Acclaimed Movie Secretly Contained AI Generated Imagery

Horror Show A movie released to critical acclaim has now been met with intense backlash after fans discovered it included AI-generated images. Written and directed by siblings Cameron and Colin Cairnes, “Late Night With the Devil,” is a horror movie starring David Dastmalchian as a 70s talk show host. Through found footage, it shows a once “lost” live TV broadcast on Halloween, in which the evening’s guest, a young girl, claims to be demonically possessed. Critics and audiences alike have raved about the movie since it premiered at the SXSW film festival — but that goodwill proved to be short-lived. In a scathing and now viral review shared on Letterboxd, a user called out the movie for having AI “all over” certain sequences, garnering thousands of likes and inciting tons of fiery discourse on other social media platforms. “Don’t let this be the start of accepting this shit in your entertainment,” the user wrote. Boneheaded Move The film appears to have used AI-generated images only in a handful of very minor transitions between scenes, such as this cutaway image of a skeleton. Given that generative AI is a touchy topic among creatives who often feel the tech is stealing their art, though, it’s not unsurprising that even a minor offense can be seen as a mortal sin. Some users have called to boycott the movie. Responding to a circulating image of the AI-generated cutaway, one artist responded by sharing their own recreation of the skeleton graphic, lamenting that “this could…Acclaimed Movie Secretly Contained AI Generated Imagery

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