Not only is the Internet going to kill you, but this time the specific app out for blood is Snapchat! (Or whatever they call the film’s knockoff version!) Watch Your Back is another of Lifetime’s films in the killer internet genre, and someone is turning the Ghostface Chillah into a potential Ghostface Killah on poor Sarah, and I don’t mean the guy from Wu-Tang Clan! At last, a point for Snapchat beyond sending nude photos that are totally not being saved on a server somewhere.
Despite the Snapchat erasing all evidence plot focus, the trailer seems to show the guy calling on the phone and also leaving graffiti around the house, which makes me wonder about the whole “no evidence” thing, but let’s just ignore that plot problem until the film comes out.
Lifetime jiggled their schedule around a bit, bumping Watch Your Back (previously known as Killer Photo) up two weeks and dropping all mention of Killer Crush, which was originally scheduled for March 7th. Or their long term scheduling is just messed up, which wouldn’t be a surprise as they’ve moved things around before, just never so soon before airtime (that I can recall).
Sarah’s life is finally where she wants it to be… recently married to her doting husband and the new mother to his adorable 6-year-old daughter, she balances her family life with a high-powered marketing job. But when Sarah starts receiving threatening texts and photos of herself on her cell phone, her perfect life starts to unravel. Unable to prove to the police that she is being harassed because the messages disappear as soon as she opens them, Sarah takes it upon herself to find out who her stalker is….and the shocking reason why she has been targeted.
The most shocking thing about Watch Your Back isn’t that Snapchat is being used for something besides illicit nudes, but that Rolfe Kanefsky wrote the script. The mastermind behind the dozens of Cinemax Emanuelle movies Rolfe Kanefsky! Jason Furukawa directs, he’s done mostly television and assistant directing work, besides something called My Babysitter Is an Alien that probably sounds better than it is.
Watch Your Back stars AnnaLynne McCord (The Christmas Parade), Mark Ghanimé (Helix), Gracyn Shinyei (A Cookie Cutter Christmas), Darla Taylor (Stolen from the Womb), Brent Stait (Sea Beast), and Jody Thompson (Alien Trespass).
Watch Your Back premieres Saturday, March 7th on Lifetime!