A bored young woman in a sleepy community called Spearfish starts receiving photographs of brutally murdered young women. Are they real or staged? The culprit is either a serial killer or some creep with a sick sense of humour.
#HORROR is a film about the lives of six young women, Sam, Georigie, Sofia, Francesca, Cat and Eva played by our young ensemble of emerging actresses. Their world is one of money, success, ease and decadence. This is a film about the HORROR of cyberbullying. This film is a integral insight on the pressure that girls take on as they grow in a world that is increasingly dependent on the promotion and attention that social media platforms provide yet prevent bullying. as well as the roles that parents must play regarding controlling their child's use of the internet and bullying plays such a terrifying role in society. These young woman are telling this story inside a glass mansion, filled with millions of dollars of artwork, as if they were living in a contemporary museum with artworks including works by Urs Fischer, Rob Pruitt, Dan Colen, Franz West, Steven Shearer.
Let me start by saying that this movie doesn't have anything to do with horror. Nothing. At all.
Do me a favor: think about the worst horror movie you've ever seen. Done? OK...that movie is "the scariest thing ever" compared to #Horror.
The movie has some killings...but they're all so mild that it's as if there were none.
The "social commentary" underneath the truly dumb and poorly written script of this movie is Cyberbullying. A very serious matter. And maybe too important to be buried under an absolutely awful movie.
The movie tells the story of 1 day in the life of 6 12-yo girls dealing with different "issues" while having a sleepover and the underlying subjects of technology as a way of ignoring others and bad parenting in general.
The acting is as bad as it gets. Even Timothy Hutton delivers an overacted performance that will make you cry in disgust. 1981 seems so long ago for Mr. Hutton. The other "renowned" cast member is Chloë Sevigny, possibly giving her worst performance of her professional career.
I already said the script was bad. And trust me: it's a complete abomination. Oh, and you can "predict" who "the killer" is around 50 minutes before the movie ends. And the ending is almost pure garbage. Great, huh?
The photography has some "interesting" aspects here and there.
And since the movie uses some kind of Facebook-esque kind of video game as an ever present "entity" you're forced to watch some truly annoying montage of social media photos with a lot of bright colors and obnoxious sounds throughout the whole movie.
This is NOT a horror movie nor a drama about Cyberbullying.
This is just an awful awful movie that will test the limit of boredom a human being can withstand. Stay away from this atrocity!
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