- Director: Jane Schoenbrun
- Writer: Jane Schoenbrun
- Producer: Daniel Patrick Carbone, Hannah Dweck, Abby Harri, Mila Matveeva, Matthew Petock, Theodore Schaefer, Zachary Shedd, Sarah Winshall, Carlos Zozaya
Say it three times...and, you there, at the world's fair!
Thrills and chills are expected...but, alas, this is a cinematic sleeping pill. Very little happens...absolutely nothing in the way of thrills or chills, this world's fair, to be fair, is a bit of a dud.
Vloggers, bloggers and all those pesky influencers seem to all have issues...and, unfortunately, have adopted that famous maxim: Better out than in! Sharing whatever they have to share...whether it be their angst and anxiety, their darkest thoughts or premeditated beauty tips...frankly, if you are not in your teens, it's an absolute bore.
Needlessness to say, this film is for those who appreciate [and lap up] 'content' made by adolescents and YAs...this might be a horror to them, it certainly was for the rest of us [of a certain age] who attended this un-refundable, no-fun fair!
Late on a cold night somewhere in the U.S., teenage Casey sits alone in her attic bedroom, scrolling the internet under the glow-in-the-dark stars and black-light posters that blanket the ceiling. She has finally decided to take the World's Fair Challenge, an online role-playing horror game, and embrace the uncertainty it promises. After the initiation, she documents the changes that may or may not be happening to her, adding her experiences to the shuffle of online clips available for the world to see. As she begins to lose herself between dream and reality, a mysterious figure reaches out, claiming to see something special in her uploads.