Take This Lollipop is described as ‘an interactive horror film about Facebook’, but for me it was more of a poorly acted farce.
It hooks up to your Facebook account, and gains access to all public information and posts, then shows a ‘creepy’ guy becoming obsessed with you.
SPOILERS AHEAD, GUYS!
He looks at your friends list. Mine featured such close friends as: people I haven’t seen since school, and Atomic Robo!
Then he looks through some posts. I think he’s supposed to see the posts on my timeline, but I think I post so rarely, that it couldn’t find any recent ones. Instead, it showed him looking at posts from the pages I like, mainly from the Queen page.
My favourite part was when he looked at the camera, and all illusion of creepiness was immediately lost. A better actor, or perhaps better direction is in order.
Finally, he looks at your photos. Trouble is, my photos aren’t photos of me. They’re mainly drawings or artwork. Take a look through my blog. These are the kind of pictures he was looking at. Eventually, he’s seen stroking one, but it was a drawing of a tiger, so… yeah… I actually had to stifle a laugh at that point.
The second act of the film is when he goes to find you. First, he looks at your location, for me it says ‘Paignton, England’. He then searches it in Google maps, and I’m expected to believe that from such vague information he knows exactly where I live, as he then drives to my house to kill me.
And then the final joke of it all is the red razor blade lollipop at the end. It has your name on it written on some tape. But that’s not all. beneath, it says “[name of random friend]’s next.” But unfortunately, it picked a ‘friend’ I haven’t seen since school and never even really knew or considered a friend.
All in all, I think either I’m doing Facebook right, or Take This Lollipop is doing it wrong. Either way, as ‘horror’ films go, it’s good for a few laughs.
UPDATE: Reading other people’s reactions to this, I’ve found that apparently at the end he has your profile picture taped to his dashboard. Firstly, mine’s a drawing again, not actually me. But secondly, when I re-watched it, it was just a blank piece of paper. I’m so disappointed. >.<