If we've learned anything from social media since its inception, it's that one should always be mindful about who they're interacting with online. Every platform you can name - from Instagram to Facebook to Twitter to TikTok - is overflowing with weirdos, strangers, and the occasional genuinely dangerous person, and it pays to keep up your guard.
From the looks of this just-released trailer for Influencer, social media star Madison (Riverdale's Emily Tennant) should maybe keep that advice in mind while navigating the offline world, as well - especially when vacationing solo in another country.
This is the first trailer for Kurtis David Harder's Influencer, which lands on Shudder and AMC+ later this month. Harder's film premiered at last year's Brooklyn Horror Film Festival and went on to screen at several other fests, winning awards along the way.
If the trailer above wasn't clear, here's an official plot synopsis:
"Influencer tells the story of Madison (Emily Tennant), a popular social media influencer who is having a lonely and uneventful trip in Thailand despite what she tells her followers on Instagram. While reflecting on her boyfriend canceling the trip, she meets CW (Cassandra Naud, See), a fearless and enigmatic traveler who offers to take her to some of the most Instagram-worthy locations. Together they share authentic meals and drinks with locals, discussing the differences between Madison's online presence and CW's lack of one. After showing Madison all of the amazing sights, things take a different turn when CW brings her to a surprise location - a deserted island that is completely off the grid."
If we've said it once we've said it a thousand times: never follow a mysterious stranger to a second location, especially when that second location is a deserted island. Has anything good ever happened on a deserted island?
Again, Influencer will hit Shudder and AMC+ later this month - May 26th, to be exact. You've got that long to pack your bags, block your problematic follows, and prepare for what appears to be a very sinister and ill-advised trip to Thailand. Stay tuned for more on Influencer as further updates become available!