One of the things that excites me about doing this list every year is getting the word out on a few smaller flicks that the majority has never even heard of. I’ve been excited to talk about We’re All Going to the World’s Fair since I saw it. No movie got under my skin in a more subtle and unique way in the past year than this one. It’s hard to define, and that’s kind of what I love about it. Here is the IMDB synopsis.
Alone in her attic bedroom, teenager Casey becomes immersed in an online role-playing horror game, wherein she begins to document the changes that may or may not be happening to her.
I will say right up front. Much like yesterday, today’s movie is not going to be for everyone. But while The Sadness is not for everyone because it’s so over-the-top aggressive and depraved, We’re All Going to the World’s Fair is not for everyone because of the exact opposite reason. It’s slow and methodic. Some people will be totally bored by it. For those with a short attention span, this movie is not for you. This film takes its time. It has a narrative that doesn’t follow the typical rules of story. It has lengthy segments where the camera doesn’t cut for 5 or 6 minutes at a time, and most of that time you’re solely watching a person staring at a computer screen. And yet, saying all that, for those that appreciate the more subtle and unnerving horror, this movie affected me. When all is said and done, every viewer will take something different out of it. Every viewer will have a different theory of what they watched. And every viewer will have a distinct opinion of how they feel after watching it. Yes, it’s slow. But I loved it. It’s more of an experience than a straightforward film, and to me this is what I love about horror. It can come in all shapes and sizes. For those looking for something a little… different, this movie fits the bill.
Where to Watch: Streaming on HBOMax, or on PPV
Food/Drink Pairing: 5-Hour Energy and a bowl of cotton candy