MTV Series Based On Horror Documentary ‘Catfish’ Debuts Nov. 12

In honor of Halloween, let’s talk about the movie CatfishThis 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.”

Prepare for more terrors. If you’re naturally voyeuristic you may enjoy watching people who have never met arrange coffee or dinner dates after possibly pretending to be someone else online, whether in personality or appearance. (Hint: one guy is married).

Read: Exclusive ‘Catfish: The TV Show’ Trailer

One thought on “MTV Series Based On Horror Documentary ‘Catfish’ Debuts Nov. 12

  1. Thanks for the read! This show has definitely started off to be a good one so far, and I’m actually very intrigued to see how the rest of the season plays out. I honestly never heard about the movie until I watched the first episode with a coworker at DISH the other day too, so I’ll have to check that out as well. I think the entire aspect of both the film and TV show is very interesting, and it really does just go to show you never really know who you are talking with online. I’ll be watching the show each week to see how it goes, and I’ll also be adding the movie to my Blockbuster @Home queue from DISH to check out in a couple of days. It’s always nice to come across films to check out that I’ve never heard of without having to spend a lot of money to watch it; especially one as interesting as this.


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