Movie Moxie’s 31 Days of Halloween – Day 16 – feardotcom

1136-feardotcom

Reviewed by Alicia Glass

Studio: Warner Bros.

MPAA Rating: R

Director: William Malone

Review Rating: 7

New York Detective Mike Reilly and Department of Health associate Terry Huston team up to investigate a series of inexplicable murders that all seem to be linked to logging onto a website called feardotcom.com.

Actually a very sick, very underrated little gem of a Horror flick. There’s this website, feardotcom.com, where you can choose to watch The Doctor torture some hapless girl and dictate how he’ll do it, and everyone who logs on for those vicarious thrills gets dead approximately 48 hours later in a seriously gruesome fashion. Stephen Dorff is Detective Reilly, I liked him ever since Blade, and though his performance is often derided in this film, -I- personally enjoyed it. Natascha McElhone is Terry, pretty and determined, we can easily see some kind of romance blossoming between them…IF they can find the place where the website is shooting from first. Finally, Stephen Rea is Alistair Pratt, the good Doctor himself, and you never really expect to see him in such a horrific role, but he gives it his all. The vengeful ghosts of all the women and girls he’s killed want revenge, and are willing to do literally anything to get it. The usage of queer CGI, white lighting for the ghosts, and some unusual villains actually makes this film a fun one to watch!

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