Whilst encouraging those selfish enough to sit using their mobile phones in cinemas isn’t something we usually adhere to at the Horror Asylum it seems that Bobby Boermans’ new Dutch horror ‘App’ will be. The movie has been made along with an accompanying app, IRIS, which is equipped with sonic technology that triggers additional content during the showing. Content that includes off-screen text messages between characters, an alternative angle in a scene, and more. J-horror sequel ‘Sadako 3D 2’ tried something similar last year which turned phones into vibrating, flashing and noisy little accompaniments to the main feature. ‘App’ stars the sexy Hannah Hoekstra, Isis Cabolet, Robert de Hoog, Alex Hendrickx and Matthijs van de Sande Bakhuyzen. Check out the poster and new trailer below.
“Anna lives with her best friend Sophie and balances psychology classes with supporting her brother and his recovery following a traumatic motorcycle accident. She’s never far from her cellphone, and after a night of partying in the dorms, Anna wakes up groggy and hungover, only to find that a new app has been inexplicably added to it. Initially helpful and clever, IRIS soon begins behaving mysteriously, answering personal questions it shouldn’t know the answers to and sending inappropriate images to her contacts. When it becomes clear she can’t simply delete the unwanted, evil app, Anna’s efforts to confront it will set in motion a fearful series of events that will put her life, and that of her roommate and her fragile brother, in fatal danger.”
‘App’ will open in theaters from 9 May and will be available on all major digital platforms. To get hold of the IRIS app for iPhone and/or Android just text IRIS to 97-000.
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