'Fresh' Starring Sebastian Stan and Daisy Edgar-Jones Has Social Media Asking for More
This weekend, fans were treated to a surprise with the new horror movie Fresh starring Sebastian Stan and Daisy Edgar-Jones. The film premiered on Hulu on Friday, and many people were not ready for the big twists. So far, commenters online seem to want more from screenwriter Lauryn Kahn, director Mimi Cave, the ensemble cast and this niche of horror in general.
Fair warning: there are some spoilers for Fresh ahead. Fresh stars Edgar-Jones as Noa, a young woman becoming discouraged by the dating scene. After showing how badly online dating is going for her in the beginning, the movie focuses on her new romance with a man named Steve (Stan). After a few dates, Noa ignores her defensive instincts and agrees to go away on a trip with Steve, only to find that he is more violent and twisted than any of the men she had tried to go out with before.
The movie takes a common form of cruelty to a hyper-literal level in the same way that other recent horror movies like Get Out have done, and the effect was startling for many viewers this weekend. Some went in without knowing what to expect, and they were completely caught off guard. Others urged their friends and family to watch the movie, believing its message was timely and important.
Fresh is streaming now on Hulu, and right now there are no plans for a follow-up. However, if you read the tweets from fans ahead, you'll see that many are eager for Kahn and Cave's next collaboration.
'Prequel, Sequel, Whatever'
I've never felt in awe, jaw dropped, eyes widened, curled up, and screamed this hard but #FreshMovie did it to me. This's a straight A mastermeat oh piece yes pieces.. I've ever watched 🥩👀 Needing prequel sequel or whatever the showrunner could bring, please!— ชช. 365🐲🐭 (@chchanidapha) March 7, 2022
Fans wanted to see a spinoff taking the concepts in Fresh further, and many were not picky about which direction that might lead.prevnext
Give us a sequel #Freshmovie— Dakota Johnson Lovebot (@GoofyGublerrr) March 5, 2022
We need a sequel #FreshMovie pic.twitter.com/q5yVMbqoo8— Senator Wale Abba (@waleabba) March 6, 2022
Others were more invested in the specific story that started with this movie. They wanted to see characters like Noa carry on with their lives, and perhaps see them tackle the industry that they had stumbled onto by accident.prevnext
My god this movie is so fucked up, ima be thinking about this for the entire week. Both Daisy and Sebastian give great performances and honestly the last 15 min were probably the most intense #FreshMovie pic.twitter.com/xs2x6UCmpq— ً’ (@jodiestittiess) March 2, 2022
Some viewers knew right away that Fresh would stick with them for days, weeks or even longer. They were not prepared for the impact this movie had on their psyche.prevnext
watching fresh for the 2nd time 😁 #FreshMovie pic.twitter.com/NbiOy6IUIv— tamara (@nostalgiaseb) March 5, 2022
Some fans had watched this movie multiple times by the end of its first weekend out.prevnext
Jesus I already see the sequel happening the wife is going to serve men now instead🙄 #FreshMovie we will see who tastes better stupid fucks— Ella (@rachellebeaudoi) March 5, 2022
Some fans pitched their ideas for a sequel to this movie, showing just how many different ways it could go.prevnext
i will never stop talking about fresh. like everything about it is completely outstanding to me. the direction by mimi, SEB AND DAISYS PERFORMANCES??!! the soundtrack, the editing, the colour grading, the cinematography the writing, the pace???? i could go on FOREVER #FreshMovie pic.twitter.com/x6uoC9GaSm— em :) (@buckysharper) March 5, 2022
Many viewers marveled at all the incredible talent assembled on this movie – both behind the camera and in front of it. They wanted to see a team like this come together again.prevnext
Sebastian Stan's Progression
I do appreciate the way that Sebastian Stan’s roles have escalated in order of release date of his projects this year.— Kim (@kimstheworst) March 4, 2022
1. 355- bad guy spy
2. Pam and Tommy – unhinged,jealous, not the best husband
3. #FreshMovie – FULL ON FUCKING CANNIBAL
Finally, fans noted that Sebastian Stan's characters have been getting progressively more evil and outlandish in his last couple of movies. They wondered how he could possibly top it in his next release.prev