In the history of horror movies, teenagers don’t have it easy. It’s not just mask killers who regularly target them, but also countless terrifying figures that are conjured up through misconduct or ominous rituals. Once upon a time, in horror cinema, you died seven days after seeing the “Ring” at the end of a spooky videotape. Of course, the internet often plays a deadly role in teen horror movies these days.
This is also the case in the new horror film “Grimcutty”, where a teenager is pursued by the monster from a horror meme – but nobody believes her because everyone thinks she just injured herself during an internet challenge. Grimcutty is now available exclusively on Disney+.
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All the parents in town are in a panic: a spooky meme called Grimcutty is floating around among the kids. And even adults who are not overly cautious fear that this meme will encourage their offspring to do serious harm to themselves and others. In one respect, meanwhile, they’re not scared enough. Because when a real version of the meme character Grimcutty attacks Asha Chaudry (Sara Wolfkind), the parents believe that she only injured herself as part of an internet challenge and is now talking nonsense.
Since the idea of a nasty attacker doesn’t get into the adults’ heads, Asha is banned from the internet, which is why her mobile phone is confiscated. But Grimcutty is still after her to send her to the afterlife – but how is Asha supposed to get through to her parents and stop the monster?
“Grimcutty” was written and directed by John William Ross, who may not be a big name yet, but has already established himself with numerous horror projects. He directed the miniseries Don’t Watch! and the Facebook Watch series The Birch, about a boy who befriends a forest monster.
The cast of “Grimcutty” includes Sara Wolfkind, Shannyn Sossamon, known from “Wayward Pines”, Usman Ally (also starred in the Netflix series “A Series of Unfortunate Events”) and Alona Tal (“Veronica Mars”).
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