Netflix's Marianne Has a 'Stephen King Vibe' - According to Stephen King

Netflix's French horror series Marianne has gotten the most rousing endorsement from none other than Stephen King himself.

The sci-fi/horror author, considered a master in the genre, tweeted out his support for the eight-episode show after fans began expressing their own online delight at how scary it was following its Sept. 13 debut.

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"If you're one of those sickos--like me--who enjoys being scared, MARIANNE (Netflix) will do the job," he tweeted. "There are glints of humor that give it a STRANGER THINGS vibe. It also has (I say it with all due modesty) a Stephen King vibe."

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Marianne centers on Emma, a writer who left the French town of Elden after a scary encounter with the titular witch to write novels about her experiences. She crafted them as fiction, though, not realizing she was actually giving Marianne power and allowing her to manifest in the modern world and take lives. Emma returns home to put an end to the spirit once and for all.

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However, seeing as Marianne's pact with the devil from the 1500s has given her immense abilities, Emma finds herself up against the wall as her loved ones, as well as the town's innocents, all become unsuspecting victims. It's one of Netflix's more suspenseful horrors, along the lines of The Haunting of Hill House, but a bit gorier and leaning into the occult and persecution of witches during the Dark Ages.

Season 1 of Netflix's Marianne is now streaming. It stars Victoire Du Bois, Lucie Boujenah, Tiphaine Daviot and Ralph Amoussou.

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