The first feature film ever to be inspired by a Twitter thread makes its TV debut this weekend. You Might Be the Killer was one of the highlights of the recent Fantastic Film Fest in Austin, Texas, with good reason: it’s good campy fun in the spirit of Scream and Cabin in the Woods. Small wonder Syfy snapped it up. You Might Be the Killer airs this Saturday, October 6, on Syfy at 7pm ET.
The Twitter thread in question dates to last July when fantasy authors Chuck Wendig (Star Wars: Aftermath) and Sam Sykes (Aeons’ Gate) riffed off one another. Sykes pretended to be a summer camp counselor in the midst of a massacre, wondering if, you know, he might be the killer, while Wendig offered helpful advice (“Are you wearing a scary mask?”). When the trailer dropped last month, we were instantly intrigued but wondered if the delightfully bonkers Twitter thread could ever translate into a viable feature film.
The answer to that is a resounding “yes.” The overall narrative arc will be familiar to fans of the original Twitter exchange, but there are enough surprising twists and turns to keep the audience entertained right to the end.