The Internet phenomenon of the Momo Challenge may have been just a hoax, but the horrible Momo creature will be real in the next horror movie. Get away. Directed by Lilton Stewart III, the film will be directly inspired by the terrifying creature that came to be known as Momo. Confirmed to star in the film are Stef Beaton, Alex Brown, Georgie Storm Waite, Rianne Senining and Charlotte Spencer. The production will be a collaboration between Emagine Content and November 11th Pictures with SorenFilms Productions and Lady of the Light Productions.
A description of the plot of the film has also been revealed. Follow a group of teenage college students who stay in a secluded cabin in the woods, which is always something smart in a horror movie. One of the teenagers tells the others about the urban legend of Momo, a "strange spirit of a woman similar to a bird that mocks its victims with specific personal details and violent orders through text messages and phone calls". What is intended to be a joke becomes much more deadly when teenagers play the game and begin to disappear, one by one.
The story of the deception of Momo Challenge dates back to 2016, when the Japanese artist Keisuke Aisawa created a ghost sculpture to be exhibited publicly. With bulging creatures, mouth-shaped beak, human bads, bald body and avian feet, the creature is pure nightmarish fuel. We went quickly to last year, when reports of something called Momo Challenge began to flood social networks. According to widely shared social media publications, it was an online game with a character named Momo who convinced the children to hurt themselves or commit suicide in a painful and violent way. The monstrous sculpture of Aisawa was used to represent Momo in the messages, which led to widespread panic online. However, no police department has confirmed a link between actual suicides or incidents of children who have harmed themselves or others as a result of the Momo Challenge.
Momo is not the only internet boogeyman who inspires horror movies. Last years Slenderman was based on the creepypasta character of the same name, which was first created on the Internet in 2009. Described as a tall, thin humanoid with a dark suit and a face with no distinctive features, Slender Man generally appears as a sinister figure that stalks in the Shadows and prey on children. The character also appeared in the movie of 2015. Always looking: a story about Marble Hornets. Due to the rapidity with which Momo's deception spread over the Internet, the character is now as well known as Slender Man, so it is not surprising to see a movie about the creature.
As of now, there is no information on when we can expect to see the launch of Get away. Needless to say, if you were horrified by the images of Momo that flooded your social media feeds last year, this could be a movie to avoid. As it is, the mere appearance of Momo is a nightmarish material, so perhaps the creature makes an easy transition to horror movies. This information comes to us courtesy of Deadline.