“Stay out of the rooms with the Dario Argento lighting,” warned one savvy horror fan as “Stream” played live on Facebook last night.
“Stream” billed itself as the first-ever live horror film, a fact disputed by one Twitter user, though it is certainly the first one of this scale. Crypt TV certainly has the right pedigree, though, and is backed by Eli Roth (“Hostel”) and Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions, two producers who seem to have the Midas touch when it comes to horror. Crypt TV debuted the fifty-minute short with a simple tweet, and it has since racked up over 800k views in less than a single day.
According to comments underneath the video, however, many of those views are from people who couldn’t look away from the shoddy acting and limp plot.
Billed as “the first live horror movie,” the film sounds a lot better in theory than in practice.