“We’re All Going To The World’s Fair” looks like one of the trippiest and disturbing films to come out this year.
The film premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival to rave review, currently rocking an 89% on Rotten Tomatoes from 46 reviews. The film is written/directed by Jane Schoenbrun, who made her directorial debut with the film.
WAGTTWF follows the story of a young girl (Anna Cobb), who decides it’s a good idea to join the latest creepypasta internet meme craze by doing the “Candyman”-esque World’s Fair challenge. After saying a phrase a few times in a row, she begins her dark descent into the unknown, all in the hopes of achieving some sort of internet fame.
One of the film’s most intriguing elements is an eerie ambient and acoustic score from indie musician Alex G, which you can hear hints of in the ASMR-inducing trailer.
Utopia releases “We’re All Going to the World’s Fair” April 15 at BAM and the Quad Cinema in New York, with a nationwide expansion (including the Landmark Westwood in Los Angeles) and digital release April 22.