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« on: February 28, 2014, 05:01:03 AM »

Apparently this was among the vanguard of The Ring imitators. Distributed, but apparently not produced by a Hollywood company, oddly...

But essentially, its similar to The Unborn, Stay Alive and many other borderline identical movies, even follow the "logic" that since most science (and AFAIK, major religions) says ghost don't exist, somehow that means the movie doesn't need consistency or intenral logic.

First someone gets lured into getting run over, then apparently a car gets haunted (the driver isn't controlling it) and crashes, then apparently someone dies from brain damage.

As usual, they explain things even though the unexplained is usually scarier, and as per whats become the Hollywood trend (again, if you didn't know Hollywood didn't produce it you wouldn't know the difference) the explanation doesn't make sense. Apparently people die of "fear" even though some actually die of injuries. Even though one person put themself directly in danger to protect someone else, meaning panic or terror didn't even enter into the equation!
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2014, 06:16:00 AM »

Don't think I've seen this but I remember cringing at the title. I find that any movies which try to involve 'the internet' to any degree just come off really lame.

Argento's The Card Player was one, and the worst thing I've seen from him. Some other recent-ish horror I hired on DVD (called something like 'Paradise Lost'?) had the main guy whipping out his phone every now and then so he could Google some guy stalking him. Talk about an nstant atmosphere killer!

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« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2014, 06:27:53 AM »

Don't think I've seen this but I remember cringing at the title. I find that any movies which try to involve 'the internet' to any degree just come off really lame.

Very true. Case in point STRANGELAND directed, scripted and starring Dee Snider from 80's hair metal band Twisted Sister. This movie will give you douche-chills that will make your head fall off. Here's the synopsis from the back of the DVD:

"The glow of the screen illuminates his heavily pierced, tattoo-stained face as his fingers dance nimbly across the keyboard…searching, hunting. His computer handle is Captain Howdy, and he surfs the local chat rooms for young female prey. Girls like Genevieve and Tiana, who mysteriously vanish after an online conversation with the cunning cyber-predator. Detective Mike Gage has a personal stake in the case: Genevieve is his daughter. When Tiana's corpse - tortured, pierced and scarred - is discovered in the river, Gage realized that time is running out for Genevieve. Taking sadistic delight in Gage's desperation, Captain Howdy sends the detective a series of taunting e-mails, challenging him to a deadly online game of cat and mouse, and drawing him into his "modern primitive" world - a strange land of fetish bars, S&M, body modification and goth-rock. Heavy metal superstar Dee Snider, Elizabeth Pena and Robert Englund star in this dark suspense-thriller, in the tradition of Silence of the Lambs and Kiss the Girls. "

Taunting e-mails? Sounds thrilli....zzzzzzz
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« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2014, 08:32:15 AM »

I've seen both FearDotCom and Strangeland, both were forgettable but I'm a Twisted Sister fan from way back so I found Strangeland more enjoyable by just a smidge.  TeddyR

FearDotCom director William Malone also made the cheap-but-fun Alien ripoff Creature (1985) and the 1999 remake of House on Haunted Hill, both of which I would recommend instead of FearDotCom.
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2014, 12:07:02 PM »

Saw this one a couple of times, in the early days of DVD. The plot doesn't make much sense, but I remember it being better than I expected. Plus it has Stephen Rea as a mad doctor, which was (is?) some inspired casting.

Due to the horrifying nature of this film, no one will be admitted to the theatre.
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