It’s no surprise that Giles Alderson’s mystery thriller The stranger in our bed has become a modest hit in streaming this week for ticking so many boxes that directly appeal to a large number of subscribers on each platform.
Part of a reliable genre, the elegant and stealthy flick is also adapted from a best-selling novel, itself partly inspired and influenced by true events, making it a triple threat of far-reaching appeal. As it should be, the atmospheric tale of love and lust gone horribly wrong made its way to fourth place on the Hulu most-watched chart, as per FlixPatrol.
Emily Berrington leads the cast as Charlotte, who begins an extramarital affair with a stranger that ultimately ends in disaster for all three parties. Not only is her rich husband understandably furious at being abandoned for a stranger, but Charlotte falls victim to a heartbreaking plan before her new boyfriend mysteriously disappears from the face of the earth.
As he teams up with his sister to crack the case, bodies begin to fall as threats approach from all sides, forcing our intrepid protagonist to confront their greatest personal and romantic fears while their spouse provides the assistance his mother engrosses in trying to win back the woman who destroyed his idyllic existence.
The stranger in our bed has been warmly received so far, and the added boost of ranking so high on a major streaming service will no doubt open many more eyes to its deceptive and unrelentingly untrustworthy charm.