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‘Tragedy Girls’ Trailer Highlights Social Media Obsession…and Murder

The road to hell is paved with good intentions, and that is the underlying premise for the upcoming film Tragedy Girls. Well, that mixed with the fact that a social media obsession can cause people to do some…absolutely insane things…just to go viral.

Tragedy Girls stars Brianna Hildebrand, Alexandra Shipp, Josh Hutcherson, and Craig Robinson and the premise of the film is as follows.

Best friends Sadie and McKayla are on a mission to boost their social media fandom as amateur crime reporters hot on the trail of a deranged local serial killer. After they manage to capture the killer and secretly hold him hostage, they realize the best way to get scoops on future victims would be to murder people themselves. As their social media become an overnight sensation and panic grips their small town, can their friendship survive the strain of national stardom? Will they get caught? Will their accounts get verified?

Now, if the premise wasn’t, well, enough to make your skin crawl, the trailer will be. The scariest part is that it’s not exactly off-kilter from what we’ve seen happen in the social media-driven world. Luckily, it very rarely gets to THAT level, but there have been instances of it, and there are people who take a little ‘trending fame’ and do whatever they can to keep it going.

Just as Sadie and McKayla do.

The trailer draws you in and you’re intent on watching from beginning to end once you see them begin to spiral out of control. At first, they have a retweet or two, and one of them even came from…dare we say it…a family member. However, once they realize that they draw more attention from committing crimes rather than attempting to stop them from happening.

The horror comedy hits theaters on October 20th, just in time for Halloween, and what better way to ring in the terrifying holiday than with a film that will undoubtedly be the talk of, that’s right, social media.