Horror Film So Scary It’s Banned In New Zealand Goes Viral On TikTok

Megan Is Missing: The horror film which has been banned in New Zealand is now going viral on TikTok.
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A horror film that has been banned in New Zealand is now going viral on TikTok.

There are plenty of scary movies for people to terrify themselves with.

Men forced viewers to walk out of screenings and Terrier 2 had some cinema viewers passing out.

But now a film that might be even more frightening is going viral.

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Megan Is Missing is a horror film that follows two teenage best friends, Megan Stewart (Rachel Quinn) and Amy Herman (Amber Perkins), who live in north Hollywood.

The pair are torn apart when Megan goes missing after talking and meeting up with a stranger she met online.

Although it came out over a decade ago, it has found new life on social media.

People on TikTok are filming their reactions to watching the movie for the first time.

One person comments: “Megan is Missing man, that s*** got me staring at the wall and wanting to delete all my social media accounts and never come back ever again.”

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Another viewer warns: “If you are easily triggered or under 18 please watch it during the day or with someone…or both.”

The low-budget horror was subject to a lot of controversy upon release – and was even banned in New Zealand – due to its themes.

The Office of Film & Literature Classification in New Zealand said (via The Sun): “The DVD is classified as objectionable.

“The feature depicts s**ual violence and s**ual conduct involving young people to such an extent and degree, and in such a manner, that the availability of the publication is likely to be injurious to the public good.”

As it’s found new popularity, the film’s director, Michael Hoi, has issued a new warning.

Speaking on his TikTok page, Hoi says: “I didn’t get to give you the customary warnings that I used to give people before they watched Megan Is Missing.

“They are: do not watch the movie in the middle of the night, do not watch the movie alone, and if you see the words ‘Photo Number one’ pop up on your screen, you have about four seconds to shut off the movie.

“If you’re already freaking out before you start seeing things that maybe you don’t want to see.”

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a content editor at IGV who specialises in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.