The 2011 film resurface again after going viral on TikTok
A wise internet user today should know that the web is not a safe place. From online scams to false identities and even cyberbullying, one can be very vulnerable on the internet. And as years of surfing online go by, talks and seminars about online safety have been happening everywhere, especially in schools. Unfortunately, some users still become victims of traps laid online.
That is what the 2011 movie Megan is Missing is all about. Fourteen-year-old Megan went missing after chatting with a stranger on the internet, and three weeks later, her best friend Amy, 13, was also nowhere to be found. The found footage film is so controversial and disturbing that it was banned in New Zealand.
A decade after its release, the horror film enters the spotlight again after trending on social media app TikTok, with users saying not to watch it as it is “traumatizing” and causes them severe anxiety. Of course, in true spirit of reverse psychology, many searched the web to view the film.
So, should you see Megan is Missing? Well, the writer and director of the film, Michael Goi, issued a statement on TikTok about watching the film. He used to give a customary warning to people before viewing the film, he explained.
“I didn’t get to give you the customary warnings that I used to give people before they watched Megan Is Missing, which are: Do not watch the movie in the middle of the night. Do not watch the movie alone,” he listed. “And if you see the words ‘photo number one’ pop up on your screen, you have about four seconds to shut off the movie if you’re already kind of freaking out before you start seeing things that maybe you don’t want to see.”
“So apologies to those who are already posting about how the movie freaked them out, but fair warning to those of you who are still contemplating watching the film,” he ended.
Just like many things on the internet, this film should go to the “think before you click” file.