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Netflix acquires Blumhouse chiller “CAM” out of Fantasia

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 | Uncategorized

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Hot on the news that Daniel Goldhaber’s CAM has won a pair of awards at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival, where it made its world premiere, comes word that it has been picked up for distribution.

Variety reports that Netflix has grabbed CAM, with release plans yet to be announced. A production of Blumhouse, Gunpowder & Sky and Divide/Conquer, the movie was scripted by Isa Mazzei, based on her own experiences as an on-line “cam girl.” Madeline Brewer (THE HANDMAID’S TALE, BRAID) stars as Alice, who does erotic on-line shows using the name Lola. When she discovers that her channel has been taken over by an exact duplicate of herself, her life becomes a sometimes surreal nightmare as she fights to reclaim her identity. The cast also includes Patch Darragh, Melora Walters, Devin Druid, Michael Dempsey and Samantha Robinson (THE LOVE WITCH).

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).