New Netflix series makes viewers shudder

Deepak Gupta
Deepak Gupta January 27, 2022
Updated 2022/01/27 at 4:46 PM

The has been running since January 14, 2021 Netflix series “Archive 81” on the streaming service. She delivers everything that horror and mystery fans love: the archivist Dan (Mamoudou Athie) takes a job in a remote house, incommunicado. There he is supposed to restore damaged video tapes and quickly recognizes in the recordings that terrible things have happened … For some viewers, the tension and the special level of horror is almost unbearable.

Netflix series “Archive 81”: These are the reactions

“I started watching Archive 81 with my boyfriend yesterday and the spooky vibes still make me want to hide under my covers,” writes such as the Twitter user Viktoria Olmo. She’s not the only viewer who’s getting shivers down the spine of the Netflix series.

Nightfallrose explains on Reddit, for example, that she finished the first episode and couldn’t continue watching. “There’s something about this show that I find really terrifying (I’m a 32-year-old woman…). Am I the only one?” Other users revealed that they could only watch the series in daylight. Some write that the soundtrack has an extremely strong impact.

That’s what the critics say

The reviews of “Archive 81” are almost entirely positive. With 28 reviews on the review collection site Rotten Tomatoes, 89 percent of the votes are positive.

“Like a jigsaw puzzle that gets more intriguing as each new piece is revealed, it’s the kind of show that the ‘next episode’ button was invented for.”

Keith Phipps in TV Guide

“Those looking for quick answers won’t find them, but the eight episodes plant enough bizarre seeds to effectively drag the audience through its fun-house mirror.”

Brian Lowry at

“This is one of those series where the best thing you can do is sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.”

Luc Mangan in the Guardian

So if you’re into horror mystery and don’t shy away from sleepless nights, Archive 81 might be worth a look. There is also a new Netflix series coming soon that might have the potential to become the new “Squid Game”.

Source: Twitter/Victoria Olmo, Reddit/nightfallrose, TV Guide,, Guardian

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