Feardotcom (2002)

R  |   |  Crime, Horror, Thriller  |  30 August 2002 (USA)
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Four bodies are found in New York City. The coincidence? They all died 48 hours after logging on to a site named feardotcom.


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Four bodies are found in New York City. Why, why, why? The coincidence? They all died 48 hours after logging on to a site named feardotcom.com. Tough detective Mike Reilly collaborates with Department of Health associate Terry Huston to research these mysterious deaths. The only way to find out though what really happened is to enter the site itself... Written by SomethingSage

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Want to see a really killer website? It's the last site you'll ever see. See more »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence including grisly images of torture, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 August 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fear Dot Com  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,087,457 (USA) (30 August 2002)


$77,864 (Hong Kong) (20 June 2003)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Several of the film's subterranean sets were re-used from the 2001 action pic "The Musketeer" - also made by the same production company. See more »


As Terry's boss is walking to his car, he takes out a cigarette and shots skip randomly between him putting the cigarette to his mouth, the cigarette being in his mouth, and there being no cigarette at all. See more »


Alistair: You won't shoot her. You suffer from the hero's curse of hope.
Mike: Yeah, I got hope. I hope my first shot blows your fuckin' head off!
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References The Blair Witch Project (1999) See more »


Written by James Hosley and Van Decker
Performed by The Plagues
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Watching this is honestly similar to being brutally bludgeoned with a hard object
16 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I do not really remember how I came upon this movie, but I do know that somewhere along the way it has made it's way into my DVD collection. I do not know if I blindly bought it, was given it as a "gift", or if someone lent it to me and I just forgot to return it, but whatever way, it is in there now. I watched it quite some time ago, expecting it to be decent enough, entertaining at least, because I really liked the tagline and the premise seemed fun, though I have learned to stay away from a lot of "technology killing" horrors over the past few years now, and I remembered before I watched it again recently that I hated it the first time I watched it, a lot, and it was very negatively reviewed as well. Watching it again confirmed my feelings.

The film itself is just entirely ridiculous and absurd from beginning to end with a horrible storyline and lame performances and "thrills". There is zero to none interesting scenes that make the viewer feel creeped out or enticed in any way, and the whole film is a joke within itself. I especially hated the ludicrous characters and twists, and also the way the story was executed in a poor manner, not being able to stay with one main idea for too long that it is infuriatingly annoying to watch the plot, what plot there is at least, unfold. The movie resembles a little diddy of a film titled "Ringu/The Ring" an awful lot, though both of those renditions are spectacular and this pales entirely in comparison, and even though there are some nice settings in this movie, that is really and truly the only plus side to it.

There are many noticeable errors and plot holes, the dialogue is, for our inconvenience, not as laughable as one would hope, but corny enough to get a few giggles now and then, especially some of the deliverances from the female lead, and the climax/ending is not anywhere near heartracing or interest sparking, just bland and hardly tolerable. There are many useless scenes of violence that have no importance whatsoever except to try and get a rise in the viewer, which was not accomplished in my situation, and a lot of material is just thrown in there randomly, which goes back to how I stated it is poorly executed and extremely mediocre. My summary pretty much warns anyone and everyone away from this movie, unless you are a masochist and want to be put through this pain.

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