We live in a time where data has become weaponized. Like it or not, we’re all being tracked and studied by one company or another at any given time. But what if that threat was more immediate and physically dangerous than targeted advertisements and political manipulation? What if all of the data you release into the ether was used to learn everything there is to know about you—and then somehow used to both kill you and frame you all at the same time? That’s the relatively far-fetched, but totally entertaining, setup for Veena Sud’s The Stranger.
The Stranger stars Maika Monroe (It Follows, The Guest) Dane DeHaan (Chronicle, A Cure for Wellness), and Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap). With 8 episodes currently available on Quibi, this “movie told in chapters” is one of the more exciting new offerings in the horror space. Social media/ride share films are a dime a dozen these days, but The Stranger is wrapped up in what might be the slickest presentation of them all. You owe it to yourself to give it a shot.
Still not sold? Check out the new story featurette below, and let us know what you think on Twitter @ModernHorrors!