Dashcam is a comedy horror movie that did everything right for me. I haven’t enjoyed or been as entertained by a horror movie, or a horror-comedy movie, this completely since Return Of The Living Dead, which is one of my all-time top five movies.
Dashcam stars Annie Hardy, who you might know from the band Giant Drag. She’s active on social media and streams on YouTube. Annie plays an “exaggerated version of herself” in the movie according to some PR releases.
The movie lets her cut loose while she goes to London during the lock-down last winter to hang out with an old bandmate. She is live streaming the trip on YouTube. They get into a fight and Annie takes off in his car without permission. Her friend has an Uber Eats-type job and Annie decides it would make funny online content to take his place for the evening.
She then finds herself transporting a very weird, sick woman who can make some disturbing things happen. Things go downhill quickly from there while we get to watch it all live as streamed, complete with YouTube commenters posting things like “show us your tits”.
Not really a found footage movie, but not far off from that. Usually, I can’t stand found footage films, but this one is done in a way that makes it fresh and fun.
The movie is hilarious. I laughed through the entire thing. It’s bloody and violent. Exactly the kind of movie I love.
We get mass suicide, death by a car wreck, being burned alive, monsters, Satan, demon cults, stapled mouths, torn off heads, ripped throats, syringes in the foot, compound arm fractures, and one coup de grâce from a mini keyboard.
Directed by Rob Savage and written by Gemma Hurley, Rob Savage, and Jed Shepherd.
Staring Annie Hardy, Amar Chadha Patel, Angela Enahoro, and Seylan Baxter.
Dashcam opens in theaters on June 3rd.