Is Red Rose a Real Mobile App? – This week saw the juvenile horror series Red Rose premiere on BBC Three, shattering the sacred connection between a young person and their mobile device. As if the internet weren’t already terrible enough, Red Rose displays malicious software that promises to incite teenage suicide. Does it have supernatural underpinnings? To whom do we attribute this failure? Why? Who do you think will be next to fall? This Netflix horror story set in Bolton is bleak and hilarious in equal measure.
Produced by Michael and Paul Clarkson, whose resume includes The Haunting of Bly Manor, the show stars a ragtag group of Northerners known as “the dickheads” and was written by Michael Clarkson. The Red Rose tale is gradually disclosed throughout eight parts, with some big surprises occurring right up to the finish. We were intrigued by Jacob’s software and decided to see whether there was a practical analogue. But this is all we know about it!
Is Red Rose a Real Mobile App?
Red Rose is not an actual mobile application. We won’t get into the specifics of how the software made it appear that Rochelle’s mother was there or that she was communicating with Wren from beyond the dead; suffice it to say that technology was involved. Man has created and is in control of Red Rose.
Who Created the Red Rose App?
Jacob, a local IT nerd played by Charlie Hiscock, did. He made it as a very creepy way to impress Alyssa, another classmate (Robyn Cara). The goal is for Jacob to access Alyssa’s inner circle by having the software uncover any and all information about her. They become friends (under utterly phoney pretences), but when Jacob finally admits his affection, she immediately rejects him. However, the Gardener, another user, tempts him to give him (although it’s actually her; more on that later) admin rights so that he can be closer to Alyssa. As the Gardener, rather than helping Jacob, uses the app to tease and terrorise Alyssa into jumping from a roof, the other users of Red Rose watch and laugh. When things get too much, Jacob takes his own life.
What Happened to Roch at the End?
When the app starts interfering with Rochelle’s (Isis Hainsworth) ability to communicate and use her social media accounts, she becomes socially isolated and depressed because of the effects of Red Rose. Rochelle tries to exorcise the app because she thinks it’s supernatural and may be connected to her mother, who passed away. It doesn’t work. Her body was found in the bathroom with the door unlocked, prompting speculation that she may have committed herself.
Despite this, her best friend Wren (Amelia Clarkson) is convinced that Roch’s mother’s suicide would not have influenced her decision. In Red Rose’s climax episode, we get proof that Wren was right all along. The man who killed Roch is caught on camera attempting to gain entry to the residence. Who’s that, the gardener? Given that Red Rose is only a part of a broader network, it’s highly improbable.
What Happened to Red Rose network?
By the end of the performance, Red Rose had gone from giving her the chills in a Ringu-esque fashion to tormenting her as if she were staying in a youth hostel. It turns out Red Rose has a website that can be accessed through the Dark Web. It’s implied (but not exactly stated) that many individuals pay good money to witness children committing suicide or actively participating in acts of bullying and violence against others.
At some point, once it became apparent Roch wouldn’t kill herself, one of these “players” is likely to have gone behind her back and taken her own life. It’s possible that Gary Fannin, as “P1gfuck3r,” was responsible. One of the would-be attackers that Jaya (Ashna Rabheru) successfully deters by threatening to divulge his identity. He meant to do Wren some sort of harm.
Who is the Gardener?
The guy Wren fatally beats with a club is unrelated to the Gardener. The gardener is the truly terrifying woman with the I Heart BLTN shirt. First, she kidnaps Noah, and then she “helps” the jerks by giving Noah the crooks Rick’s address, which is all a part of her strategy, but more on that later. The actress Harrie Hayes, who plays The Gardener in Red Rose, is a very ordinary-looking woman in real life, yet she makes a really terrifying monster onscreen. There has never been such dread and such deep-seated fear behind the words “I want to be a dickhead.”
As a result, she presumably facilitated the transfer of Dark Web currency and oversaw the Red Rose cult. Unfortunately, we still have no idea who she is or where she came from, but perhaps we will find out in the upcoming season. A possibility like that wouldn’t be dismissed. Whether the final episode is any indication, the Gardener shrugs when Jaya asks if it’s completed. She runs into the woman who claims to be the Gardener (it’s only her word, but it looks legitimate). She argues that although Jaya may have deleted the website, the notion of Red Rose lives on.
The Gardener, interestingly enough, speaks with a southern RP accent. This reminds me of the wealthy South taking advantage of the poor North. You’re not a complete jerk, my dearest.
You can watch “Red Rose” episodes on Netflix.