Casey is a lonely and introverted teenager who decides to participate in the World’s Fair challenge, a disturbing online role-playing game. After publishing a series of videos where she shares her dream experiences with the rest of the users, a mysterious person contacts her claiming to see something special in the clips she uploads.
In We’re All Going To The World’s Fair’s, non-binary filmmaker Jane Schoenbrun introduces us to the fascinating and terrifying world of creepypastas, horror-themed short stories collected and shared through forums, blogs and YouTube videos. Casey, a Generation Z kid with a troubled mind, actively participates in this digital universe blurring the lines between reality and fiction, which are experienced only through a screen. And you never know who may be on the other side watching you.
Strangely magnetic and highly sensory, the viewing of We’re All Going To The World’s Fair’s is an indescribable experience that needs an active and willing viewer. It’s a trip to the most inhospitable corners of the Internet, also filled with ASMR sessions, strange viral TikTok dances, a great well of loneliness and above all, a desperate desire for human connection.
Direction: Jane Schoenbrun
Screenplay: Jane Schoenbrun
Cast: Anna Cobb, Michael Rogers
Cinematography: Daniel Patrick Carbone
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Fantastic
Contact: Reel Suspect
2021: Sundance Film Festival
2021: Fantasia International Film Fest
2021: New Directors/New Films