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The Soul-Sucking Selfie

Bringing crude exploitation movies into the 21st Century
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The title really should be in all caps, y'know.

Some "primitive" tribes are wary of cameras because they think the camera captures some of their souls along with their image... well, how much of your soul would be TRAPPED INSIDE YOUR SMARTPHONE if that were true??

An evil smartphone app is spreading like wildfire through the little town of SImple, North Dakota. Use the app, and your soul is sucked RIGHT OUT OF YOUR HEAD into your smartphone, and your empty shell of a living body is filled by... something else.

Of course, it's the clueless dork with an old wireless phone the size of a hoagie who figures out what's going on...

smendler, Mar 03 2014

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       [+] two tickets please.
FlyingToaster, Mar 03 2014
  

       //Some "primitive" tribes are wary of cameras because they think the camera captures some of their souls //   

       I hate to spoil the plot, but nobody has ever encountered a tribe, primitive or otherwise, who believe that cameras capture part (or all) of their souls.   

       There are plenty of tribes who, having encountered more technologically advanced people once or twice before, are rather unhappy about people pointing pieces of machinery at them. But that is an entirely different bicker of eels.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 03 2014
  

       We foresee a starring rôle for Tony Blair who, having no soul, would be immune to the effects of the app.
8th of 7, Mar 03 2014
  

       Hmm, a bit Stross-y but could be interesting...   

       //having no soul,   

       sp brain
not_morrison_rm, Mar 04 2014
  

       That too.
8th of 7, Mar 04 2014
  

       "Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls." And so are phones, I suppose. Just don't tell Mother Teresa.
blissmiss, Mar 04 2014
  

       I think [Maxwell] is wrong here. There are certain cultures who do believe that taking their photo will capture their soul. I have read that certain Indian tribes, some Japanese sects, Aborigines and others who do believe this. [+]
xandram, Mar 04 2014
  

       Well I believe taking a photo takes a little of the soul, so there the argument is settled. But I am not of a primitive culture!   

       This could be a good movie, like the japanese ring and the likes.
zeno, Mar 04 2014
  
      
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