As these things tend to go down, Jonathan runs into Emily at the bar and goes home with her. When he wakes up, he realizes he came home with the wrong person. Not only did Emily lie about not being a fan of Chainface, but she also lied about being the biggest fan of the film there is. She has a tattoo, owns a classic car that’s the same model in the film, and much much more. From this point, Jonathan and Emily’s relationship begins to resemble the dynamic of Misery. Jonathan is trapped by his biggest fan against his will and it doesn’t look like he’ll be leaving any time soon.
“…an interesting concept which twists on conventions, making the woman the crazy kidnapper…”
Insofar as microbudget horror goes, Celebrity Crush is not too bad. It has an interesting concept which twists on conventions, making the woman the crazy kidnapper when it’s usually the other way around. Although it’s been done before, it hasn’t been done quite like this. There’s also some unique takes on PTSD and the effects of how being a child-star factors into being an adult. Robins is an expert on the effects that being a child star have on the adult first-hand, as he played Robbie Freeling in Poltergeist. The semi-autobiographical element makes the film all the more interesting. However, there are some technical problems (bad ADR and sound synching) and the acting could have been better. That being said, the film is pretty fun and it’s less than an hour and a half long. If you enjoy meta-horror and don’t have too much trouble with acting that’s less than wonderful at all times, then you should check out Celebrity Crush. It’s not perfect, but I don’t hate it, so I have to imagine that some people out there might love it.
"…Jonathan is trapped by his biggest fan against his will"