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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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A thrilling documentary
22 August 2010 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

I rarely see thrillers told as a documentary, or at least good documentaries, but that's what "Talhotblond" is. And it's done well.

It opens with a young man telling us that he was murdered - all because of lies told in a sexually-charged online chat room. Early on it seems we know the whole story of what happens, so I wasn't sure how they planned on keeping the film going. But there is so much more to this story. More than you could ever believe. They kept me watching because I wanted to try and solve the case, see how it all plays out. Although it may seem like they tell us the ending at the very beginning, they really didn't.

The story is paced well. We find out what we need to, when we need to, to keep watching, but never revealing all of the shocking secrets. It is hard to make a documentary about things said in an online chat room. I'm not sure if text across the screen is a good way, but I haven't thought of a better way. I found that it dragged a bit at the end, but that's probably just because I didn't feel that much justice was served to "Talhotblond".


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