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‘Megan is Missing’ writer warns users as movie goes viral on TikTok

Published: 15/Nov/2020 17:06 Updated: 15/Nov/2020 17:08

by Georgina Smith

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Writer and Director Michael Goi has issued several warnings to TikTok users after his horror film Megan is Missing started going viral on the platform, letting users know the last point in the movie they can turn back before things get truly horrifying.

There’s nothing TikTok loves more than an inside reference, and it doesn’t take long for posts, items, or films to pick up traction on the app. As more people make vague references to something crazy, more and more people get curious to find out for themselves what all the fuss is about.

Sometimes it can be as harmless as the ‘I ain’t never seen two pretty best friends’ video that spiralled into a meme reaching every corner of the internet, not just TikTok, seemingly inexplicably.

Cover art for horror film Megan is Missing

But sometimes users will find crazy, and often downright disturbing cultural phenomena on their internet travels, and want to share the experience with their TikTok followers. One such phenomena is the psychological horror found-footage movie Megan is Missing.

Megan is Missing goes viral on TikTok

Several users have gone viral with their videos about the film, getting likes in the hundreds of thousands as they share their story about the disturbing film. “If you are thinking of watching Megan is Missing, please don’t,” user lilnutmegg wrote. “I love horror/thriller/murder mysteries and I can watch them very easily, but this one I will never ever forget. I couldn’t even finish it.”

@lilnutmeggjust take my word for it please. & if you want to know more about it before watching pls ask me ##meganismissing ##fyp ##BeKind ##OnHold ##foryoupage♬ original sound – AntiNightcore

User bella.clare got over 370,000 likes for her video where she showed clips of herself before watching and during the movie, her facial expressions getting progressively more disturbed.

@bella.clareplease watch this film at your own risk. It is something i will never watch again . i am forever traumatized. ##meganismissing ##OnHold ##BeKind ##fyp♬ original sound – AntiNightcore

In fact, people were becoming so upset by the movie, that writer Michael Goi needed to hop online to issue a warning before people watched the 2011 found-footage film.

“I got a text from Amber Perkins, the lead actress in my movie, that it was exploding on TikTok at the moment, and I didn’t get to give youtube customary warnings that I used to give people before they watched Megan is Missing.”

@michaelgoi##meganismissing♬ original sound – Michael Goi

“Do not watch the movie in the middle of the night. Do not watch the movie alone. And if you see the words ‘photo number one’ pop up on your screen, you have about four seconds to shut off the movie if you’re already kind of freaking out, before you start seeing things you maybe don’t want to see.

The film is available to rent on YouTube, Google Play, and iTunes, and while Michael’s warning may have deterred some from checking it out, there’s no doubt it will have spurred others on even more.

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Dave Chappelle finally tells Joe Rogan when he’ll do a full podcast

Published: 26/Nov/2020 20:34

by Theo Salaun

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The Joe Rogan Experience podcast enjoyed a relatively brief appearance by Dave Chappelle on an episode with Donnell Rawlings. And, to the joy of Rogan and Chappelle’s fans, the two set a tentative date for a full show together.

Rogan’s audience is gigantic and, as such, the names on his guest list frequently are as well. But, despite murmings of interest, Chappelle has long eluded one of the podcaster’s extensive interviews. That may soon change, as the iconic comedian confirmed that this new JRE setup in Austin suits his fancies and merits a full appearance.

A little over two hours into Rogan’s episode, No. 1,567, with Rawlings, headsets plopped off, seats got shifted, and both host and guest stood up to make way for a surprise appearance by Chappelle. Rawlings was glad to reunite with his friend from the Chappelle Show and Rogan seemed excited to finally get the comedian on the mic.

All it took was a new bunker studio in Austin, a lit joint, and a cup of coffee before the three were back to talking topics and, without much prying, Chappelle offered to come back on the show for a full episode. The tentative date for that episode? Soon after the presidential inauguration.

For mobile users, the segment begins at 2:30:20.

While spending about an hour chatting would sound like a full podcast to most people, that’s far from what Rogan’s fans have come to expect from his show. So, while Chappelle’s stint on the episode was substantial, he was acutely aware that a more thorough appearance was deserved.

After dapping up Rogan and Rawlings, Chappelle took his seat, got situated with some grass and caffeine, and eventually began discussing how much he enjoys Austin, Texas, along with the new studio.

Joe Rogan interviewing Conor mcgregor
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From the ring to the studio, Rogan’s repertoire of interesting interviewees is boundless.

“I like this setup a lot, man. It feels homey. You actually just tricked me into doing a podcast. I’m going to come and do it for real, for real. As a matter of fact, I should come after the inauguration.” 

Rogan, who has mentioned wanting Chappelle on the show numerous times, including in December 2019, was fully on board with the scheduling opportunity: “Let’s do it. That sounds great.”