This sci-fi short film turns augmented reality into a creepy psychothriller

As artists and filmmakers continue to integrate new technologies into their practice, the complicated interplay between the real world and augmented reality has gradually turned into one of the most compelling motifs contemporary directors seek to explore in their movies. In what could have easily been an episode from the popular series Black Mirror, Strange Beasts is a cautionary – but equally riveting – tale of the macabre dangers of getting too immersed in augmented reality. Directed by British filmmaker Magali Barbé, the short sci-fi flick opens as an unassuming video commercial for a bleeding-edge AR technology that lets people replace their real pets…

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