Spoiler-Free Review of “Influencer” on Shudder: Wickedly Fun Thriller

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

“Traveling is all about experiencing new things…”

Influencer premiered on Shudder on May 26th 2023. The horror-thriller film stars Emily Tennant, Cassandra Naud, and Rory J. Saper. It runs for approximately 92 minutes.

A social media influencer seeks inspiration in Thailand when she befriends a woman named CW, who offers to show her the local hot spots. But CW’s interest in the woman takes an unexpected and dark turn.

Here is the trailer:

Influencer takes a stab at the dangers of “becoming famous” on social media, exploring a disturbing take on obsession and the desire to be known. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…

The Pros:

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Fresh take on the social media genre…

I’ve seen way too many films about this lately, but I have to say that Influencer presented the audience with a unique take on things. It crafted the perfect balance of a Single White Female-esque obsession in today’s world without overthinking things. The idea may not be new, but I thought the execution was really entertaining and twisted, making this an interesting watch overall.

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Super strong start and finish!

Wow, I was completely hooked by the opening of this movie. It took me for surprise in such a gut-wrenching way. The ending was FANTASTIC and so bad-ass. I absolutely loved it. 

The Cons:

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Goes off course in the middle…

While this film started off with a bang and stuck the landing, the middle was a little murky and confusing. It was still interesting enough and it held my attention, but I was worried about where the film was going and I think it lost its way a little bit. The pacing also slowed down as well, but luckily things picked up.

So am I in or out?

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I’m in!!!

Deranged and disturbing with plenty of shocking moments sprinkled in.

I thoroughly enjoyed my watch and recommend this one…especially if you enjoy films like Single White Female, The Roomate, and Swimfan.

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


Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

This competition is killer…

When former friends, Shay and Adriana team up to participate in a Halloween scavenger hunt with a cash prize, they temporarily put their differences aside to outsmart their opponents. However, they soon start to realize that a dangerous threat is playing their own version of the game, stalking them during each hunt.

Winning is now a necessity as their lives are at stake. As old wounds and memories re-surface, Shay and Adriana attempt to unmask the threat before the night is over, but soon learn that Scream Hunt is not done with them just yet…

My young adult horror thriller is out now! I hope you enjoy!

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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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