Trailer for Cam lays bare an online doppelganger nightmare

Blumhouse, the studio behind Get Out and The Purge, presses play on a story of a cam girl and her sinister look-alike. It starts streaming on Netflix on Friday.

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The cam never lies -- or does it? Coming this Friday to Netflix, Cam is a dark thriller from hit-making horror studio Blumhouse, the company behind Get Out, The Purge series and the new Halloween.

Here's the trailer:

Winning praise from various film festivals this year, Cam is a stylish nightmare about an ambitious cam girl who performs online. This webcam model faces calamity when she discovers her channel has been taken over by someone with her face.

The film stars Madeline Brewer, who played the horribly scarred Janine in The Handmaid's Tale and Trish in the first season of Orange is the New Black. She also appeared in Black Mirror and the forthcoming Captive State.

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