Little Horror Movie
Dir: Jerome Cohen Olivar
Morrocco, 93 mins
Little Horror Movie is a fresh take on the found footage genre, marrying self-aware humor with suspenseful, blood-soaked terror, and shot on location in the famed city of Casablanca.
Helen, Einar, and Mark are close friends and YouTubers who make their living traveling to foreign countries and immersing themselves deep into the culture. They document everything for their audience and push the limits of every situation — no matter how dangerous — in order to keep pushing their viewing numbers higher and higher.
Following a particularly harrowing incident in Brazil, the trio heads to Casablanca to find their next story and are quickly befriended Mrs. Frangier, the woman who owns the house they’re renting, and Tareek, a charismatic tour guide. Soon after attending a local wedding at Tareek’s invitation, Helen begins acting out.
As Helen’s strange new personality causes the trio’s childhood secrets and current desires to swirl together, the mysterious Mrs. Frangier activates her own plan to push them ever closer to the perilous fate that awaits them — and test just how far they’ll actually go to get more views.