be somewhat in agreement. If you haven’t watched that one yet, then you really should. Whether you like Wounds or not, you cannot deny that Babak Anvari makes you feel and think while watching his movies.

With Hulu and Netflix dividing the worldwide release, you should be able to watch Wounds if you’re on one of these major streaming platforms. And yes, you definitely should check out Wounds since people will be talking about this one!

Wounds is out on Hulu in the US from October 18, 2019. The rest of the world can watch Wounds on Netflix from the same date.

Details

Director: Babak Anvari
Writer: Babak Anvari
Stars: Dakota Johnson, Armie Hammer, Zazie Beetz, Karl Glusman

Plot

WOUNDS is a probing thriller from writer/director Babak Anvari, following his award-winning 2016 debut feature Under the Shadow. The new movie advances the filmmaker’s examinations of everyday lives being upended by inner demons and external menace, as New Orleans bartender Will’s (Armie Hammer) retrieval of a lost phone subjects him to disturbing visions; pulled deeper into poisoned interactions with live-in girlfriend Carrie (Dakota Johnson) and bar regular Alicia (Zazie Beetz), Will’s rage escalates as the warping reality of his existence turns him towards a frightening portal.

Karina "ScreamQueen" Adelgaard

I write reviews and recaps on Heaven of Horror. And yes, it does happen that I find myself screaming, when watching a good horror movie. I love psychological horror, survival horror and kick-ass women. Also, I have a huge soft spot for a good horror-comedy. Oh yeah, and I absolutely HATE when animals are harmed in movies, so I will immediately think less of any movie, where animals are harmed for entertainment (even if the animals are just really good actors). Fortunately, horror doesn't use this nearly as much as comedy. And people assume horror lovers are the messed up ones. Go figure!
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