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.


Lars Klevberg


Blair Butler (screenplay by), Lars Klevberg (original screenplay "Polaroid")





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


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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 »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »

Did You Know?


The plot of the film is nearly identical to an episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990), titled Are You Afraid of the Dark?: The Tale of the Curious Camera (1994). See more »


When the protagonist received the Polaroid SX-70 as a gift, she says, "It's the camera that Ansel Adams and Walker Evans used." Both Adams and Evans used large format cameras, predominately 8x10" film cameras for their work and their well-known work was done several decades before the SX-70 camera was introduced. Those large cameras are virtually on the opposite end of the camera spectrum and they had no automation and required a deep understanding of the photographic process, film development and printing to use. If either photographer ever used an SX-70, it was in their old age and was just to "play" with it. Also, both photographers were virtually retired by the time the SX-70 camera was introduced. In addition, when receiving the camera, the protagonist said that it was only made for one or two years in the 1970s. Actually, the SX-70 was in production from 1972 to 1981 (10 years). See more »


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


Written by Maggie Szabo , Julius Robinson, Doma Schrank
Performed by Maggie Szabo
See more »

User Reviews

Pretty Good if not exactly original
10 May 2019 | by hampersnow-28905See all my reviews

While there is nothing new or original here, a basic haunted object movie, it's actually well done if at times preposterous. The people behind it understand horror and the suspense is there, it's fairly well acted by an appealing cast and it's shot wonderfully in a dark atmospheric way, the way horror should be shot. As long as you go in understanding they weren't trying to reinvent horror, it's worth a watch.

44 of 69 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 171 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.


Official Sites:

Official Site [Japan]


USA | Norway | Canada



Release Date:

17 September 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Polaroid See more »

Filming Locations:

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »


Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed