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Feardotcom (2002)

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A New York City detective investigates mysterious deaths occurring 48 hours after users log onto a site named feardotcom.


William Malone


Moshe Diamant (story), Josephine Coyle | 1 more credit »
4,159 ( 151)
Bottom Rated Movies #63 | 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Dorff ... Mike
Natascha McElhone ... Terry
Stephen Rea ... Alistair
Udo Kier ... Polidori
Amelia Curtis ... Denise
Jeffrey Combs ... Styles
Nigel Terry ... Turnbull
Gesine Cukrowski ... Jeannine
Michael Sarrazin ... Frank Bryant
Jana Güttgemanns ... Little Girl
Anna Thalbach ... Kate
Siobhan Flynn ... Thana Brinkman
Evie Garratt Evie Garratt ... Albino Woman
Lex Kreps Lex Kreps ... Tenant
Joan McBride ... Mrs. Richardson


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 »


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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Did You Know?


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 »


When Terry is looking at the papers and her nose bleeds there is a spot of blood below her nostril, in the next shot there is no blood at all. See more »


Mike: It's a live-cam death site.
Terry: It doesn't sound like Turnbull. Why would he watch that?
Mike: People love to see death. Why do you think the ratings are so high on reality disaster shows?
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References Inferno (1980) See more »


Performed by Rammstein
Courtesy of Motor, a division of Universal Music GmbH
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User Reviews

No wonder people claim the horror genre is dead
23 January 2005 | by CoventrySee all my reviews

If the survival of horror films depends on titles such as this "FearDotCom", we are indeed facing the downfall of the genre. This is lame, uninspired and repetitive garbage that irritates you from start to finish. Director William Malone's idea of suspense exists out of underexposed and fuzzy images of murders edited together in boisterous flashes that actually show you NOTHING. Add a poorly written script about a murderous website and completely unconvincing characters to this and you've got yourself one of the biggest cinema-turkeys since the new millennium. If the premise of this film rings a bell, it means that you recognize it from the Japanese cult hit "Ringu"…. Or the slightly inferior American remake "the Ring". Only, the videotape has been replaced by an internet website and the poor victims have only 2 days left to live after being exposed instead of 7. Typical for an unscrupulous rip-off…Faster, louder and modernized! The elaboration is a mess: weak dialogue, plot holes all over the place, no style or atmosphere and very bad acting. I can't believe class actors like Udo Kier and Stephen Rea were talked into accepting roles like this? Surely they can still do better even though they both have seen their best times. Stephen Dorff and the leading lady deliver lousy performances in roles that really don't fit them. Dorff as a tough, experienced copper? Doubtful… Perhaps what annoyed me most about the cast (shallow, I admit) is seeing how one of my all-time favorite B-actors, Jeffrey Combs, is given such a small and insignificant role! That's Doctor Herbert West from Re-Animator we're talking about, dammit! Show a little more respect, Malone! If you love horror, you should avoid "FearDotCom" at all costs! It's bad for your nerve system.

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Release Date:

30 August 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fear Dot Com See more »

Filming Locations:

Québec, Canada See more »


Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,710,128, 1 September 2002

Gross USA:


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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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