FEARDOTCOM

A Blinding Assault on the Senses and the Spirit

Content -4
Quality
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Violence        
Sex        
Nudity        

Release Date: August 31, 2002

Starring: Stephen Dourff, Natascha
McElhone, Stephen Rea, and
Jeffrey Combes

Genre: Horror

Audience: Teenagers and young adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 101 minutes

Distributor: Warner Bros.

Director: William Malone

Executive Producer: Rudy Cohen, Mark Damon, Frank
Hubner, David Saunders, and
Eomain Schroeder

Producer: Limor Diamont and Moshe
Diamant

Writer: Josephine Coyle

Address Comments To:

Barry M. Meyer, Chairman/CEO
Warner Bros., Inc.
4000 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91522-0001
Phone: (818) 954-6000
Website: www.movies.warnerbros.com

Content:

(OOO, B, LLL, VVV, S, NN, A, D, M) Very strong occult worldview where ghost inhabits Internet and computers to kill people who don’t help her get her revenge on mad serial killer; heroes try to stop both ghost and serial killer; 23 obscenities and 18 profanities; strong, scary violence includes subway train kills man, blood comes out of people’s eyes, nose and mouth, woman commits suicide by jumping out window, serial killer binds naked female victims and threatens them with scalpels and other sharp instruments, man shot in chest, sadomasochism, shots of knives shooting up on Internet site, and gruesome, disturbing shots of nude dead female corpses; implied fornication, depicted sadomasochism and seductive questions; several scenes of upper female nudity, including nude and mutilated corpses with stitches, and upper male nudity in one or two scenes; alcohol use; smoking; and, kidnapping rebuked but revenge not rebuked.


Summary:

FEARDOTCOM is a poorly made mad slasher, ghost movie where the dead victim of a mad serial killer is able to take revenge on her killer, while killing anyone who fails to help her. FEARDOTCOM assaults the eyes and the spirit with ultra-violent, blinding images, a sadomasochistic villain and an angry ghost who fights evil with evil.


Review:

FEARDOTCOM is a poorly made "mad slasher", ghost story that assaults the eyes and the spirit. Stephen Dourff stars as a detective working on strange cases of people bleeding through their orifices and dying, as well as committing suicide or having bizarre accidents. He thinks it’s connected to the case of a mad serial killer, a doctor who mutilated women and showed their deaths on the Internet, but was never caught. Eventually, it turns out that the ghost of one of the doctor’s poor victims is using the doctor’s website design to force Internet users to find the doctor so the ghost can kill him. With help from a beautiful health inspector, the cop follows the ghost’s clues, but looking at the website endangers their lives too.
It’s not always clear what’s going on in FEARDOTCOM. In fact, part of the plot I have just described is just a supposition of what happens in the movie. It’s bad enough that such ultra-violent horror movies are marketed to the mass audience. What is worse in this particular example is the movie’s occult worldview where a ghost of someone who’s died can kill the living and take revenge.
FEARDOTCOM also contains lots of strong foul language and many scenes with blinding lights or blinding white images that flash into viewer’s eyes. Thus, it’s physically painful as well as morally, emotionally, spiritually, and theologically painful to watch FEARDOTCOM.


In Brief:

FEARDOTCOM is a poorly made "mad slasher", ghost movie that assaults the eyes and the spirit. Stephen Dourff stars as a detective working on strange cases of people bleeding through their orifices and dying, as well as committing suicide or having bizarre accidents. He thinks it’s connected to the case of a mad serial killer, a doctor who mutilated women and showed their deaths on the Internet, but was never caught. Eventually, it turns out that the ghost of one of the doctor’s poor victims is using the doctor’s website design to force Internet users to find the doctor so the ghost can kill him. With help from a beautiful health inspector, the cop follows the ghost’s clues, but looking at the website endangers their lives too.



It’s not always clear what’s going on in FEARDOTCOM. In fact, part of the plot I have just described is just a supposition of what happens in the movie. It’s bad enough that such ultra-violent horror movies are marketed to the mass audience. What is worse in this particular example is the movie’s occult worldview where a ghost of someone who’s died can kill the living and take revenge