Written by Scotty
With so much of our lives being on social network sites these days, it is hard to just put it down, even for a moment as they continue to update. Without these sites, how would we be able to keep up with what our friends and family are doing at all times? Some people are able to live without these sites, but for most of us, it has become a staple for communication, leaving the phone and letters a thing of the past.
Sam has just broken up with her boyfriend via the social network on New Year’s Eve. Not wanting to go into a spiral of depression, she still wants to hang out with her friends as they will have a great party going on. Meeting up with her friends and being off of the grid for once, Sam is ready to have a good time, even though she would rather be away from everything.
As darkness falls and the party starts to pick up, strange reports are coming over the social network and news talking about people killing each other. Being told to stay indoors and not to let anyone in, the group is looking for answers. Tuning into their network circles, they see messages of love and loss, but are not able to get ahold of anyone after their posts, and they do not know what to do. Being sent a live link, the group sees a young girl that had to kill her best friend to survive. Trying to figure out what caused this to happen, the group tries to talk to her, but there is something strange happening in her head and she changes right before their eyes.
Antisocial follows a group of friends on New Year’s Eve that are just looking to have a good time. With everyone being tied up in the social networking sites, they are making sure to post everything about the party, invite more people and make sure that the world understands what they are missing. With some sporadic reports coming out about people killing each other, the group does not give it much thought, until names that they recognize start coming in. Checking their sites and posts, the group does not know what is really happening, but when a strange signal comes through their devices, it is too late to not become infected with the virus that is moving throughout the outside world.
An interesting thought of what could happen if our social networking sites were to become infected with some sort of virus. It is kind of a scary thought since everyone is connected on these and there is really no way to police what is going on. Could the technology that was created to help us, end up being our end? Not the first time this thought has come into movies, but this one provides a different way of showing our species goodbye. Stay Scared.