Let’s Be Evil is a psychological sci-fi thriller set in Los Angeles.
Children’s skulls are thin. Despite the controversy over mobile phone radiation, step into the near future and the full dangers are still not yet disclosed, or commercially ignored.
Irrespective, in order to avoid further slippage down the international educational league tables, the government declares its intention to equip all children with Augmented Reality Glasses, following a pilot study. Trials suggest that being permanently ‘plugged in’ from an early age can significantly enhance performance and IQ.
Certain high-flying children are selected, who adore being always online. The potential benefits appear to be enormous, but there’s a catch: the electro-magnetism of the high-power batteries permanently adjacent to a child’s brain start to cause unusual effects.
Our audience is at first amused and delighted, then exhilarated, always thoroughly entertained, and, in a breathtaking denouement, ultimately shocked, disturbed and horrified.