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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.

Director:

William Malone

Writers:

Moshe Diamant (story), Josephine Coyle | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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 Anna Thalbach ... Kate
Siobhan Flynn ... Thana Brinkman
Evie Garratt Evie Garratt ... Albino Woman
Lex Kreps Lex Kreps ... Tenant
Joan McBride Joan McBride ... Mrs. Richardson
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Feardot.com See more »

Genres:

Crime | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Country:

UK | Germany | Luxembourg | USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fear Dot Com See more »

Filming Locations:

Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,087,457, 1 September 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$13,208,023, 27 October 2002
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Polidori, the doctor played by Udo Kier, shares his name with the surgeon to Lord Byron who was present on the night that Mary Shelley came up with the idea for "Frankenstein". Dr. Polidori was also a character in "Frankenstein the True Story" - 1973... also starring Michael Sarrazin. Sarrazin refers to the Polidori character in both films as "Polly Dolly", and in both films Polidori was killed by electricity. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Mike: That's evidence!
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Connections

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

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Sonne
Performed by Rammstein
Courtesy of Motor, a division of Universal Music GmbH
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Watching this is honestly similar to being brutally bludgeoned with a hard object
16 May 2008 | by Dragoneyed363See all my reviews

I do not really remember how I came upon this movie, but I do know that somewhere along the way it has made it's way into my DVD collection. I do not know if I blindly bought it, was given it as a "gift", or if someone lent it to me and I just forgot to return it, but whatever way, it is in there now. I watched it quite some time ago, expecting it to be decent enough, entertaining at least, because I really liked the tagline and the premise seemed fun, though I have learned to stay away from a lot of "technology killing" horrors over the past few years now, and I remembered before I watched it again recently that I hated it the first time I watched it, a lot, and it was very negatively reviewed as well. Watching it again confirmed my feelings.

The film itself is just entirely ridiculous and absurd from beginning to end with a horrible storyline and lame performances and "thrills". There is zero to none interesting scenes that make the viewer feel creeped out or enticed in any way, and the whole film is a joke within itself. I especially hated the ludicrous characters and twists, and also the way the story was executed in a poor manner, not being able to stay with one main idea for too long that it is infuriatingly annoying to watch the plot, what plot there is at least, unfold. The movie resembles a little diddy of a film titled "Ringu/The Ring" an awful lot, though both of those renditions are spectacular and this pales entirely in comparison, and even though there are some nice settings in this movie, that is really and truly the only plus side to it.

There are many noticeable errors and plot holes, the dialogue is, for our inconvenience, not as laughable as one would hope, but corny enough to get a few giggles now and then, especially some of the deliverances from the female lead, and the climax/ending is not anywhere near heartracing or interest sparking, just bland and hardly tolerable. There are many useless scenes of violence that have no importance whatsoever except to try and get a rise in the viewer, which was not accomplished in my situation, and a lot of material is just thrown in there randomly, which goes back to how I stated it is poorly executed and extremely mediocre. My summary pretty much warns anyone and everyone away from this movie, unless you are a masochist and want to be put through this pain.


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