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fear dot com (FeardotCom)
Terror is lurking online in this thriller directed by William Malone, who also helmed the 1999 remake of House on Haunted Hill. Mike Reilly (Stephen Dorff) is a NYPD detective who has been assigned to look into a string of murders which have taken place in Manhattan, with Terry Houston (Natascha McElhone), a researcher from the city Department of Health, lending her assistance whether Reilly likes it or not. Reilly discovers that all four victims have one thing in common -- they were all men who logged on to the same Internet website exactly 48 hours before they were killed. It seems the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 3%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The story is a mess, some of the images offensive, the acting under par and the dialogue silly."
‑ Jami Bernard, New York Daily News
"While such artlessness doesn't inspire shivers, it's definitely worth a few cheap laughs."
‑ Manohla Dargis, Los Angeles Times
"The real torture in this vengeful cyber-spirit saga comes from having to sit through such ugly trash."
‑ Alan Jones, Radio Times
"Awful but strangely endearing."
‑ , Total Film
"[An] illogical, repulsive nightmare..."
‑ Mark Halverson, Sacramento News & Review
"The pity is that there's an interesting thriller buried inside this concept."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"FearDotCom was made with just enough craft to keep it from being the instantly dated camp howler its title promises, but it's quickly apparent that there's no thought or originality under its grim, familiar surface."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"I figured feardotcom was gonna be bad news when I saw the trailer and noticed it was promoted with the line "From the director of House on Haunted Hill"."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"Feardotcom is full of inconsistencies and contradictions, but none are more disturbing than the fact that not a single policeman wears gloves at any of the umpteen crime scenes scattered throughout the film."
‑ Erin Podolsky, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"Watching Feardotcom is often like being splashed with sewage by a Super-Soaker."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Feardotcom is the cinematic equivalent of spam in your e-mail inbox."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"[A] shameless exercise in high-tech sadism."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"A decent score and truly gorgeous cinematography are ruined by a terrible script and violence that defines gratuitous."
‑ Alex Kaloostian, Christian Science Monitor
"It's simply really bad."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"William Malone's fear dot com desperately wants to be a cutting-edge chiller with its 'up-to-the-minute' internet theme, but turns out to be a depressing up-chuck of every great horror movie of the last 20 years."
‑ Mark Kermode, Guardian
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