Unless you’re someone that is completely paranoid, odds are that you don’t think twice about who is driving your Uber or Lyft when you step inside the vehicle. It’s just understood that no matter who is driving, the agreement is they will take you to your destination without killing you or involving you in something dangerous. But in “Spree,” that’s anything but the case.
As seen in the NSFW trailer for “Spree,” the film is a found-footage thriller from the point of view of a young guy that is desperate to gain some sort of celebrity, even if that means doing increasingly crazy things on video to gain notoriety. Sure, he’s willing to review vapes and whatnot, but he’s also willing to drug rideshare passengers and run them over with his vehicle. You know, the basic stuff that will ensure fame in 2020.
The new film stars Joe Keery, Sasheer Zamata, Mischa Barton, John DeLuca, Josh Ovalle, Lala Kent, Frankie Grande, Kyle Mooney, and David Arquette. Eugene Kotlyarenko directed the feature, which he co-wrote with Gene McHugh.
“Spree” originally premiered as part of this year’s Sundance film festival and will arrive in select theaters and VOD on August 14.
Here’s the synopsis:
Meet Kurt (Joe Keery), 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.