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The Terror viewers left ‘shaken and panicked’ by ‘disturbing’ underwater scenes in new BBC horror

THE Terror viewers have been left ‘shaken and panicked’ by ‘disturbing’ underwater scenes in the new BBC horror.

The drama is a fictionalised account of Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition to the Arctic in 1845–1848.

The Terror viewers have been left 'shaken and panicked' by scenes in the BBC drama

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The Terror viewers have been left ‘shaken and panicked’ by scenes in the BBC dramaCredit: BBC

It sees two ships – HMS Terror and HMS Erebus – sail toward King William Island into uncharted territory, seeking the Northwest Passage.

However, the ships soon become stuck in the ice field, meaning the crews of both ships must try and survive the harsh weather conditions and each other.

To top it all off, they are also being pursued by a mysterious creature which kills a number of them across the series.

The series is available as a box set on BBC iPlayer and viewers who have binged a number of episodes at once have been left “shaken and panicked” by some of the tense scenes both above and below water.

The series is a fictionalised account of Captain Sir John Franklin's lost expedition to the Arctic in 1845–1848.

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The series is a fictionalised account of Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition to the Arctic in 1845–1848.Credit: AMC
The two ships get stuck in the ice fields leading to plenty drama above and below the water

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The two ships get stuck in the ice fields leading to plenty drama above and below the water
Viewers have found some of the scenes 'haunting' and 'traumatic'

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Viewers have found some of the scenes ‘haunting’ and ‘traumatic’

Taking to Twitter, one viewer wrote: “Been gripped by the first 3 eps of #TheTerror can’t wait to watch more. Wow! The cold, the anguish, the claustrophobia in the immensity, the…terror…’haunting’ ‘atmospheric’ is an understatement.”

Another added: “Not many things have shook me on film. I mean properly shook me. That scene in Bone Tomahawk is one. I’ve just watched episode 3 of #TheTerror and a certain scene has had a similar effect. The disorientation added to its disturbing quality. Blimey!”

A fellow viewer replied: “By the end of the series, your soul will be destroyed. This show stuck with me for a long time after watching it.”

Meanwhile another viewer tweeted: “Horror doesn’t normally get to me, but everything about the underwater scene from The Terror has left me feeling genuinely shaken.

It stars The Crown's Tobias Menzies

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It stars The Crown’s Tobias Menzies

“The music, the composition, the sheer panic in the man’s voice; utterly terrifying. What a masterpiece!”

The series – which originally aired in America on AMC in 2018 – is executive produced by acclaimed director Ridley Scott.

It stars Mad Men’s Jared Harris, The Crown’s Tobias Menzies and Bodyguard’s Paul Ready.

The Terror airs tonight at 9pm on BBC Two and is available as a box set on BBC iPlayer.

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