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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The last site you'll ever see. See more »


Crime | Horror | Thriller

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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Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Although Franchise Pictures is listed as a production company, the studio only came on board the film late in post-production and used their deal with Warner Bros. to get the film a stateside theatrical release. See more »


During the interview with Turnbull's wife, the cigarette ash becomes shorter, without her knocking any ash off. See more »


Mike: I hate germs, and... diseases.
Terry: What about bugs?
Mike: Pretty much hate them too.
Terry: You know you sleep with bugs?
Mike: What?
Terry: You - sleep - with - bugs.
Mike: No, I, I-I-I don't, actually.
Terry: Yeah, you do. Everyone does. Dust mites. They're in your carpets, in your bed. They look like little lobsters. You know, in fact, they're distant relatives.
Mike: You're enjoying this, aren't you?
Terry: I, I just don't get out much.
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References The Changeling (1980) See more »


Written by James Hosley and Van Decker
Performed by The Plagues
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I'd rather watch Anti-Smoking Commercials
25 January 2003 | by (Oakland, California) – See all my reviews

I'd rather watch Anti-Smoking Commercials than this because at least you'd see real horror. I saw this film when it was fresh in theaters. Hearing no negative feedback (or any for that matter) I thought it looked interesting so I went to see it. Considering I was one of about 4 people in the whole theater I jumped to the conclusion that this movie was bad, and was it. The whole movie is very dark in scenery and in acting.

The movie is about a website (feardotcom.com) that if you go there some dead chick asks you if you want to play a game, and then eventually kills you. Behind the website is a snuff film maker that shows footage of him killing people 'erotically.' The director of this movie must has some screws loose in his head. It's like a cheap cheesy very poorly done 8mm ripoff.

I'm all for movies in the 'Bottom 100' of IMDB. I enjoy movies that the critics hate. But this movie just makes you wonder, who would put out money to release this?

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