What would really get to people these days? I guess one of the creepiest things would be a story about a guy who discovers a girl on Facebook but when he goes to meet her she isn't what he thought she was. Something about this scenario really doesn't surprise me. Doesn't this happen all the time? I guess this example is a bit more elaborate.
Catfish was advertised in a way that led me to believe it would be a pretty disturbing movie. I thought it was a mock documentary similar to the likes of The Last Exorcism or Paranormal Activity. Catfish isn't like those movies at all, apparently it's actually a real documentary and their isn't any supernatural crazy murdering shit going down either. It doesn't get all Texas Chainsaw Massacre but I kinda wish it did.
I kinda wish the woman wasn't a woman at all but instead a demon. Yes, I wish this movie was some weird demented spin off sequel to The Exorcist in present day. The Devil gave up taking real estate in little girls heads and moved on to bigger and better things. He decided to hack a woman's Facebook and got a young man to come meet at his barn. But its not a barn, oh no siree! NOT A BARN AT ALL, YA DUMB FUCK. IT BE THE SEVENTH GATE WAY TO HELL. Like in Fulci's The Beyond. Ya feel me, doggy?
But sadly none of what I just said happens...
Instead Catfish is a sorta sad movie, at least that's how I saw it. The person I saw the movie with also thought it was sad but almost kinda beautiful. I would agree. I won't give away the ending for anyone that wants to see it but I don't think it'll come as a big surprise either. In a way we are all doing the same actions as the woman from Catfish. We all are updating our status and changing our profile picture in the hopes that someone will "like" it. We are a people that want to be loved in any way possible and at all costs. We hide the bad stuff and show off the good. The woman in Catfish is a great person, but she is unhappy with herself and her life. Lucky for her and some of us that there is a website though where you can be whoever you want. Just as long as nobody comes to actually meet you.