- horror reviews - MOH 2023


IMDb Info

Release Year: 2022
Runtime: 1h 32m
Country: USA
Language: English
Genre Tags: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Plot Summary: 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.

Poster - Title Card rating: notes: More thriller than straight horror, but a decent thriller. Zigs when you expect it to zag, and keeps the characters' power dynamics constantly in flux. Could've leaned more into the various definitions of "influencer," but there was just enough meat on the bones for a good meal.

Outside Reviews:

Brian Tallerico
3 out of 4 stars -

We are likely in the very early days of the "Social Media" phase of the horror genre, as the international reliance on apps like Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter provides fuel for screenwriters to plumb their terrifying depths. And the truth is that most of them so far have been less scary than the notification that tells me my average screen time at the end of the week as a cruel reminder of my iAddiction. They're often simplistic depictions of the horrors of living life online, which led me to approach "Influencer," now on Shudder, with a heady dose of skepticism. I was rewarded with a thriller that, like so many people on those apps, is not what it appears to be.