Social media and phone apps have taken over most of our leisure time… hell, they even take up a bunch of our work time. It’s common knowledge that you need to be careful when downloading apps because of viruses or the issue of hackers stealing our personal information. But what if an app had a far more sinister approach? Would anyone be safe, or would it be too tempting? A group of high school students are about to find out in the new horror film, Bedeviled.
Apps don’t kill people… people kill people. Right?
Find out if this film lives up to other social media horror films, and if it’s worth checking out.
This new horror thriller was written/directed by Abel Vang and Burlee Vang. The cast includes Saxon Sharbino, Brandon Soo Hoo, Victory Van Tuyl, Alexis G. Zall, Mitchell Edwards, and more.
Official Synopsis for Bedeviled:
When a group of teenagers receive an invite to download the latest smartphone app, an intelligent personal assistant, they expect a harmless way to get directions and restaurant recommendations. But the sinister nature of the app soon reveals itself, tormenting the friends by tapping into their darkest fears.
As the app exploits the intimate information made available by each of its users, the teens must learn to trust and depend on each other’s courage and the limits of their friendship. Once its evil begins to manifest supernaturally in the real world, what will happen if the app goes viral?
I’ve seen a slew of social media-related horror films, and most of them just aren’t my thing. Watching a group of ignorant teenagers interact with their computer or phone bores me to death. Unfortunately, it’s a pretty accurate representation of society because, as a whole, we’re obsessed with our phones and social media. It’s not how I want to spend my horror movie watching time, however.
Bedeviled is not exactly an original idea, but it does deliver an intriguing storyline along with some nice imagery and a handful of jump scares. It’s a modern day supernatural horror thriller. In many ways, an evil app reminds of a new age version of the The Ring. Anyone who watched the cursed VHS would die. This story is puts people in pretty much the same situation, except that this is an app that’s cursed, which fits in more with our modern lifestyle.
I wasn’t a big fan of the acting or the characters. The acting was very mediocre and sometimes hard to watch, with all of the over the top gestures and awkwardness, but again, it wasn’t totally out of place for this type of film. However, none of the characters left a lasting impression.
Final Thoughts on Bedeviled:
If you enjoy films like Unfriended and Friend Request, you should definitely check out Bedeviled. I think it delivers some spooky scenes that will make you jump and is a perfect suggestion for that friend that can’t watch horror movies without peeing their pants.