– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Today marks the official VOD and Netflix release of the movie “Circle,” a low-key thriller from first time feature directors Aaron Hann and Mario Miscioni.

You may remember a few months back, one of our writers had a chance to review the flick, calling it “the kind of original premise that I scour through Netflix for.”

The summary for the film is as follows:

“In a massive, mysterious chamber, fifty strangers awaken to find themselves trapped with no memory of how they got there. Organized in an inward-facing circle and unable to move, they quickly learn that every two minutes, one of them must die… executed by a strange device in the center of the room. At first, the attacks seem random, but soon the strangers realize that they, as a group, have the power to decide who will be the next to be killed. A vote. A chance to control the machine. But how can they choose who deserves to die? And what happens when there’s only one person left? Circle is a film about people, how they value one another, and what they do under the worst possible circumstances. A film about what makes us human – who we are, what we believe, and ultimately, the lengths we will go to save ourselves.”

If you’re into thrillers, as well as mind-bending stories out of TV shows like “Black Mirror” or “The Twilight Zone,” this one may just fit the bill.

Check out the trailer below:

“Circle” hits Netflix and VOD today!

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.