Feardotcom (2002)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: August 30, 2002
DVD Release Date: January 14, 2003
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Critic Score: 3% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: As frustrating as a 404 error, Fear Dot Com is a stylish, incoherent, and often nasty mess with few scares.

Jami Bernard
New York Daily News

The story is a mess, some of the images offensive, the acting under par and the dialogue silly.

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Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times

While such artlessness doesn't inspire shivers, it's definitely worth a few cheap laughs.

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Alan Jones
Radio Times

The real torture in this vengeful cyber-spirit saga comes from having to sit through such ugly trash.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

The pity is that there's an interesting thriller buried inside this concept.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

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.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

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".

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Feardotcom is the cinematic equivalent of spam in your e-mail inbox.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

[A] shameless exercise in high-tech sadism.

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Alex Kaloostian
Christian Science Monitor

A decent score and truly gorgeous cinematography are ruined by a terrible script and violence that defines gratuitous.

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Flixster Audience Score: 17% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Fear Dot Com has often been dismissed as one of the worst horror films to be seen. Well I can say with that it's a fact that there are far worst films the… More
Summer W.
disappointing yet again when a good concept goes terrible awry.
Martin Sahlin
A good idea....Aweful result. It stinks...And guys in the truck....guess what...It doesn't get scarier just because it's darker. Was the lightning… More
Lady D'arbanville
Better than I remember this film being, although the first half seemed more promising, than the second. There were a few boring bits and a lot of the film was… More
Candy Rose
A detective and Dept of Health officer investigate four murders after they realise the victims all used the same web site before they died.
Jacob Palacio
A very scary\twisted horror flick about a killer website with very good scares\scenes.