Thirsting for social media fame that eludes him, a ride-share driver livestreams a killing spree from his car in this satirical horror thriller.
Runtime: 1hr 32m
Director: Eugene Kotlyarenko
Starring: Joe Keery, Sasheer Zamata, David Arquette, John DeLuca, Joshua Ovalle, Kyle Mooney, Mischa Barton, Frankie Grande, Lala Kent
Information Page: https://www.newonnetflix.info/info/81252115
We live in a world where those that venture on social media do so for very different reasons. On some you have friends and family who follow you to keep up with what’s going on in your life. On others you can be followed by complete strangers who normally have the same kinds of likes and dislikes. On some you can even create video content to share with the world. Regardless of which one you use, it’s likely you like to have a following, a sign of popularity. For Kurt Kunkle it’s all about popularity.
For years Kurt has created himself an online world where followers can watch what he gets up to in his life. Creating videos, live streaming but unfortunately for Kurt, the only person interested in him… is him.
But Kurt has a plan. Possibly the greatest content he could think of. The plan is simple, he’s going to become a ‘Spree’ driver. (Other public hire cab companies are available). He’s gonna pick up passengers, film them on their journeys and make some amazing content. These rides won’t be smooth though, with a little bit of chemistry and a few unknowing victims, he is going to create some content the internet if gonna love… I mean, who doesn’t love watching people being poisoned, kidnapped and killed? Everyone’s going to love it, right? WRONG.
‘Spree’ is a black comedy about a guy who no matter what he tries, he just can’t get the online adoration he feels he deserves.
With a more than similar approach to Unfriended series which utilises the camera of a laptop, a great deal of Spree is from the point of view of Kurts mobile phone and the cameras he has installed in his vehicle. There’s no traditional camera guy with a camera kind of shots, they are all from the vantage of Kurts cameras or those around him. I actually liked that. It felt natural and it felt like Joe Keery was just driving around LA, picking people up and taking them to their final destination. (Pun intended)
With a film like this, the cast is small but effective. Keery known for his role in Stranger Things, is joined by mostly unfamiliar faces such as Sasheer Zamata and John DeLuca but Spree does have a small appearance by David Arquette who has done his fare share of horror in the past.
All in all, Spree is an Uber easy film to watch. it does enough to keep you watching. (That’s Kurts aim after all) and it adds enough gore to pass as a horror without going too far to put people off.
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