Spoiler-Free Review of “Dashcam” on Hulu: Completely Bonkers…

*This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!*

“I am just running away from the madness…”

Dashcam originally released on January 19th 2022, but was added to Hulu’s lineup in October 2022. The found footage horror film stars Annie Hardy, Amar Chadha-Patel, and Angela Enahoro. It runs for approximately an hour and nineteen minutes.

Bored with lockdown, a livestreamer makes the mistake of giving a ride to a stranger who is not as she seems.

Here is the trailer:

Dashcam attempts to capitalize off the success of its predecessor, Host with a similar format, but does it pack the same punch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Impressive camera work.

I’m not a huge fan of found footage films in general. I tend to get dizzy watching them, but I thought this film did a good job with its camera work. There were some crazy and shocking moments toward the end that were really well shot.

Plenty of gross out gore…

I could have done without a lot of the extreme gross out visuals, but if that’s your kind of thing, you’ll find plenty of it in this film.

The Cons:

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One of the most annoying characters I have ever witnessed…

I almost turned this movie off several times before we got to anything weird or scary because the main character was just so unlikable and annoying. Her livestream show, “BandCar” was ridiculous. I didn’t find any humor in this at all. I just found her to be so obnoxious, which made me lose my patience with the rest of the film.

I get trying to portray the type of livestreamer you might see during the pandemic, but I thought Deadstream on Shudder did a much better job with this.

Silly and immature plot with very little going for it…

Other than the extreme gross out moments (which I was not a fan of) and some of the violent acts caught on film, by the time I got to the end of this movie I was grateful it was over. I really wasn’t a fan of this one, which was extremely disappointing since I thoroughly enjoyed Host.

I think there were a lot of missed opportunities in this film and any potential glimmers of greatness were completely stifled by its loud and annoying main character.

So am I in or out?

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Unfortunately I’m out on this one…

I’m all for something different and unique, but this film wasted a lot of its opportunities on silly fluff which took away from any true moments of horror.

If you’re into found footage horror films with livestreamers at the center, I’d recommend watching Deadstream instead, which really nailed the horror comedy angle.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Dashcam in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

I live in Long Island, NY. I am obsessed with TV, movies, reading and writing! My top TV shows are Lost, Breaking Bad, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Prison Break, Charmed, Veronica Mars, and Beverly Hills 90210. My dog, Honey, loves TV too!

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