Short Film Find: STRANGE BEASTS, augmented reality gone too far?!

Strange Beasts


  • Director, Writer, Producer: Magali Barbé
  • Published: Sunday, March 19th on
  • Source:
  • Time: 5:19

Synopsis: “A sci-fi short about augmented reality. “Strange Beasts” is an augmented reality game. It allows you to create and grow your own virtual pet. How far can it go?

Personal Thoughts: Creepy, because this fantasy is not far from reality. It’s got all the feel of an episode of Black Mirror, including a dark twist to the end. The far effects of this AR and eventual VR would be interesting to the effect of one’s mental health and long-term sanity. The loneliness at the end has me pondering, what if more people engaged in this AR game? I think back to the silly episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation (“The Game“). That and this situation seems dark and creepy, but at least the victims are happy, right?!

About captainorion (44 Articles)
Captain of the Stranger Worlds exploratory vessel, also known as travelingorion. A curious person who seeks odd happenings and interesting creative visions, in whatever form they may come.

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