Meta is still buying VR entertainment — and Eli Roth, for one, is still selling.
“Eli Roth’s Be My: A VR Valentine’s Slasher,” a 30-minute virtual reality horror experience starring Peyton List (“Cobra Kai,” “Bunked”), will launch on Meta Horizon Worlds and Meta Quest TV, the Quest VR headset available on Meta, Friday, February 10, starting at 7 pm PT. For those without a headset, the experience will be available to watch on Crypt TV’s Facebook and Instagram pages
“”Eli Roth’s Be Mine: A VR Valentine’s Slasher” follows Becca (list), a college senior who throws the best Valentine’s Day party ever. Twist: Everyone invited is secretly there to help Becca catch her Valentine’s Day stalker – An anonymous madman in a cupid mask who kills anyone who comes near him with a bow and arrow. With the help of the police, along with his siblings and sidekicks, Becca and the party fight to stop the killings and unravel the mysterious mystery of a bloody Valentine’s Day murder.
The special follows Roth’s second VR collaboration with Meta and Crypt TV, “Eli Roth’s Haunted House: Trick-VR-Treat,” starring Vanessa Hudgens, which premiered on Meta’s platform in October 2022. Meta, looking to boost sales of its Quest VR gear and increase engagement with VR formats, is among other virtual-reality entertainment projects, including a virtual concert featuring an avatar of the late rapper Notorious BIG and a VR experience based on Jordan Peele’s “No.” Financed
“It was great to be a part of this project with Meta and Eli Roth,” List said in a statement. “Playing a role in an over-the-top VR horror story was an experience. It’s going to be a truly terrifying way to spend Valentine’s Day this year.”
Written by Roth and directed by Adam MacDonald, “Be Mine” stars Peyton List, Alana Ubach (“Euphoria”) and Inana Serkis. The 30-minute, 180- and 360-degree immersive VR experience is produced by Crypt TV and Roth in association with Cream Productions.
“I had the most incredible experience making ‘Trick-VR-Treat’ with Meta,” commented Roth, “and we wanted to take that experience even further with ‘Be Mine,’ where you want to create a truly narrative slasher film experience.” ” Mina LeFevre, Meta’s Head of Development and Programming, added, “We’re thrilled to once again partner with the Crypt TV team, Eli Roth, a true expert in the horror genre who never fails to impress. ‘Be Mine: A VR Valentine’s Slasher’ is a terrifying and immersive experience that will make you feel like you’re part of the action alongside the truly talented Peyton List.”
Watch the trailer for “Eli Roth’s Be My: A VR Valentine’s Slasher”: