1hr 26mins

Jane Schoenbrun’s ethereal first feature is an otherworldly coming-of-age genre descent into the depths of the internet, as teenager Casey (Anna Cobb) is initiated into “the internet’s scariest online horror game”...

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Jane Schoenbrun
Disturbing scenes

Teenage horror fan Casey (newcomer Anna Cobb) decides to take the World’s Fair Challenge, an initiation into “the internet’s scariest online horror game.” She does so in the knowledge – and indeed the hope – that it might cause bizarre, seemingly supernatural side-effects to her body and mind.

Casey is lonely, isolated in her attic bedroom, and her interactions with the outside world (and with us, the viewer) are primarily via her laptop’s webcam or her phone’s camera. As she begins documenting and posting online the uncanny and unnerving effects the game is having upon her, she is contacted by the mysterious JLB, an apparent veteran of World’s Fair, who admires the content she has created and offers to unveil the mysteries of the game to her…

An otherworldly plunge into the depths of internet hell, this claustrophobic, largely bedroom-confined horror is a zeitgeist-capturing genre exploration of isolation, identity & anxiety…

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