Directed by: Eugene Kotylarenko
Written by: Eugene Kotylarenko, Gene McHugh
Starring: Joe Keery, David Arquette, Mischa Barton, Sasheer Zamata, Kyle Mooney, Frankie Grande.
Spree is about a young guy who becomes thirsty for fame on social media to where he ends up live-streaming a ride-share on a killing spree, from his car, to get views and recognition, and the fame he desperately wants and will stop at nothing to get what he wants.
I saw this film advertised earlier this year and planned to see it in the cinema, but unfortunately due to COVID-19, this was not possible due to cinema’s being closed. I then saw this was being dropped onto Netflix soon, when browsing the “coming soon to Netflix” menu and had this on my “remind me” list for when it dropped, which was today; 31/12/2020. Considering this film was initially released in August 2020, I was shocked to discover such a recent film to come to Netflix, but glad it has.
Spree is more of a horror style film, with the comedy element, and as much as I had been looking forward to this film it was strange to see Joe Keery play such a strange character, named Kurt, who thinks he is good at “killing sprees” but is told he isn’t and it is why he isn’t going viral, as he desperately wants.
This film was crazy from start to finish, and although I enjoy Joe Keery as the loveable character we all know him for, at Steve, in Stranger Things, Joe really played the part of a psychotic Spree Driver who kills to get views and acknowledgement. Although Kurt is completely unhinged, he still ends up, strangely, as a likeable guy in some bizarre way.
I recommend this film, as it is now available to watch on Netflix UK now. Give it a watch and let me know what you think. Upon reading a few different reviews on this film, they have all said it is compared to Black Mirror and American Psycho (2000), which to some level I agree. Take what you want from that, but watch the film and see for yourself. Just never accept a water bottle from a taxi driver, that is all I am saying… want to know why? Watch the film and find out…
I thoroughly enjoyed Spree, and despite it being a low budget film, it was great to watch, not quite a full 5-star rating, due to a few reasons within the film and some of the scenes, but high enough for the rating I have provided. I have already recommended it to a few friends to watch later.
I give this film a 4 star rating!