Sickhouse follows a group of friends as they investigate a haunted house
While we consider Snapchat to be synonymous with LOL-worthy filters and sneak peeks of new Kylie Lip Kit shades (natch), social media star Andrea Russett is reimagining the media-sharing platform as we know it with the release of Sickhouse, a live horror film shared on her Snapchat over the course of five days.
Sickhouse – which stars a handful of digital influencers – follows a group of friends as they embark on a journey to visit a seemingly abandoned house in the woods, dubbed Sickhouse, after an urban legend about the location intrigues the group.
Those who follow Russett on Snapchat (@andwizzle) were taken along for the adventure, with many thinking the hundreds of 10-second scenes shared – which served as footage for Indigenous Media and writer-director Hannah Macpherson’s project – were real.
“I was worried in the beginning because I really had no idea what the reactions would be,” Russett tells PEOPLE, adding cult classic The Blair Witch Project was a source of inspiration in regards to Sickhouse‘s concept and delivery. “It was something so new and different that there was really no way to predict the outcome. But the responses were better than anything I could’ve ever hoped for. Everyone was so incredibly engaged and stoked.”
The made-for-mobile horror film is now available for $5.99. Head to visitsickhouse.com to start streaming.