A new horror movie taking the industry by storm has been tagged as “Blair Witch for the TikTok generation”. Check out the trailer:
Deadstream is available on US subscription service Shudder and can also be viewed with an add-on on Amazon Prime.
The film was highly praised by fans and critics alike, with a very impressive 91% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Deadstream follows Shawn Ruddy (Joseph Winter) as he tries to win back his internet followers after a public controversy brings him back to square one.
In an attempt to win back his fans, Shawn spends a night alone in a haunted house and broadcasts his experience live on the internet.
However, when he finds himself on the wrong side of the vengeful spirit, Shawn fights for more than the number of his followers.
Alongside Winter, Melanie Stone stars as Chrissy, while also serving as the film’s producer.
Winter is also co-directing the film with his wife Vanessa Winter, with Jared Cook rounding out the production team.
Horror novelist Graham McNeil is full of praise for the film, describing it as the ‘Blair Witch for the TikTok generation”.
Taking to Twitter, he said: “Guys, Deadstream is a horror of found footage, Blair Witch for the TikTok generation, with mind-blowing hands-on effects, real scares, and real big laughs. Worth checking out @Shudder.”
Rafael Motamayor for Indiewire had similar praise for Deadstream.
He wrote, “With a sharp script brought to life by a fantastic actor and delightfully crude creature effects, this is one horror-comedy you want in your annual Halloween rotation.”
Meanwhile, Leslie Felperin for The Guardian, said: “This comedic horror game is unpretentious and only seeks to fool around and do a few scares, but in its own sly way it delivers a Gen Z version of The Blair Witch Project.”
Much like critics, fans also raved about the film – many of them took to social media to express their thoughts.
One person said, “I just finished watching Deadstream. It was a hilarious movie, very well done.”
A second adds: “Deadstream is incredible, a great film which despite its small budget succeeds in everything it does, whether in terms of horror or humor.”
A third said: “Just finished watching Deadstream as my last movie of October.”
While another added: “DEADSTREAM does what horror comedy does best: it leans into the natural absurdity of any given horrific situation.”