- Stephen King gave his stamp of approval to Netflix and Blumhouse’s new thriller, “Cam,” on Monday.
- “Loved CAM, on Netflix. Great lead performance by Madeline Brewer,” King tweeted.
- Critics also love the movie, which has a 95% Rotten Tomatoes critic score.
“Cam,” a new psychological thriller from Blumhouse – the production company behind the latest “Halloween” and “Get Out” – dropped on Netflix on Friday. Not only has it received glowing reviews, but horror master Stephen King praised it, as well.
King tweeted on Monday, “Loved CAM, on Netflix. Great lead performance by Madeline Brewer.”
Loved CAM, on Netflix. Great lead performance by Madeline Brewer.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) November 20, 2018
Blumhouse responded to the tweet with, “Huge compliment from you!!”
Here’s Netflix’s description for the film: “When an impersonator takes over her profile, cam girl Alice sets out to solve her own identity theft and regain control of her online persona.”
“Cam,” directed by Daniel Goldhaber, has a 95% Rotten Tomatoes critic score, and reviews have also praised Brewer’s performance. Brian Tallerico wrote for RogerEbert.com that the film “has two things going for it that instantly elevate it above a lot of genre product: a great concept and an even better performance.”
Slate’s Inkoo Kang compared the movie to Netflix’s sci-fi anthology series, “Black Mirror.”
“If the first half of ‘Cam’ is pleasantly episodic and purringly tense, the latter half-in which Alice searches for her hacker-is clever, inventive, and wonderfully evocative,” Kang wrote. “A kind of ‘Black Mirror’ for cam girls, its frights are limited to this tiny slice of the web, but no less resonant for that.”
The movie follows another recent horror hit from Netflix, TV series “The Haunting of Hill House,” which King also loved. “Hill House” has generated praise from horror fans and critics alike, and currently has a 90% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes. Between that, “Cam,” “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” and more, Netflix has delivered quality content for horror fans this season.
“Cam” is now streaming on Netflix and playing in select theaters.