Release Date: 30 November 2016
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, Emily Meade
Social networking, mobile phones, the internet of things – the Stereo MCs would be stoked at how connected we are nowadays. This tech has delivered many wonders, but most everything has a dark side. Safe-playing high schooler Venus – or ‘Vee’ – is challenged by her best friend Sydney to live a little. So she does. She joins an online game that Syd’s involved in called Nerve. It’s basically truth or dare, without the boring truth bit. You can pay to be a ‘watcher’, or be paid to be a player. Vee plumps for the latter, her first challenge being to kiss a stranger. Done, KERCHING! But darker things are afoot as the risk factor of dares escalates. Those Catfish guys love their ‘net stuff, and this neat thriller plays with the potential pitfalls of online fame, fame, fatal fame.