In honor of Halloween, let’s talk about the movie Catfish. This was a horribly marketed “documentary” by Paranormal Activity 3 directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman starring younger cinematographer bro Nev Schulman.
Horribly marketed because it was a horror movie in the way that Fatal Attraction or The Crying Game are. I don’t like false pretenses, especially when I’m shelling out $10.50 for said pretenses. (Spoiler ahead)…
Catfish was a decent movie in terms of tension but the “big scare” revolved around a slightly overweight older woman with red hair. Anyway, the new show (Catfish: The TV Show) by Ariel and Nev is coming soon to MTV and promises more unhealthy doses of reality.
“No show is the same: Every episode of the series is completely unique and deals with two people who have somehow, by the wild and unpredictable science of the Internet, found one another,” [Nev] Schulman explains.
“Each episode starts with a love story. People reach out to me because they’re in love or serious-like, and they would like to meet this person so that they can fall in love or see if love is there.”