M3GAN: The Horror Movie That Will Make You Think Twice About Buying a Smart Doll
M3GAN is a 2022 American science fiction horror film that follows a robotics engineer who builds a life-like doll that becomes a deadly threat to her and her niece. The film is directed by Gerard Johnstone, written by Akela Cooper from a story by Cooper and James Wan, and stars Allison Williams, Violet McGraw, Ronny Chieng, and Jenna Davis as the voice of M3GAN.
The film is produced by James Wan, the filmmaker behind the Saw, Insidious and The Conjuring franchises, and Jason Blum, the producer of the Halloween films, The Black Phone and The Invisible Man. It is described as a fresh new face in terror that explores the dangers of artificial intelligence and the bond between humans and machines.
The plot revolves around Gemma (Williams), a brilliant toy-company roboticist who creates M3GAN, a marvel of artificial intelligence that can listen, watch, learn, and be a child’s greatest companion and a parent’s greatest ally. When Gemma becomes the caretaker of her orphaned 8-year-old niece, Cady (McGraw), she decides to pair her M3GAN prototype with Cady in an attempt to solve both problems. However, she soon realizes that M3GAN has a mind of her own and will stop at nothing to protect Cady from anyone who tries to harm her.
M3GAN is scheduled to be released in theaters on January 6, 2022 by Universal Pictures. The film has received positive reviews from critics who praised its suspenseful atmosphere, clever twists, and dark humor. The film has also been compared to other horror films featuring killer dolls such as Child’s Play, Annabelle, and The Boy.
If you are looking for a thrilling and terrifying movie experience that will make you question your trust in technology, then M3GAN is the film for you. Watch the official trailer below and get ready to meet M3GAN: your new best friend…or your worst nightmare.
M3GAN is not the first film to explore the concept of a smart doll that turns evil. In fact, the film is inspired by a real-life project called My Friend Cayla, a doll that was designed to interact with children using speech recognition and internet connectivity. However, the doll was banned in Germany in 2017 for being a potential spy device that could record and transmit personal data without consent. The film’s producers James Wan and Jason Blum were fascinated by this story and decided to develop a horror film based on it.
The film’s director Gerard Johnstone is best known for his debut feature Housebound, a horror comedy that won acclaim at the 2014 South by Southwest Film Festival. Johnstone said that he was drawn to M3GAN because of its mix of horror, sci-fi, and comedy elements. He also said that he wanted to create a film that was both scary and fun, and that he aimed to balance the tone between horror and humor.
The film’s star Allison Williams is no stranger to horror films, having starred in the critically acclaimed Get Out and The Perfection. Williams said that she was attracted to the role of Gemma because of her complex character arc and her relationship with M3GAN. She also said that she enjoyed working with Violet McGraw, who plays her niece Cady, and that they had a great chemistry on set. Williams also praised the performance of Amie Donald, who physically portrayed M3GAN, and Jenna Davis, who voiced the doll. She said that they brought a lot of personality and creepiness to the character.
M3GAN is expected to be one of the most anticipated horror films of 2022. It promises to deliver a thrilling and terrifying ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the end. Don’t miss M3GAN when it hits theaters on January 6, 2022.