90 Sec Review: Shook

When Mia, a social media star, becomes the target of an online terror campaign, she has to solve a series
of games to prevent people she cares about from getting murdered. But is it real? Or is it just a game at
her expense?

The Players

  • Director:   Jennifer Harrington
  • Writer:  Jennifer Harrington, Alesia Glidewell 
  • Cast: Daisye Tutor, Emily Goss, Nicola Posener, Octavius J. Johnson

The Good (non spoiler)

The premise of the film is great although very similar to  Eugene Kotlyarenko’s Spree. Not to take anything away from director Jennifer Harrington. Social horror of genre is becoming more and more popular from Jordan Peele’s Get Out to Rob Savage’s Host. In this story we follow Mia (Daiye Tutor) a self involved social media influencer that is only concerned with her public perception. Harrington’s integrations of chats, calls and character development was refreshing!

The Bad

The movie starts off with one narrative that I was on board with. However when we get to the third act we hop on a different ride all together. While I understand what the movie was building to, once I got to villain of the movie I wasn’t vested in the killer in any way shape of form. Finding myself thinking the end it running too long!

Final Thoughts

Shook comes to Shudder on February 18th. It’s a good movie all around and I wouldn’t mind a sequel.

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