Franck Khalfoun, director of P2 and 2012’s stylish, grisly Maniac remake returns with i-Lived, a horror film based in technology and increasing stakes of self-destruction.
In i-Lived, “Josh Fosse is a 20-something guy whose life is going nowhere. His girl left, his rent is late, and he lacks a real job. He is trying to make it as an app reviewer online and decides to review a self help app called i-Lived for fun. He’s signs on and immediately his life turns around. He meets the girl of his dreams and he gets a job offer he can’t refuse. Convinced it’s him and not the app, he signs out… and loses everything. He signs on again but this time the terms are different, the app is asking him to do things that are out of his moral comfort zone… but essential to becoming the success the app tells him he can be.”
On one hand, i-Lived looks terribly silly, the type of film with something to say about Modern Living, but not an authentic connection to it. On the other, there may be demons in this app, so that’s fun.
i-Lived is out from XLrator in theaters on July 3rd and on VOD/iTunes July 7th. Find images and trailer, below.