aka Lighthouse 2014 Written by Dean Orion
Directed by Vanessa Parise PopFan is an amazing Lifetime flick that gives a truly disturbing take on the obsessive fan. It rises far above being simply a gender-swapped Misery to become a twisted tale of mental illness, obsession, and a critique of pop stars sexing up their image in an attempt to escape a squeaky clean background.
Chelsea Kane plays the pop princess Ava Maclaine is a pop star who is Miley Cyrus. Her hobbies are living life and partying, which means getting drunk and getting crunk. Ava has just put out her latest video and song, featuring a sexed up music video (yet still far less racy than you’ll see in many pop star’s videos!) She still has her boyfriend from her child-friendly days, Curtis Flemming, who has gone on to become a boring investment banker. Curtis is not in the mood to put up with her crazy party antics anymore, so Ava decides to make him jealous by dancing with a hot guy. And a hot girl! All of this is filmed on multiple cell phones, including the resulting fight with Curtis. Curtis congratulates her on making a video that will top her music video in views.
Ava then takes a long drive in the country to try to relax and think and write songs. She eventually ends up in Maine, and pumping her own gas. Or at least attempting to, she has help from a friendly service employee named Xavier. He warns here there is a Nor’easter coming and driving soon won’t be safe, but she continues anyway. Soon it is pouring rain and her car spins out and off the road. She awakens in a bed, with Xavier bringing her food and explaining he pulled her out of her burning car.
This alone is obviously creepy. By the next day, Xavier reveals they are in a lighthouse, and there is no phone line, no cell phone reception, and no internet. And the weather is still terrible, so they are trapped there. Xavier seems friendly, showing off the lighthouse and the work he’s been doing to the place. But he still has a creepy vibe. It soon comes apparent that he’s not all together mentally. He is physically insistent she not go into a certain room. His mood changes suddenly and dramatically. He keeps making excuses as to why they can’t go somewhere so she can contact her family to let them know she’s okay. Continue reading →
I made the sauce with placenta leftover from when I kidnapped Britney Spears!
[adrotate banner=”1″]What if we gender-swapped Misery and made the victim a pop princess? Then you’d get the upcoming Lifetime Original movie PopFan!
A young pop star looking to recreate herself and her sound on a quiet trip to Maine is caught in a storm, crashes her car, and rescued by a young man who takes her to his secluded lighthouse to recuperate. But she soon discovers that he is not just her rescuer, but a mentally unstable and obsessed fan who believes she is the image created in her videos.
What could be a sensual romance book becomes a disturbing psychological terror thanks to the twist! But just how crazy is this lighthouse guy? I’m guessing pretty crazy, but there is no trailer up yet, so this is all a guess. But I’m pretty accurate with my crazy guesses.
PopFan stars Chelsea Kane – aka Chelsea Staub – who was Meredith Baxter Dimly from Bratz! So I’ll just view PopFan as a sequel to Bratz, because it’s not like we’re going to get a real sequel (unless you count Pretty Little Liars. Maybe we should…) It also stars Nolan Gerard Funk, who has a big enough fanbase they’ve been following the film since it was known as Lighthouse. Yes, Lifetime renamed another flick!
[adrotate banner=”1″]The trailer for Lindsay Lohan’s flick The Canyons has hit, and it’s all retro grindhouse seventies exploitation. This neonoir flick is directed by Paul Schrader and written by Bret Easton Ellis, but let’s be serious, people have only heard of The Canyons because Lindsay Lohan stars in it, and her costar is porn star James Deen. The only suspense is if it will be a trainwreck or not. I personally don’t have anything against Lindsay Lohan, but it is obvious to everyone that her life is on a downward spiral, and there is no one who can stop it except Lindsay Lohan. Watching the same thing happen over and over with various young actresses and singers becomes tiresome. But maybe something will happen that pulls Lohan away from the abyss. I am rooting for her in that aspect, but I think it’s best if she wasn’t starring in movies or doing anything fame related. Though I doubt that will ever happen by choice. Then again, she’s an adult and capable of making her own decisions in life. I’m not sure where I’m going with this, but check out the trailer, anyway.
Check out the canyons outside the window! Well, you could if the shades weren’t down. The Canyons!