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Fear Dot Com
Fear Dot Com
Actors: Stephen Dorff, Natascha McElhone, Stephen Rea, Udo Kier, Amelia Curtis
Director: William Malone
Genres: Horror, Mystery & Suspense
R     2003     1hr 41min

Fear Dot Com is a total-dot-mess, but it's a stylishly graphic frightfest that horror buffs will probably appreciate. As he did with his 1999 remake of House on Haunted Hill, director William Malone favors trippy atmospher...  more »
     
     

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Actors: Stephen Dorff, Natascha McElhone, Stephen Rea, Udo Kier, Amelia Curtis
Director: William Malone
Creators: Andrew Stevens, David Saunders, Elie Samaha, Frank Hübner, Jan Fantl, Josephine Coyle, Moshe Diamant
Genres: Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 01/14/2003
Original Release Date: 08/30/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 08/30/2002
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 41min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 59
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

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Member Movie Reviews

Callie K. (ballofglitter) from GRAND ISLAND, NE
Reviewed on 8/18/2014...
For a horror movie this one wasn't bad it's just "different". It is very creepy though.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Chad B. (abrnt1) from CABERY, IL
Reviewed on 3/29/2012...
This film didn't do too well at the Box Office. I can understand why most people seem to have disliked this movie, but it does deserve a second chance. Unlike the majority of the crap being released this film was an attempt to try something different. It does suffer from some bad performances and there does seem to be a few instances where you kind of get the feeling that nobody involved quite knows for certain exactly what is going on.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

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I REALLY LIKED THIS FILM 8 OUT OF 10
ACEMAN1 | Ripon, California | 05/12/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I know, I know, Feardotcom did terrible and I'll probably be given s*** for this review by whoever finds it, but I really enjoyed this horror flick. I mean come on, everyone has their fair share of badly reviewed films that they like, this just so happens to be one of those films that did bad that I liked. Sure it's a ripoff of The Ring in some of its concepts, but it feels fairly original. I'm not going to guarantee anyone that they'll enjoy this film considering the negativity surrounding it, but it's worth a look.
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: The story focuses on two different things; one part focusing on a web site made by a serial killer by the name of Allister who calls himself 'The Doctor' in which he records how he tortures and kills his female victims for the internet. The second part focuses on two people, a detective named Mike and a city health inspector named Terry who are trying to figure out why people are dying; they are found dead and bleeding from their eyes, but other than that they all only have one thing in common: they logged onto a site called feardotcom and died 48 hours after they logged on. The site is haunted by one of 'The Doctor's' murdered victims: Jeannie who tells the people who logged on to find her within 48 hours or they die. Now the detectives must find 'The Doctor' before he kills his next victim and find Jeannie before she kills them by haunting them and making them die of their worst fears.
MUSIC: This film has a very good musical score, and I really enjoyed this part of the film.
ACTION: This film has fantastic special effects are disturbing imagery which makes it rather compelling and creepy horror film (In fact I wish some of these effects were used in one of my favorite films of all time; Silent Hill). This film is pretty nasty when it comes to gore factor, and the torture scenes were actually a bit shocking. This is not for kids at all for the grisly torture scenes, disturbing imagery, and even nudity. This film is actually quite creepy thanks to the wonderful special effects and I loved how many of the set pieces were designed. This film is focused mostly on dialogue and creeping you out with it's ghostly images. I was kept interested through the entire film, sure the plot twists won't blow anyone away, but it was very interesting.
ACTING: I didn't think the actors were bad, sure they had some of their awkward moments like questionable dialogue, but they managed to hold it together. Trust me, I've seen way worse acting. Overall, the acting was pretty good. If you want a horrible horror film try sitting through Alone in the Dark (Worst horror film ever!).
OVERALL: I recommend it as a rental, or if you find it in the bargain bin it somewhere it won't ruin your day. I really enjoyed this film, but for everyone else, you should approach it with caution.
THE GOOD: The fantastic special effects, the creepy and disturbing imagery, a unique storyline, wonderful music, and fairly good acting.
THE BAD: Some moments of the film were boring and sometimes there was questionable acting and dialogue."