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Triggered (2019)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror, Thriller | 9 July 2019 (USA)
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Two teenagers fake an attack by a legendary serial killer for a little attention, but the plan backfires when this triggers the real killer to resurface and go after them.

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Chris Moore

Writer:

Chris Moore
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Cast

Credited cast:
Meredith Mohler ... Callee Bishop
Jesse Dalton Jesse Dalton ... Ian Falwell
Sam Furman ... Zac Cox
Keni Bounds Keni Bounds ... Beverly Bishop
Arian Thigpen ... Megan Carpenter
Caitlyn Driscoll ... Lisa Lyon
Amanda Wyss ... Gloria Fielding
Alberto Meza Alberto Meza ... Dane Rodgers
Kirsty Hatfield Kirsty Hatfield ... Jordan Parkins
Holly Bonney ... Becca Martin
Isabella Alberti ... Camille Irving
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cheryl Abernathy Cheryl Abernathy ... Judy Bridges
Kaley Ball Kaley Ball ... Nurse
Allison Gilbert Bennett Allison Gilbert Bennett ... Gloria in TV Movie
Jordan Boyd Jordan Boyd ... Daniel in TV Movie
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Callee Bishop has a lot of issues. Besides the fact that her town is full of brain dead bigots, there's a serial killer on the loose and, now, no one's taking her problems seriously. With the help of her friend, Ian, Callee devises a plan to get the attention back on her and her issues by faking an attack from the killer. Callee's plan backfires when the real killer sets their sights on the two friends in an effort to make them the victims they've been claiming to be. How can Callee and Ian find their way out of their web of lies before the killer claims them as yet another one of their many victims? Featuring A Nightmare on Elm Street's Amanda Wyss, Triggered is a sinister, spooky, and scarily sarcastic thrill ride. Written by CWM Entertainment

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She Just Wants To Be Special. See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Jackson, Mississippi, USA

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Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Ian Falwell: Callee's crazy.
Zac Cox: Obviously.
Ian Falwell: No, I'm not talking run-of-the-mill crazy. I'm talking Glenn Close-boiling-bunnies crazy!
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She Just Wanted To Be Special
24 July 2019 | by angelakenney-52982See all my reviews

Triggered has what is, quite possibly, the most loathesome character I've ever seen on screen. Her name is Callee and all she does is complain about (mostly) made up bigotry and intolerance. She seems to think that being a crusader for social justice only entails following the most ridiculous of the far left on Twitter and shaming anyone who doesn't prescribe to her narrow vision of what's right and what's wrong. This gets her a decent amount of attention at her small town high school for a while until a serial killer from the past shows back up and she has to figure out another way to get attention even if it means murder.

You have to give actress Meredith Mohler and writer/director Chris Moore a hand for daring to create such a narcissistic and selfish character and placing her as the lead in a film. It's to their credit that she remains watchable and interesting even when she's doing the most wicked of things. If Mohler plays her cards right, I could see her having a big future.

The rest of the cast is good as well, but they're given less to work with and can come across more like cartoons, which does fit with the tone of the film, so that's not really a negative. The only ones who get fully fleshed out characters are Jesse Dalton and Amanda Wyss who play Callee's long-suffering gay BFF and her alcoholic school principal with a dark past of her own. They're the only two truly sympathetic characters in the film and they do a wonderful job of grounding the film when it starts getting crazy.

The film was obviously made for about 3 cents, but this is one of those times when a low budget helps a film and gives it an unpolished early John Waters feel which seems to be what the creators are going for and, more often than not, they succeed. There's also a surprising amount of male nudity instead of the typical female nudity found in films like this and it's also a positive portrait of a gay teen that's not the usual coming out story or bullying story.


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