Much like last year’s We’re All Going to the World’s Fair, Like Me explores the impact of social media on the younger generation. Addison Timlin stars as Kiya, who becomes a small internet sensation after posting a video of her robbing a convenience store online. Her newfound notoriety encourages her to go on a bigger crime spree, and she desires to record every second of it. Along the way, she kidnaps a paint-huffing drifter (played by indie-horror icon Larry Fessenden) and involves him in her criminal escapades in a number of distressing ways.
What sets Like Me apart from other films that wade in the same waters is its unique, chaotic visual style. Director Rob Mockler really knows how to capture the fast-paced world of an internet-obsessed teenager (who also happens to be a psychopath), infusing the film with both grit and blaring neon colors. You wouldn’t be wrong to draw similar comparisons to Spring Breakers, but Like Me is a twisted beast all its own. It’ll gross you out, make you laugh, and get under your skin.
I Can See You is a shot-on-video micro-budget horror film that is much more than the sum of its parts. The setup is pretty simple: three young men and their girlfriends go into the woods for a photoshoot, but the mysterious disappearance of one of the women sparks a gradual descent into madness.
If you can get past the (admittedly) amateurish production quality, you’ll be in for a real treat. This is a truly weird mix of slow-burn horror and absurd, creepy comedy not unlike something you’d find on Tim and Eric. While the movie chugs along at snail’s pace, it masterfully maintains a bizarrely unnerving atmosphere. And if you stick with it, your patience will be rewarded: the film’s climax features a hallucinogenic nightmare sequence that feels ripped directly from David Lynch’s consciousness. This is by no means for everyone, but fans of David Lynch and his style of work will find a lot to like here.
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