An aspiring social media influencer and her doting “photographer” boyfriend’s magical getaway to Joshua Tree National Park is thrown for a loop when they find a cursed cellphone that offers “Insta-fame” at your fingertips, but turns its users into demonic versions of themselves.

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Made in China, the Phone X is the latest technological innovation forged inside a 21st- century sweatshop. This all-you-can-do device may cost you a paycheck, but the Chinese factory worker (Wei) who made it paid the ultimate price, and now she wants payback. Wei’s vengeful spirit lives on in a cursed cellphone (DiE Phone) that’s hardwired for something far more sinister than taking selfies.

The unholy cellphone falls into the hands of a vacationing couple who use it to take stunning pictures that go viral, giving an insecure girl (Christine) the Insta-fame that she’s always craved. Her boyfriend (Benji) is happy for her newfound confidence, but their desert getaway was intended to help them unplug, and Christine seems to be “possessed” by her new possession. Nature hikes come to a halt for photo ops, meditative bliss is broken by notification alerts and a rival “influencer couple” show up to hijack her timeline.

The villainous smartphone has an evil mind of its own, using distorted filters, spying technology and a seductive voice to corrupt Christine. Benji soon notices that something is off. He does some Google investigating, uncovers the awful truth about some tech factory suicides and finds out that the phone once belonged to a missing hiker who was led into the desert to die by its “hacked” GPS.

Benji tells Christine about the phone’s dark past, but she’s blinded by its bright glow and accuses him of being scared that he’s losing her. She’s right. Her social media feed is growing—like a cancer, eating away at her identity. The sweet, free spirit is turning into a soulless creature. Benji realizes that the only way to save her is to destroy the DiE Phone, but how do you kill something that isn’t alive?

   

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An aspiring social media influencer and her doting “photographer” boyfriend’s magical getaway to Joshua Tree National Park is thrown for a loop when they find a cursed cellphone that offers “Insta-fame” at your fingertips, but turns its users into demonic versions of themselves.

Made in China, the Phone X is the latest technological innovation forged inside a 21st- century sweatshop. This all-you-can-do device may cost you a paycheck, but the Chinese factory worker (Wei) who made it paid the ultimate price, and now she wants payback. Wei’s vengeful spirit lives on in a cursed cellphone (DiE Phone) that’s hardwired for something far more sinister than taking selfies.

The unholy cellphone falls into the hands of a vacationing couple who use it to take stunning pictures that go viral, giving an insecure girl (Christine) the Insta-fame that she’s always craved. Her boyfriend (Benji) is happy for her newfound confidence, but their desert getaway was intended to help them unplug, and Christine seems to be “possessed” by her new possession. Nature hikes come to a halt for photo ops, meditative bliss is broken by notification alerts and a rival “influencer couple” show up to hijack her timeline.

The villainous smartphone has an evil mind of its own, using distorted filters, spying technology and a seductive voice to corrupt Christine. Benji soon notices that something is off. He does some Google investigating, uncovers the awful truth about some tech factory suicides and finds out that the phone once belonged to a missing hiker who was led into the desert to die by its “hacked” GPS.

Benji tells Christine about the phone’s dark past, but she’s blinded by its bright glow and accuses him of being scared that he’s losing her. She’s right. Her social media feed is growing—like a cancer, eating away at her identity. The sweet, free spirit is turning into a soulless creature. Benji realizes that the only way to save her is to destroy the DiE Phone, but how do you kill something that isn’t alive?