Knives Out meets One of Us is Lying! In this twisty thriller a group of famous TikTokers begin turning on each other when one member is found dead at their beachfront Malibu mansion.
35 million followers. One dead body.
The six teenagers who make up the Lit Lair have it made. A beachfront mansion, millions of followers, stunning good looks, and sponsorship deals worth more money than they ever dreamed. They live together, making videos about their perfect lives.
Except it’s not so perfect after one of them turns up dead in the infinity pool. When the group TikTok account starts posting cryptic messages, the police stop looking outside the house for suspects—and start looking straight at them. Everyone in the Lit Lair had reasons why their lives would have been easier without Sydney Reynolds.
But only one of them killed her.
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Roache's (The Dating Game) first thriller is an uneven take on the dangers and fleeting nature of online fame. In Malibu, six teen TikTok stars live together in a massive mansion, landing sponsorship deals and protecting their collective and individual brands. But each of the Lit Lair's inhabitants have something to hide, and it all threatens to spill out when a body is found in the pool: that of Lit Lair member Sydney Reynolds, the white 17-year-old whose parents own the mansion. When ominous videos are subsequently posted to the group's TikTok page, the house's surviving members attempt to keep their secrets off-screen while navigating rapidly changing public sentiment. Despite attempts to address layers of internet fame and offline realities—Jamaican Kat is the group's sole Black member, Latinx-cued Cami grapples with disordered eating, and Gwen deals with sudden financial insecurity—a lack of strong characterization and distinct voices make this multi-perspective, nonlinear story difficult to follow, and its depiction of suicide and mental illness feels shallow. Fans of Ash Parsons' You're So Dead may nevertheless enjoy this look into influencer living. Ages 12–up.