POPCORN FRIGHTS: Follow Her (2022)

Jess Peters (Dani Barker, who also wrote the film) is a struggling actress and livestreaing influencer who has been getting somewhat famous answering job listings from creepy men and then sneak filming and either revealing their behavior or kink shaming them.

Now, she’s found a job that asks her to go to a remote cabin and co-write a script with Tom Brady (Luke Cook) — not the athelete — and playact as the two main characters in his psychosexual murder mystery. She finds herself attracted to him but plans on using this as content for her streaming channel. But what if she’s someone else’s content?

Originally known as Classified Killer, this is the full-length debut of director Sylvia Caminer. I really don’t want to get much deeper into the twists and turns of the movie, except to say that the first one actually got me. This film gets more intense as it goes on and it totally took me for a ride. It works hard to get you to like Jess, who has a pretty unlikeable online character, and makes you wonder who is behind the people that you live vicariously through social media.

Follow Her debuts on August 14 at Popcorn Frights and will be available to watch virtually as part of the festival.

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