Selfie From Hell (2018)
Written By: FR
Edited By: Grave Reviews Staff
Director: Erdal Ceylan
Writers: Erdal Ceylan, Paul Burton
Producers: Bentley Gurparm Brar, Paul Burton, Michael Frislev, Chad Oakes, Michael Olsen
Date Released: February 16, 2018
Alyson Walker as Hannah
Tony Giroux as Trevor
Meelah Adams as Julia
Ian Butcher as F34R3473R
Tyler A.H. Smith as Selfieman
Shaun Morse as Dr. Edwards
Matthew Graham as Dr. Jonas
Stephanie Gooden as Josephine
Rating = 1/5 Graves
***May contain some spoilers***
Selfie from Hell (2018) (yes, the title sounds like a comedic plot) is a story of the deep dark world of the internet. This is the story of Julia, an online vlogger from Germany, comes to the US to visit her cousin Hannah. When she arrives in the US, she falls fatefully ill. Hannah became suspicious after strange things happening to her house. She started doing her own search where Julia left off doing her investigation of the internet. She comes across Julia’s vlog entries and finds herself immersed deep in the web – too deep – in a place where terror knows no end.
There is no gore nor blood and guts in this film. A few jump scares and scary CGIs. The film tries to create an intense atmosphere and tension to keep the audiences’ interest. The only disturbing scene is when the “selfieman” appeared in the end hanging by his neck on the ceiling.
The Grave Review
Selfie from Hell (2018) rests on the premise that there is something out there in the dark web that creates this creature that only appears when one takes a selfie. It is an overly complicated plot further enhanced by technological confusion in the process. Although taken from such a solid and relatable concept, the movie takes a nosedive within the first few minutes. The more the search was being done by Hannah (Alyson Walker) while her half dead cousin Julia (Meelah Adams), the more the more the movie winds up with nothing.
The acting in the movie was actually not that bad. The script desperately needed some additional streamlining, but the actors delivered their lines reasonably well. Production elements like lighting and sound were also decent which, as we have seen, in the case with low-budget films. To be honest, this movie was its own worst enemy. Too many ideas, all of them incompletely presented, vying for attention, with an unsure plot to pursue.
It’s understandable that most horror movies allow the mystery the takeover, leaving the cause of the unfortunate events vague and non-descriptive, with little exposition, but Selfie from Hell does not even attempt to make the story remotely interesting. It’s just Hannah figuring out technology and feeling jumpy at every given occasion, and her cousin slowly dying on her bed. Selfie from Hell is a disastrous horror movie that displays the complete absence of imagination from the film makers.
Selfie from Hell (2018) ponders the concept of a dangerous consequence from taking a selfie. The story is useless and markedly defines our era, where we try to force every cultural phenomenon into a movie. Selfies are okay but keep them on Instagram. This is not worth watching at all.
For the foregoing reasons, Grave Reviews gives Selfie from Hell (2018) one grave out of five graves.
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