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This is the true story of a love triangle that takes place entirely online. Lies lead to murder in real life, as a teenage vixen (screen name 'talhotblond') lures men into her web. ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Steve Clement ...
Narrator (voice)
Thomas Montgomery ...
Himself - Convicted Murder
Ken Case ...
Himself - Former Prosecutor
Rex Beaber ...
Himself - Clinical Psychologist
Tim Shieler ...
Himself - Jessi's Mother
Deb Barrett ...
Herself - Brian's Mother
Dan Barrett ...
Himself - Brian's Father
Ron Kenyon ...
Himself - Detective, Erie County Sheriff's Department (as Capt. Ron Kenyon)
Jim Hatch ...
Himself - Detective (as Detective Jim Hatch)
Lee Kirk ...
Himself - Oakhill Police Department (as Sgt. Lee Kirk)
John Molloy ...
Himself - Montgomery's First Attorney
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This is the true story of a love triangle that takes place entirely online. Lies lead to murder in real life, as a teenage vixen (screen name 'talhotblond') lures men into her web. Revealing a shocking true crime story that shows the Internet's power to unleash our most dangerous fantasies. Written by Barbara Schroeder

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Disappointing and cliché
15 December 2013 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

This documentary was incredibly disappointing. The story definitely piqued my interest after watching CATFISH, but after only 20 minutes I was incredibly bored with its presentation and, especially, the narration.

It's put together like an incredibly cheesy story, the way it's narrated by one of the people involved makes it feel unauthenticated and overplayed. I found myself rolling my eyes quite a few times, "She started sending me photos... and, well, you can guess where it went from there".

I feel that documentaries work best when facts are presented in an interesting and creative way, usually in a way in which you can make your own conclusions. My first thought was that Montgomery was a disgusting man, but I really tired of the film telling my this over and over again.

When the monotone voice claims "Wow, so intense", I have to laugh. I can't say this documentary was for me, maybe it will be great for those who maybe prefer something that resembles a dramatic reading, or a lifetime movie.

Overall, I found it boring, cliché, cheesy, and rather annoying. Perhaps I prefer documentaries when the narrator is not playing the part of a character, and is stating facts and setting the scene, rather than relaying emotions with corny, monotone fluff sentences.


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