This boring mix of psychological drama and horror turned out to be a perfect choice for falling asleep and a movie that anyone could fall asleep to within two or three minutes. Screenwriter and director Jane Schoenbrun’s “We’re All Going to the World’s Fair” had its premiere at Sundance, and was shown at numerous other world festivals, but this low-budget minimalist horror turned out to be one of those true horror movies. The main character, Casey, is a lonely teenager who probably hangs on the computer all day, and one day she will discover something called the World Fair Challenge. This bizarre internet challenge is also called the scariest horror game on the entire internet, and a curious emo girl will join the challenge.
As far as I could understand, the point of this idiotic game is that all those who participate in it post videos of how they change physically and mentally, and it seems monotonous and tiring from start to finish. The main character that we constantly seem to watch via webcams is also annoying, and this somewhat experimental attempt at a variation on “Candyman” was actually, it seems to me, supposed to be a warning against all those massive internet challenges that are supposedly popular among young people, of which many ended tragically as well as the problem of alienation among the younger generations. Of course, over time, Casey will begin to deteriorate mentally and physically and will submit her whole life to participating in this online game, even though the older participant she connected with will warn her that this is not reality. And the ending of the film is the same as the rest, monotonous and unrelated.