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Polaroid (2019)

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High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the Polaroid camera she finds. It doesn't take long to discover that those who have their picture taken with it, soon die.

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Lars Klevberg

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Blair Butler (screenplay by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathryn Prescott ... Bird Fitcher
Tyler Young ... Connor Bell
Samantha Logan ... Kasey
Keenan Tracey ... Devin
Priscilla Quintana ... Mina
Javier Botet ... The Entity
Mitch Pileggi ... Sheriff Pembroke
Davi Santos ... Tyler
Katie Stevens ... Avery
Grace Zabriskie ... Lena Sable
Madelaine Petsch ... Sarah
Erika Prevost ... Linda
Shauna MacDonald ... Bird's Mother
Rhys Bevan-John Rhys Bevan-John ... Roland Joseph Sable (as Rhys Bevan John)
Emily Power Emily Power ... Rebecca Sable
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Polaroid is styled in the vein of The Ring and Final Destination and centers on a high school loner, Bird Fitcher, who stumbles upon a vintage Polaroid camera. Bird soon learns that the camera houses a terrible secret: whoever has their picture taken by it meets a tragic and violent end. The girl and her friends must survive one more night as they race to solve the mystery of the haunted Polaroid before it kills them all. Written by jandryto18

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Beware This Camera...Once You Take It, It Takes You.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence/terror, thematic elements, brief strong language, some teen drinking and drug material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Kathryn Prescott (Bird) is a professional photographer in real life. See more »

Goofs

The Polaroid camera being used is an SX-70, which does not have a flash built in, nor makes the sound of a flash charging. The location of the flash from the camera on screen is actually a built in light meter on the camera. See more »

Connections

Featured in Half in the Bag: Child's Play (2019) (2019) See more »

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Written by Britt Warner, John R Hanson, Scott Clowes
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Too many such movies.
19 May 2019 | by gothic-fictionSee all my reviews

You see, you take an easy premise, like Truth or Dare, or Polaroid, you make it into a horror movie, which has to be to easiest thing to do right, thus where could one go wrong? Small budget? Unknown actors that do not manage to deliver properly? Or maybe the script & execution are just not of any standards at all.

Take for example Lights Out, Get Out, REC and other such other productions that clearly show that if someone capable is behind the camera the result will be satisfactory. So where did Polaroid fail exactly?

Well I appreciated the fact that it did not drag on for too long with its premise, thus it developed quite nicely and put us fast right in the middle of the action, sooner that expected. But after this, the kills were of no impact whatsoever, the explanation came with the most common answer you find in horror and the final act seemed....under cooked. I mean it looks like a made for tv film, or perhaps a better production of the SyFy channel.

All in all I will not recommend Polaroid. I don't think it had too much potential, because the trailer tells you everything you want to know about it, clearly stating it is a straight forward idea with no sideways.

Cheers!


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Release Date:

17 September 2019 (USA) See more »

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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

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$2,489,778
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