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We're All Going to the World's Fair (2021)

A home video docudrama of a teenage girl who plays an online immersive horror game, self-titled. What begins with promise with a creepy initiation soon devolves into a predictable mess.

Casey is a lonely teen living in an attic room with her unseen father living downstairs. She plays the game which involves a blood sacrifice and soon begins a mental deterioration into fear and horror; believe she’s being taken over by an unknown entity, believe she’s not in control of herself or her actions. Semi sleep walking and handling her feathers firearms are just one of her alarming acts. She documents her descent into madness unsure if she’s truly experiencing paranormal activity or just mental illness.

Many players document their experiences, and she enters a communicative relationship with one; unbeknownst to her it’s a middle aged man living in a starry manor on Long Island. He encourages her to maintain documenting her experience and above all maintain communication so he knows she’s still alive as she’s begun to show suicidal tendencies.

The film’s climax and denouement are both rushed and feel completely unsatisfying. We’re left feeling that it was indeed just a game and her teenage angst took the game too far

And she luckily survived it with therapeutic help. I feel lucky to have survived this 85 minute pile of crap without therapeutic help.

Concept 7/10
Execution 2/10
Last 15 minutes 1/10
Strange startling outbursts 8/10
Creepy buffering style presentation 6/10
Odd pedophile reference 1/10
Overall rating: 3/10

Where can you watch?
Amazon Prime, HBO Max

As of this post:
IMDB: 5.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%