You know what they say, is be careful who you follow. Shudder have released the official Trailer for their horror Influencer a cautionary chiller for those Social Media wannabe stars.
The film comes from Canadian filmmaker Kurtis David Harder whose previous film Spiral was also released as a Shudder Original. The film stars Emily Tenant as our ‘Influencer’ in story showcasing the darker side of social media ‘celebs’ . As many of us know, many can be narcissistic and we’ve watched Social Media films before, we do love those who get their karma!
While struggling on a solo backpacking trip in Thailand, social media influencer Madison meets CW, who travels with ease and shows her a more uninhibited way of living, but CW’s interest in her takes a darker turn.
Influencer tells the story of Madison (Emily Tennant, Riverdale), a popular social media influencer who is having a lonely and uneventful trip in Thailand despite what she tells her followers on Instagram. While reflecting on her boyfriend canceling the trip, she meets CW (Cassandra Naud, See), a fearless and enigmatic traveler who offers to take her to some of the most Instagram-worthy locations. Together they share authentic meals and drinks with locals, discussing the differences between Madison’s online presence and CW’s lack of one. After showing Madison all of the amazing sights, things take a different turn when CW brings her to a surprise location – a deserted island that is completely off the grid.
The film also stars Cassandra Naud, Sara Canning, Rory J. Saper, Paul Spurrier, and Justin Sams. Influencer will be streaming exclusively on Shudder from 26th May.