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14 November 2020 20:34

Megan is Missing

Have you been wondering whether or not the controversial horror film Megan is Missing is based on a true story? Well, you're not the only one. Plenty of horror fanatics are questioning whether the 2011 movie has actual real footage in it from 2007 and/or if it is based on a real missing girl story — and we have some of the answers for you. While the film seems eerily true, what aspects of this child serial killer story are factual. Is Megan is Missing a true story?

Is ‘Megan Is Missing’ Based On a True Story?

Let's first discuss the premise and details behind this movie. Directed by Michael Goi, the psychological horror film was purposely filmed in a "found footage" style and chronicles the days leading up to the disappearance of Megan Stewart (Rachel Quinn). After Megan set off to meet up with a boy she was chatting with online, the popular high school student goes missing, encouraging her best friend Amy (Amber Perkins) to launch an investigation. While Goi was inspired by real life cases of child abduction, an unfortunate occurrence that happens frequently in our world, it is not completely based on any particular case. The film is meant to serve as a cautionary tale to teens and parents. It was shot in 2006 but did not find distribution until Anchor Bay Films released it on DVD in 2011. The film has become so controversial, with some viewers finding it to be so disturbing that New Zealand has banned the film altogether. Critics of the movie have complained that the horror flick is extremely graphic, violent and oversexualizes teen girls. Some have even claimed that it is unnecessarily exploitative in general. Is Megan Is Missing on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime Video? While there are plenty of horror films on Netflix, Hulu and Prime Video to choose from, unfortunately Megan is Missing is not one of them yet. If you do want to see the film, however, it is currently available to rent on YouTube, iTunes, and Google Play. Michael is a music and television junkie keen on most things that are not a complete and total bore. You can follow him on Twitter — @Tweetskoor Where to Stream Megan is Missing