The Beta Test

PJ McCabe · 2021
93min · digital

A married Hollywood agent receives a mysterious letter for an anonymous sexual encounter and becomes ensnared in a sinister world of lying, murder and infidelity. The new film from filmmaker Jim Cummings (Thunder Road, The Wolf of Snow Hollow) satirizes Hollywood with savage flair.

“A brutally unflattering satire which wields its humour of discomfort like a scalpel.” Wendy Ide, Screen International

“It’s part Giallo, part ’90s erotic thriller, and very much a brutal condemnation of a particular kind of egotistical white male who believes himself the center of the universe.” Daniel Gorman, In Review Online

“A down-the-rabbit-hole, daily-life-as-Twilight-Zone digital-age erotic horror film about the sick soul of Los Angeles.” Owen Gleiberman, Variety