Review by Monique Thompson
Step into a virtual reality nightmare. Desperately in need of money to care for a sick parent, Jenny (Elizabeth Morris) takes a job supervising children at a learning center for gifted students. But when she and two other new employees are ushered into a maximum-security underground bunker where eerily robotic children are outfitted with augmented reality glasses, Jenny finds herself thrust into a disturbing technological experiment in which she is an unwitting player in a terrifying virtual game. This future shock brain-bender is a creepy kids thriller for our tech-addicted culture.
In this very interesting and futuristic horror film, Let’s Be Evil follows two young girls as they become the latest players in an underground bunker being governed by robotic adolescents. The kids each sport virtual reality like glasses to take part in what can be considered a menacing virtual game.The main character Jenny, who also happens to be a co-writer for the film, unknowingly becomes the lead in the game and has very good on-screen chemistry with the supporting lead Cassandra.
While most of the film is quite weird and definitely something different, the quality of the film doesn’t look or feel as low-budget as some indie films usually do. That quality alone helps the film to not be a total dud. The special effects are actually not bad and precisely used at the right moments during the film. Also, the ending has a nice twist so it takes away from being another predictable movie.
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