I keep saying it, but Scream 4 was way ahead of its time...
...No surprise there, as that entire franchise was. But that sequel predicted an entire generation of murderers looking for fame through social media, the latest coming in director Eugene Kotlyarenko's Spree, which RLJE Films has just released a trailer for!
In Spree, written by Gene McHugh and Kotlyarenko:
"Meet Kurt, a 23-year-old rideshare driver for Spree, who is so desperate for social media attention that he'll stop at nothing to go viral. He comes up with a plan to livestream a rampage as a shortcut to infamy - coining his evil scheme "#thelesson", he installs a set of cameras in his car and begins streaming his rides. Wildly miscalculating the popularity that would come from his lethal scheme, Kurt’s desperation grows as he tries to find a way to overcome the plan's flaws. In the middle of all this madness, a stand-up comedian with her own viral agenda crosses Kurt's path and becomes the only hope to put a stop to his misguided carnage."
The film stars Joe Keery, Sasheer Zamata, Mischa Barton, John DeLuca, Josh Ovalle, Lala Kent, Frankie Grande and features Kyle Mooney and David Arquette.
Spree arrives in theaters, on demand and digital August 14th from RLJE Films.
By Matt Konopka