Rogue Pictures have released the first official trailer for their Facebook-age thriller Catfish. But, is it really a thriller? Critics and bloggers who were blown away by the film at Sundance don’t seem to think so and have taken issue with Rogue’s decision to market the film as such.
Take a look:
From what I’ve read, Catfish tells the story of Nev Schulman, a goofy-looking aspiring filmmaker who befriends an eight-year-old girl named Abby on Facebook (someone call Chris Hansen!). Through their ongoing exchanges, he eventually gets to know the girl’s mother and older sister, Angela and Megan respectively.
Soon, Nev and Megan are talking on the phone and doing all those cute—most likely perverted—internet-y type of things you’ve been doing with some fat guy calling himself ThongChick69 for years. Nev’s brother Ari and their friend Henry Joost decide to film his blossoming relationship with Megan, and convince him to drop in on her Michigan home by surprise.
At that point, crazy shit supposedly happens. But, if you believe the folks who caught early screenings of the flick, the big reveal has nothing to do with ghosts, killers, or even that ThongChick 69 guy I previously mentioned you knowing (turd-stealer!).
Personally, I’m betting Megan turns out to be Angela the mother. Megan and Abby are dead and their mother is using their photos on Facebook and assuming their lives to establish relationships with strangers.
What are your guesses?