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Feardotcom (2002)

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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... See full summary »

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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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Crime | Horror | Thriller

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

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30 August 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fear Dot Com  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$49,779 (Hong Kong) (13 June 2003)

Gross:

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

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 »

Goofs

When Terry and Mike find the doctor, Terry gets injected with a drug in the neck, but a couple of seconds later she runs to comfort Mike acting as though there are no effects of the drug. See more »

Quotes

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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Referenced in FeardotCom: Visions of Fear (2003) See more »

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Cajun Waltz
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Carlin Production Music 284/22
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The 'Ringu' of Internet – A Ghost Story
22 October 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

After some mysterious deaths showing the same symptoms in the victims, Terry Huston (Natascha McElhone), from the Department of Health, investigates the possibility of a virus in the city with Homicide Detective Mike Reilly (Stephen Dorff). However, they realize that all the victims have visited an Internet site called 'www.fear.com' forty-eight hours before dying. A further investigation shows that there is a ghost on the web killing its users. Meanwhile, Detective Mike Reilly is also investigating a murderer called Alistair Pratt, 'The Doctor' (Stephen Rea). This movie has good and bad points. The story is plagiarized from the excellent and original Japanese 'Ringu', but the American 'The Ring' was a copy and became a success. There are some flaws along the confused plot. But there are also interesting points. For example, the dark and rainy atmosphere recalls 'Seven'. There is a sort of contrast between the modern (computer, Internet, cars) and life in the 30's or 40's (old buildings, classic costumes and furniture), recalling a film-noir, with a beautiful photography and style. There are also some reasonable special effects. The cast is slightly above average, with Natascha McElhone, Stephen Rea and Stephen Dorff. Therefore I dare to say that it is a watchable movie and I do not agree with the User Rating. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): 'MedoPontoCombr' ('FearDotCom')


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