Horror Flick GETAWAY Based on 'Momo Challenge' Gets Cast and Director
Just a few months ago, parents were in a panic as rumors were flying around the internet that children’s videos on YouTube were being infiltrated by a distorted faced lady who looked like a live female version of the old Scream movie mask, who was graphically instructing children on how to harm and even kill themselves. Police looked into the claims and ended up declaring the whole thing a hoax, but there were of course copycats and videos made of the claims that were really scary and upsetting to anyone that watched them.
So while all that is fresh in people’s minds, why not make a horror movie about the character to capitalize on the whole thing? Cue the movie already in development, Getaway. Here’s the synopsis for the film from Deadline:
“The flick follows a group of unsuspecting teenagers who, in their last summer before college, find themselves in a secluded cabin in the woods where unusual occurrences unfold. In ghost story fashion, one tells the story of the urban legend, MOMO, a strange spirit of a bird-like woman that taunts its victims with specific personal details and violent commands via text message and phone calls. What starts out as a harmless prank soon turns more sinister over the next 24 hours as the teens start disappearing without any motive or pattern.”
The cast includes Stef Beaton, Alex Brown, Georgie Storm Waite, Rianne Senining, and Charlotte Spencer. Getaway is expected in theaters on October 19th. Are you down with Momo?