There are plenty of exciting TV shows and movies coming this week to Netflix, but there’s nothing quite like Dark Tourist. The new show is made by New Zealand journalist David Farrier, the same documentarian behind Tickled, the doc that uncovered an unbelievably controversial tickle fetish empire. But this time, the subject matter is way darker. In the series, Farrier travels around the world trying to find the most dangerous and scariest experiences available to tourists.
In the intense trailer for Dark Tourist, you see a wounded Farrier going into an eerie hospital, along with plenty of other terrifying bits of the series, including him being at the center of a war zone, a man breaking a statue on his own head, a killer named Popeye holding the gun at someone, and a woman telling Farrier to stay back because she doesn’t want him to be “possessed.” In an episode that takes place in Los Angeles, he’s even warned that he’ll be hurt, drowned, and buried that night.
Even though those experiences sound extremely unpleasant, Farrier apparently sees a positive side to it. In the Dark Tourist trailer, he says, “I’ve been forced outside my comfort zone. And somehow, it’s made me feel more happy to be alive.”
If you’ve been looking for a new thrilling docuseries to watch, this is the perfect one to marathon this week. But as always, Netflix also has some other great stuff coming, too. Here are all the new movies and shows on the site this week that you definitely need to watch.