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Cast: Joe Keery (“Stranger Things”), Sasheer Zamata (“Saturday Night Live”), David Arquette (Scream franchise), Kyle Mooney (Brigsby Bear, “Saturday Night Live”), Mischa Barton (“The O.C.”), Frankie Grande ("Style Code Live"), and John DeLuca (Teen Beach Movie franchise)

Director:Eugene Kotlyarenko

Genre: Comedy, Thriller

Year: 2020

Rating: NR

In SPREE, Kurt (Joe Keery) is a 23-year-old rideshare driver for Spree, who is so desperate for social media attention that he'll stop at nothing to go viral. He comes up with a plan to livestream a rampage as a shortcut to infamy - coining his evil scheme "#thelesson", he installs a set of cameras in his car and begins streaming his rides. Wildly miscalculating the popularity that would come from his lethal scheme, Kurt’s desperation grows as he tries to find a way to overcome the plan's flaws. In the middle of all this madness, a stand-up comedian (Sasheer Zamata) with her own viral agenda crosses Kurt's path and becomes the only hope to put a stop to his misguided carnage.

'Spree' tells the story of 23-year-old rideshare driver, Kurt who also wants to be a big part of the new age of social media. He decides to stream his rides live but even that doesn't go over well so he decides to begin take it to another level. At first he starts to poison his riders through bottles of water but his following wants more so he begins taking it to a level that gains even more followers, especially when the blood begins to flow.

I don't think social media has gotten this bad yet but it can be very toxic so sadly I could see something like this happening at some point.

Director, Eugene Kotlyarenko tells his tale by making his audience a part of Kurt's stream. The film uses a lot of split screens to give it that full effect. I am not really into this type of film making but it is quite effective here.

Besides all the suspense and tension the film also comes with some humor as well and it all blends together nicely. Another that was good about the film was its great cast including, Joe Keery, Sasheer Zamata and David Arquette to name a few. 'Spree' is a roller coaster ride of emotion and it moves at a fast pace from the start to its excellent ending.

The film will be available on DVD and Blu-ray October 20, 2020 with Special Feature that include:

Director Commentary ·

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"Spree' of course is fiction but it does getting you thinking about it all long after it is over.

Released by RLJE Films

*** 1/2 Out Of *****