Cam is a 2018 American psychological horror film directed by Daniel Goldhaber.
Netflix on Thursday, November 08, 2018 released the trailer:
Cam | Official Trailer | Netflix.
Alice Ackerman works as a cam girl online, broadcasting live shows from a studio she has set up in her home under the name "Lola_Lola". She is obsessed with her rank on the site, hoping to be number 1. Her mother is unaware of her career, believing that she works in web development. In one show, Alice simulates suicide on camera by pretending to slit her throat and using fake blood. This earns her large tips and increased popularity. She video chats with Barney, the site's owner, and he suggests they meet while he is in town. In her next show, Alice finally hits the top 50, but barely has a chance to celebrate before her rank starts dropping due to a rival cam girl, Princess_X. Soon, Alice notices that "Lola" is currently streaming even though she is not online. She contacts the site's customer service but they assure her that playing old shows is impossible. Alice is locked out of her account so she logs in to a spare account to watch the show. The "Lola" on-screen responds to Alice's chats, proving that the show is indeed live. The woman on the broadcast looks and acts exactly like the real Alice. Alice's account is banned for attempting to warn viewers of the doppelganger so she creates a new one. Meanwhile, her younger brother Jordan's friends see a stream by the fake Lola, which they then show him. Jordan confronts Alice in front of their mother. Her secret exposed, Alice panics and leaves. The Lola double, meanwhile, stages elaborate shows with more effects, like simulating suicide by gunshot, bringing her rank up. At first, Alice suspects Princess_X is behind this but she is not. She contacts the police but they refuse to help. With no hope, she sees that a cam girl named Baby is advertising an upcoming live show with "Lola" and attempts to get into contact with the girl.
During her meeting with Barney, Alice excuses herself to the bathroom, and "Lola" goes live. Barney sees it and confronts Alice, accusing her of lying about her identity before assaulting her. Alice is able to escape. Alice finds Baby's real name, Hannah Darin. She then finds out that Hannah Darin died in a car crash months ago. The fact that Baby is still broadcasting live means that whatever created the Lola copy also made one of Baby. Alice watches Lola and Baby's live show and identifies other cam girls she believes to be replicas. She notices that all of them have "Tinker" as their top friend and goes to confront him. He tells her he knows about the replicas, but that he is not behind them. He goes to the bathroom to have a private cam session with Lola. Enraged, Alice also interacts with Lola, who does not recognize that Alice is identical to her.
Principal photography began on March 27, 2017.
The film Cam was scheduled to be released on July 18, 2018 (Fantasia) and on November 16, 2018 by Netflix.
The duration of the film is 95 minutes. The film's budget is $1 million.
Cam got high rating from critics.
Official website: netflix.com/title/80177400
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