Valentine’s Day is upon us, and that means one thing… Blood, guts, and gore!
Were you expecting something else?…
A horror film set on Valentine’s Day is nothing new, but today’s announcement of a VR slasher film from horror maestro Eli Roth will give fans a viewing experience quite unlike anything we’ve seen before. The announcement came from Crypt TV, who described the project as an “exciting and gut-wrenching horror VR experience.”
Written by Eli Roth and directed by Adam MacDonald, the Valentine’s special will star Peyton List, Inanna Sarkis, and Alanna Ubach, and will follow a girl named Becca who is stalked by an anonymous maniac in a Cupid mask as she finds herself at the center of a frightening Valentine’s Day nightmare.
A full synopsis for the event reads:
The VR experience follows Becca, a college senior who’s going to throw the best Valentine’s Day party ever. There’s just one caveat: everyone invited is secretly there to help Becca catch her Valentine’s Day stalker — an anonymous maniac in a Cupid mask who kills any man that gets close to her with a bow and arrow. But this Valentine’s Day will be slightly different as everyone is ready to turn the tables on the killer that walks among them. With the help of the police, her sorority sisters and the fraternity next door, Becca and the party fight back to stop the carnage and uncover the mysterious secret behind a bloody Valentine’s Day massacre.
Speaking in a statement, Roth spoke more about the project:
“I had the most incredible experience making ‘Trick-VR-Treat’ with Meta, and we wanted to push the experience even further with ‘BE MINE’, creating a true narrative experience where you’re at the center of a slasher film. I wrote ‘BE MINE’ knowing what worked best in VR, but pushing the boundaries with new ideas and techniques, and the results are nothing short of thrilling. We have created a true immersive horror experience. I have been a huge fan of Adam MacDonald for a long time, and what he and the incredible cast brought to life is something unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. I think horror fans are going to absolutely love it. Get ready, it’s a bloody good time.”
Be Mine will launch its VR experience in Meta Horizon Worlds and on Meta Quest TV on Friday, February 10 at 7pm PST/10pm EST. Those without a Meta Quest headset will still be able to watch the event on Crypt TV’s Facebook and Instagram pages.