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Social Nightmare (2013)

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A student's chances of getting into a good college hang in the balance when inappropriate photos of her are posted on the Internet.


Mark Quod


Keith Allan (screenplay), Delondra Mesa-Williams (screenplay) (as Delondra Williams) | 1 more credit »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Daryl Hannah ... Susan Hardy
Kirsten Zien ... Catherine Hardy (as Kirsten Prout)
Chloe Bridges ... Emily Hargroves
Brandon Mychal Smith ... Daniel (as Brandon Smith)
Brittania Carraway Brittania Carraway ... Joan
Rachel True ... Mrs. Langran
Tim Russ ... Principal Ajeti
Keith Allan ... Mr. Perryman (as Keith Allen)
Kevin E. West ... Dave Hargroves
Chase Austin ... Donovan
Jayme Lynn Evans ... Jessica
Skyler Vallo ... Haylee
Eric Colton ... Noah
Michael Gaglio ... Herbert (as Mike Gaglio)
Donnell Turner ... Officer Elliot


An A-student's life is turned upside-down when inappropriate status updates and photos appear on her online profile. She claims she is being set up, but no one believes her. Her only solace during this crisis is her mother. Now she must figure out who is hacking her profile before her reputation and chance to get into a good college are ruined. Maybe it's her ex-boyfriend, a jealous friend competing for the same scholarship or someone far more dangerous than she could have ever imagined. Written by IMDb Editor

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She'll keep you safe



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Release Date:

31 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mother: She'll Keep You Safe See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Scripwriter Keith Allan also plays the part of Mr. Perryman. See more »


When Em tries to call Cat to tell her the identity of the hacker, and the subsequent scene where Cat uses the house line to find the phone, two completely different voicemail messages are used. See more »


References Catfish (2010) See more »

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So incredibly frustrating
23 July 2014 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

That's because the idea was brilliant, the negative effects of social media being very much a relevant issue and something that anybody would wholly relate to. And if done right, Social Nightmare also could have been good, what turned out to be though was a movie that was as far away from good as you could go. There are worse movies around and it at least has the idea and a decent performance from Kirsten Prout that salvages it somewhat. But not enough to ignore the badness of everything else, the worst thing being that the reveal of the perpetrator and their motive was not believable for a second(mainly because agreed the person was the least likely one to have done it and the movie at first made it like they couldn't possibly have done) and was actually rather insulting. The characters never rise above the cardboard, shallow stereotypes, and the writing had no natural flow, was lacking in any real sense and sounded increasingly ridiculous as Social Nightmare wore on. The story was just one lazy and WTF plot point after another complete with some irrelevant filler and the closer Social Nightmare gets to the end the duller it gets rather than more suspenseful and compelling, by the time you find out who was responsible you just don't care anymore. And that was reflected in the acting, with Rachel True and Daryl Hannah(at her most unattractive) phoning in and Tim Russ having very little to do, Prout is the one bright spot, you don't engage or identify with their situations and the characters and the actors act like they don't care either. The production values are very Lifetime-movie like, over-saturated colours, editing that jumps around and the odd overlong shot, Social Nightmare is flatly directed and the music is little more than a monotonous bore. In conclusion, an awful movie on its own and to have an idea as brilliant as this gone to total waste is unforgivable. 2/10 Bethany Cox

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