A serial killer (Neil Napier) is using Twitter's Pericsope app to enter
Jessica's (Sarah Booth) house and kill her live on camera, with thousands
watching, and nobody able to do anything. But not all things go as
planned, as Jessica's ex (Alastair James) shows up, Jessica has a roommate
(Hannah Kat Jones) the killer wasn't aware of, and ultimately Jessica
isn't all that keen on getting killed ...
most certainly a most interesting experiment, inasmuch as it is (arguably)
the first horror movie to be streamed live on the internet, and with
audience participation, too (there comments show up on the lefthand side
of the screen). Sure, technically the film has all the trademarks of a
found footage movie, as it's mostly filmed first person, featuring much
shaky camera footage, and no fancy editing (actually no editing at all) to
help tell the story. What sets this film apart though is that the audience
comments suggest some kind of immediacy, and while some viewers know it's
only a movie and even discuss the director and his other work, others seem
to be slightly worried that this indeed might be snuff - and especially
this immediacy is what makes the movie work, makes you feel his
accomplice, even if you know it's not real. Plus, Neil Napier really
brings his character across as repulsive yet slightly fascinating via his
voice mostly, and the rest of the cast turn in believable performances,
while the Halloween decoration of the house and Sarah Booth's Red
Riding Hood outfit add colour to the proceeding.
worth a watch.