I’m not sure what the heck I just watched. 

I say that because there wasn’t a plot to this newest addition to the found footage subgenre of horror. Set during the COVID pandemic, most likely the early parts of it since international travel is possible and MAGA hats are abundant, the movie follows the antics of Annie Hardy (played by Annie Hardy) as she livestreams her trip from California to the United Kingdom. She travels there to be with her friend and ex bandmate Stretch (played by Amar Chadha-Patel).   

Stretch and Annie have a falling out and Annie steals Stretch’s car. Annie ends up getting paid to take a sick old lady to an address using Stretch’s car. Because of this, Annie inserts herself into a much bigger and weirder set of events.  

We’re given some vague explanation of what’s going on, but that’s about it.  

The appeal of the film is the way the livestream is used. This isn’t a revolutionary technique because we’ve seen it in multiple films in the past. There are real enough looking comments throughout the film. There are times when the live feed will be disconnected due to no internet connectivity. Normally, that’s when the weird stuff happens, and the feed is brought back after the event. The comments are funny when that happens. 

There are just too many questions on my mind for me to really enjoy this film. I wanted to know more about what happened to the other characters. I didn’t like Annie, although I think that was intended. I don’t think anyone will like Annie because she’s a MAGA hat wearing, mask hating, anti-vaxx Karen. But dialed up all the way.  

Apparently, Annie Hardy is actually a YouTuber that does a livestream Bandcar video. Her tagline in the movie is the same as her actual videos. It’s strange. But maybe she did it in order to promote the movie because the last livestream was about a year ago.  

Overall, this was a bizarre plot that we only got a glance of through Annie and Stretch. It probably won’t chart on the top ten for found footage, but if you want a headscratcher of an experience, Dashcam is your best bet. 

31 Days of Horror Rankings: 

  1. Deadstream (2022) 
  2. Willy’s Wonderland (2021)  
  3. Grimcutty (2022)
  4. Smile (2022)
  5. V/H/S/99 (2022)
  6. Watcher (2022)   
  7. The Spine of Night (2021)
  8. Mad God (2022)
  9. Slaxx (2021)
  10. She Will (2022)
  11. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
  12. Escape Room (2019)
  13. We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2018)
  14. The Cellar (2022)  
  15. The Last Rite (2021)
  16. Terrifier 2 (2022)
  17. Revealer (2022)  
  18. Sissy (2022) 
  19. Halloween Ends (2022)
  20. Dashcam (2022)
  21. Mr. Harrigan’s Phone (2022)
  22. Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker (1982)
  23. The Collingswood Story (2002)
  24. Werewolf by Night (2022)
  25. Firestarter (2022)
  26. The Bunker Game (2022)

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