After the psychological thriller from 2011, Megan is Missing, found popularity on TikTok, the director has had to issue a warning online.

Michael Goi, the director of the film which is banned in New Zealand, made a TikTok warning young people about the content of the film.

He particularly encouraged users to turn the film off when seeing the words “Photo Number 1,” which has led to people wondering what it could be.

Michael Goi issues Megan is Missing warning

After learning from Amber Perkins, the lead actress in the film, that Megan is Missing was exploding on TikTok, Michael Goi took to the app himself to issue a warning. He said:

“I didn’t get to give you the customary warnings that I used to give people before they watched Megan Is Missing, which are: do not watch the movie in the middle of the night, do not watch the movie alone.”

Michael continued:

“If you see the words ‘photo number one’ pop up on your screen, you have about four seconds to shut off the movie if you’re already kind of freaking out before you start seeing things that maybe you don’t want to see.”

What is Photo Number 1 in Megan is Missing?

According to Decider, Photo Number 1 is “staged, disturbing photos of a teenage girl being tortured and mutilated in various ways.”

Megan is Missing features sexual assault and graphic imagery, and was even banned in New Zealand due to its “exploitative” nature.

Wikipedia states: “The film revolves around the days leading up to the disappearance of Megan Stewart who decided to meet up with a boy she was interacting with online, and the subsequent investigation launched by her best friend Amy Herman.”

Although the footage in the film isn’t real, it is a “found footage psychological thriller” and Goi based the movie off of “real life cases of child abduction.”