A film that is entirely set in a Skype chat session is a sign that social media is becoming even more prevalent in society than we thought.
You may think, “We already know that to be true with a generation being raised with it from a young age,” but when a movie is solely focused on people interacting online, it gives way to a genre unlike any before.
Surprisingly having the whole movie as a Skype session did not become tedious or at any point distracting, but it added dramatic effect. Imagine a horror flick with a spirit working completely digital. Who would’ve thought?
It’s about teens in high school and the way they treat one another, especially when it comes to a new age in the 2010’s when the Internet and again, social media, are ever increasing in new apps and expanding horizons. This gives way for people to use those forms of media to bully or share private moments which could make or break a person.
This happened to one particular girl, Laura, and she didn’t like it very much (rightly so). A group of friends she went to school with are all chatting together and she decides to express her anger over how they treated her.
While this isn’t a typical horror/gore film, it does have some shocking elements to it. When there’s someone who’s quite upset and spiteful, forgiveness may not be the first topic of contemplation. Therefore, bad things may happen…and they do.
If any are questioning the legitimacy of the movie’s horror genre label and say it probably won’t be worth the money: go see it for the sheer fact that it’s completely shown through a person’s laptop. There’s a change in movies and this is one of them.