We’re All Going to the World’s Fair (CREDIT: Utopia/Screenshot)

Starring: Anna Cobb, Michael J. Rogers

Director: Jane Schoenbrun

Running Time: 86 Minutes

Rating: Unrated

Release Date: April 15, 2022 (Theaters)

When writing movie reviews, I often ask myself, “Would I like to do what the title is telling us to do?” And what do you know, We’re All Going to the World’s Fair is basically tailor-made for that. The “world’s fair” that the characters are “going to” is really some sort of viral online challenge that supposedly results in a mysterious illness after you make a video declaring your intentions. It’s all vague enough to dismiss as hogwash, some hauntingly off-putting images notwithstanding. So if I do attempt to go to this here World’s Fair, I probably have nothing to worry about. But as with similar legends like Bloody Mary or Candyman, why risk it? Although, there’s also a segment that features an 8-bit video game version of the World’s Fair Challenge, and I’d kinda like that to be real.

Grade: All’s Fair in the Endless Stream of Internet Videos