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The world of online dating is a bizarre concept all its own. It’s a world where we openly expose our most personal selves to absolute strangers. As if that isn’t frightening enough, what if you were in a foreign country with very little personal contact? This is the set-up of Cam2Cam, a new thriller by director Joel Soisson set against the backdrop of Thailand’s video sex chat community.
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- Christopher Jimenez
Joel Soisson’s CAM2CAM hit theaters/VOD yesterday (August 22nd) and to celebrate, the nice folks at IFC Midnight sent us this exclusive clip from the webcam/Thailand-based shocker. While the clip doesn’t give much away, it does show a stylized sequence involving a lot of neon and an injured woman being followed by another woman, completely covered in blood. If that doesn’t make you curious as to what the film has in stores for horror fans, then I don’t know what will. Check out the clip, along with the trailer for CAM2CAM after the jump and be sure to check out CAM2CAM in theaters and/or VOD!
“In this dark and haunting thriller, five Bangkok tourists have gone missing after making online contact with an unknown party. Newly-arrived Allie Westbrook (Tammin Sursok) meets a pair of ex-pats, Michael and Marit, who perform on a provocative interactive website. »
- Jerry Smith
Those dang Internets are gonna getcha in “Cam2Cam,” a sloppy chiller about tourists falling prey to an online stalker in Bangkok that clumsily mixes slasher, sexploitation and supernatural elements. Given director/scenarist Joel Soisson’s track record of mostly direct-to-video schlock genre sequels, often as a producer, it’s perhaps surprising that his latest is braving a limited theatrical release Aug. 22, simultaneous with its VOD launch. Needless to say, this rather sleazy time-killer will make most of its coin via home formats in most territories.
The first act is basically a straight-up remake of French helmer Davy Sihali’s half-hour 2008 short, which won fans at horror fests worldwide. (Apart from sharing original story credit, Sihali is oddly credited at the end as “guest director,” suggesting creative differences might have arisen at some point during production.) American expat Lucy (Jade Tailor) whiles away an evening at home with a titillating livecam »
- Dennis Harvey
Cam a lot: Soisson’s Stilted Thriller as Dated as it is Laughably Inarticulate
The only thing horrifying in Joel Soisson’s techno born thriller Cam2Cam is the awful grammatical chatroom communication utilized by its sublimely half-witted characters. Even in the twitter age where the systemic butchering of language from rampant acronyms to abbreviations for our limited character space, these people seem simply primordial, especially considering that English is their first language. While Soisson’s Bangkok based narrative certainly gets the locale right for a nexus of potential seedy strangeness, where sex tourism without any rational limits runs virulently unsanctioned, there’s nothing else remotely inspired about any of the inane antics in a thriller that already seems behind the times in its tech lingo as concerns digitalized sex for sale.
- Nicholas Bell
You never really know who may be on the other side of that email address or social media account and you certainly never know what they really want from you. That simple premise forms the basis of indie thriller CAM2CAM and with Joel Soisson's film hitting cinemas in limited release from IFC Midnight on August 22nd we've got an exclusive red band clip to share.In this dark and haunting thriller from director Joel Soisson, five Bangkok tourists have gone missing after making online contact with an unknown party. Newly-arrived Allie Westbrook (Tammin Sursok, "Pretty Little Liars") meets a pair of ex-pats, Michael and Marit, who perform on a provocative interactive website. The dark menace beneath Michael's easy charm and the strange magnetism of the group's...
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Over the last two or so years there’s been a noticeable boom in what I’m coining the “techno-horror” genre (technology based horror), which isn’t very surprising considering how we’ve all become sheeple with iPhones glued to our hands – but that movie would essentially be nothing but a new-age zombie flick.
A movie like Cam2Cam takes a bit of commonplace internet entertainment, like video chatting, and introduces a sadistic twist that confirms creeping paranoias already planted in our brains. Nothing is safe online, nor sacred, as hackers can get just about any information they’d need simply by sending a virus via email or download. Age, hair color, mother’s maiden name, college Gpa; it’s all accessible to the right people – including your current location. Movies like The Den have already proved that the internet is a vastly more horrifying beast than we could ever imagine, »
- Matt Donato
We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a trailer and release details for Sledge, Cam2Cam, and Night Guards, a review of Hungerford, plus more below:
Sledge Trailer and Release Date Announced: “He didn’t drown. He didn’t burn. He’s just a psychopath with a sledgehammer.
A spoof of the horror genre, and littered with nods and references to fright flicks of yesteryear, the film fixes on a psychopath who not only believes he’s in a movie and video game but that he’s the hero of this story.
“Sledge is a horror comedy that takes a loving poke to the horror classics we »
- Tamika Jones
IFC Midnight have unleashed the newest trailer for the Joel Soisson ('Children of the Corn: Genesis') helmed horror thriller 'Cam2Cam'. And if the titillating one-sheet, which you can also check out below, wasn't enough to wet your appetite the hopefully this mildly salacious and bloody new trailer will do the trick. The movie stars gorgeous 'Pretty Little Liars' actress Tammin Sursok as well as Ben Wiggins, Sarah Bonrepaux ('The ABC's of Death'), Jade Tailor and Russell Geoffrey Banks. Check out the trailer below. »
Putting perverts, Internet webcams, and pretty foreigners together is just asking for trouble, but especially if you drop them all into the seedy underbelly of Bangkok. That’s what happens in director Joel Soisson’s “Cam2Cam.” Soisson, for a while there, was the go-to guy for direct-to-dvd horror sequels, having helmed two “Prophecy” and two “Pulse” sequels. If you’ve never any of those movies, don’t worry, most people haven’t, either. “Cam2Cam” looks pretty bloody, and once again reminds me why I have my computer’s camera permanently disabled. (Or at least, I think I do…) In this dark and haunting thriller, Five Bangkok tourists have gone missing after making online contact with an unknown party. Newly-arrived Allie Westbrook meets a pair of ex-pats, Michael and Marit, who perform on a provocative interactive website. The dark menace beneath Michael’s easy charm and the strange magnetism of the group’s leader, »
Director Joel Soisson (Pulse 2: Afterlife, Pulse 3, Children of the Corn: Genesis) is back with a new film for the digital age entitled Cam2Cam (formerly DARKnet), and right now we have the poster, trailer, and release details for ya! Dig 'em!
IFC Midnight will be releasing Cam2Cam on August 22nd in limited theaters day-and-date with VOD.
A young American backpacker, Allie (Sursok), falls in with a mysterious group of ex-pats living in Bangkok who perform on a provocative interactive website called “Cam2Cam.” The seductive allure of Bangkok, along with the strange sexual magnetism of the group’s leader, Marit, turns Allie’s world inside out. In a city where foreigners come to reinvent themselves, Allie learns too late that nothing is what it seems.
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10 items from 2014
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