The website "horrorvision.com" has a mysterious secret...anyone who logs onto it winds up dead. After Dez, a web programmer, logs in his girlfriend and others are attacked. Only Dez and a ...
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A video store clerk stumbles onto an alien plot to take over earth by brainwashing people with a bad '50s science fiction movie. He and his friends race to stop the aliens before the tapes ... See full summary »
The website "horrorvision.com" has a mysterious secret...anyone who logs onto it winds up dead. After Dez, a web programmer, logs in his girlfriend and others are attacked. Only Dez and a mysterious man named Bradbury can stop the ominous forces intent on ruling the cyber-world. Written by
Charles Band, CEO of Full Moon Pictures, had originally announced production on the film back in 1999, under the name of FEAR.com. The original script was eventually re-written as "HorrorVision." See more »
I thought this looked interesting from the first time I saw it at Hollywood Video, although I have no idea why. I mean, if you just look at it, it looks like any other direct-to-video release and one with a pretty cheesy title at that. But, for better or worse, it kept tugging on my "check this out" senses, so when I was at the Horrorfind convention and not only had a chance to get it, but also had a chance to get it signed by Brinke Stevens herself, I couldn't resist. So now that I've seen it what do I think? Well, it was okay, but it could have been a lot better.
The story started out pretty predictably. In fact, the whole movie was pretty predictable. Another thing was that there was no sense of closure. It was left hanging wide open for a sequel. And if no sequel gets made, then "Horrorvision" will turn out to be a pretty pointless movie, you know, like the new "Planet of the Apes". It did have a nice 'end of the world' feel to it, which was cool (kinda like "Maximum Overdrive" in a way). Other than that, there weren't really any highlights in the story. Except for a few "Star Wars" references near the end. Must love those "Star Wars" references.
The acting was decent for a low budget, Full Moon production. There were a couple Full Moon regulars, a few total newbies, and, of course, Brinke Stevens. Brinke had a pretty cool part, but she wasn't around very long (that's what happens when you have 'Special Appearance by' in front of your name). The lead, Jake Leonard, was a little bit of an over-actor, but he did pretty well considering this was his first flick. Another relative newcomer that I liked was Maggie Rose Fleck, but, like Brinke, her part wasn't that big.
The make-up was done pretty well. There was one creepy-looking guy with a bunch of computer stuff on him. The other forms of special effects were pretty cheesy. Little puppet thingies on strings and quite a lot of really bad computer graphic effects. But, hey, this is Full Moon, king of the really bad computer graphic effects. One thing in the flick that I thought was pretty cool was the music. It was some weird 'electro-rock' type stuff and it fit with the movie pretty well.
Do I regret buying or watching this flick? Nope. Will I watch it again? Maybe. Anytime soon? Probably not. If you're a fan of cheesy Full Moon direct-to-video flicks with no closure or a die-hard Brinke Stevens fanatic, check it out.
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