FBI agent Jennifer Marsh is tasked with hunting down a seemingly untraceable serial killer who posts live videos of his victims on the Internet. As time runs out, the cat and mouse chase becomes more personal.
After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang led by a prison escapee unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging the parents of one of the victims -- a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics.
A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
As homicide detective Thomas Craven investigates the death of his activist daughter, he uncovers not only her secret life, but a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence.
Beautiful Carmen Colson and her ironworker husband Wayne are placed in the Federal Witness Protection program after witnessing an "incident". Thinking they are at last safe, they are targeted by an experienced hit man and a psychopathic young upstart killer. The ensuing struggle will test Carmen to the limit.
Sarah and Jillian have been best friends for so long they can't remember when their friendship started. Growing up in the small town of Goshen, Indiana the two girls couldn't be more different. Sarah is a star pupil and athlete, a 100-watt-bulb in a five-watt-town, while Jillian is star mischief-maker, a 100lbs-of-trouble in a five-pound-bag. Although both girls long to be break free of the small-town life, Jillian is the first to act, revealing to Sarah that she has been meeting men on-line with the sole purpose of finding someone who will "take her away from this place". Soon thereafter, she disappears leaving Sarah with only a journal and a cryptic video message sent from her cell-phone. Sarah soon discovers that the town would rather forget that Jillian had ever existed. Distraught, she delves into the secrets surrounding her disappearance. Aided by, Jasper, the resident computer geek who secretly adores her, the two plunge head-long into Goshen's dark secrets -- uncovering ... Written by
Chuck Carter used a real, loaded, paint ball gun to shoot Paul Wesley in the leg, but the pressure was dialed down, and Paul Wesley had a fiberglass protective plate covering his leg. After shooting the scene, Chuck Carter said he had been very tempted to "accidentally" aim high and hit the unprotected part of his leg! See more »
The film is set during summer vacation, yet the texts Sarah receives throughout the movie say the month is October. See more »
Jeez, I don't think I've gotten 500 messages my entire life!
That's because you don't have boobs Jasper.
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I totally agree with all the bad things people have to say about this movie, but I still found the movie as a whole strangely watch-able and even mildly enjoyable.
The plot of a naive young girl disappearing after meeting the wrong person on the internet has always had a TV movie feel to it and has really been done to death. Moreover, in the age of Facebook, Twitter, and other "social media", the internet is just not that scary and is evil only in its utter banality. It also doesn't help that the "naive teenager" here is played by an actress who looks to be at least twenty five, and even her character is far more worldly and sophisticated than any small-town Indiana teenage girl probably ever would be.
The actress that plays the friend who searches for the missing girl, however, Anna Kendrick ("Up in the Air") is a definite asset to the film. She's very easy to look at (very, VERY easy)if also not entirely believable as a small-town Indiana girl (although I suppose girls like that have to grow up SOMEWHERE). She has obviously been in much more high-profile movies recently, but it's too soon yet to tell if she will become a genuine talent like Jennifer Lawrence (and this movie will be her "House at the End of the Street") or if she'll be more like Katherine McPhee (an appealing cutie who has gone on to "bigger" things, but will probably remain most memorable as bikini-clad shark bait in the above-par horror flick "Shark Night"). Kendrick does have a good chemistry here with her male co-star ( ) as an allegedly nerdy computer geek who helps her search for her friend while barely disguising his romantic feelings for her.
The mystery killer is incredibly predictable, but this film has what a lot of present-day horror films are lacking, namely atmosphere--the dark cornfields, the spooky farmhouses, etc. Sure there are no silicone breasts or CGI gore here, but those things are very overrated and rarely, in themselves, a good horror movie make. This isn't really a good horror movie, but it's really better than it ought to be.
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