The 2011 controversial Found Footage film Megan Is Missing has gone viral on the internet over the last 24/48 hours after a user on the social media platform TikTok posted a reaction video to the film that’s been banned in New Zealand.
Megan Is Missing is about a popular 14-year-old girl named Megan (Rachael Quinn) and her social outcast friend Amy (Amber Perkins) and their social lives on and off social media which goes out of control after Megan goes to meet a 17-year-old boy named Josh who she’s been chatting with online and then goes missing. Amy then looks on the dark web and discovers that Megan has appeared on torture porn sites and reports it to the authorities shortly before she goes missing herself.
The film has been controversial due to the graphic sexual nature involving the two leads (who were in their 20s at the time of filming) especially towards the climax of the film that involves showing Amy being raped and murdered. It was because of this many people who are seeing the film for the first time without warning are deeply disturbed and taken to social media voicing their distress.
This prompted Amy Perkins to contact the film’s director Michael Goi made the following statement:
I got a text from Amber Perkins, the lead actress in my movie, that it’s exploding on TikTok at the moment. I didn’t get to give you the customary warnings that I used to give people before they watched Megan Is Missing, which are: do not watch the movie in the middle of the night, do not watch the movie alone, and if you see the words ‘Photo No. 1’ pop up on your screen, you have about four seconds to shut off the movie if you’re already kind of freaking out before you start seeing things that maybe you don’t want to see,”
Apologies to those who are already posting about how the movie is already freaked them out. Fair warning to those of you who are still contemplating watching the film,”