|Rating: 7.1/10 (189,222 votes)
Director: Josh Trank
Writer: Max Landis (screenplay), Max Landis (story), Josh Trank (story)
Stars: Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly
Runtime: 84 min
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Released: 03 Feb 2012
|Plot: Whilst attending a party, three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery underground. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides.|
Seattle teenager Andrew Detmer starts videotaping his life; his mother Karen is dying of cancer and his alcoholic father Richard is verbally and physically abusive. At school, Andrew is frequently bullied.
Andrew’s cousin Matt invites him to a party to help him meet people, but Andrew’s filming causes an altercation with an attendee and he leaves despondent. He is persuaded by popular student Steve to record something strange that he and Matt have found in the woods. The trio enters a hole in the ground, where they hear a loud strange noise and discover a large glowing blue crystalline object which turns red, and gives them painful nosebleeds. As the crystalline object begins to react violently, the camera cuts out. Weeks later, Andrew, Matt, and Steve record themselves as they display telekinetic abilities, but begin bleeding from their noses when they overexert themselves. They develop a close friendship and begin using their abilities to play pranks, but when Andrew accidentally pushes a rude motorist off the road and into a river, Matt insists that they restrict the use of their powers, particularly against living things.