“Megan achieves a degree of intimacy and verisimilitude that even documentary filmmakers might envy.”
- The American Cinematographer
According to ourchildsafe.com, 800,000 children go missing every year in the United States. Child abduction is a parent’s worst nightmare come to life, but all it takes for someone to fall victim to a kidnapping in this technological age is a computer, a modem…and an Internet predator. On May 3, 2011, Anchor Bay Entertainment releases Megan Is Missing on DVD, a chilling story based on seven real cases of child abduction. This DVD will be available for an SRP of $26.98 with pre-book on April 6.
Megan Stewart and her best friend Amy Herman are both fourteen, live fairly typical suburban teenage lives, and share a favorite pastime: chatting with friends online. However, Megan’s less-than-idyllic home life compels her to act more “adult” – i.e. promiscuous – than Amy. After hearing about a new guy that her friend keeps bragging about, Megan starts talking to “Josh” online. He sounds cool, he says all the right things and, most importantly to Megan, he tells her she’s beautiful. After several web chats over the course of a few days, Josh convinces Megan to meet him in person. Megan is never heard from again.
Frightened and confused by Megan’s absence, Amy launches a concentrated effort to find her friend. But instead of finding Megan, she uncovers a truth more terrifying than she ever could have imagined. And as the media swirls around the story of Megan Stewart’s disappearance, Amy Herman suddenly vanishes as well.
Told from the point of view of webcams, cell phones, surveillance footage, news reports and hand-held video clips, Megan Is Missing is a cautionary tale that graphically depicts the horrors of child abduction and Internet predators. And viewers be warned: the final 22 minutes are a disturbing, yet haunting reminder that real monsters are only a click away from destroying young lives.Endorsed by Marc Klaas, of the KlaasKids Foundation, Megan Is Missing is a reality-based thriller, which brings to light the brutal combination of intelligence, manipulation, and perversion that characterizes the Internet predator. In the words of the film’s Emmy® nominated writer/director, Michael Goi “…to defeat evil, you first have to know what evil is. Megan Is Missing is me, and now you, staring evil in the face.”
Please check out the website at www.meganismissing.com.
MEGAN IS MISSING DVD
Street Date: May 3, 2011
Pre-Book: April 6, 2011
Catalog #: 0 1313 22805-9 2
UPC #: DV22805
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)
Retail Price: $26.98
Rating: Not Rated
Run Time: 86 minutes