Check e-mails, shop on Amazon, watch someone die?,
This review is from: Untraceable [DVD] (DVD)
In life if one idea proves successful you can guarantee that other people will follow that same formula. In this case it is the idea of creating a horror film with plenty of gore and torturous death scenes to entice viewers. It's a genre that's currently in overkill, the Saw series possibly being the biggest successes, and so it usually takes something a little different to entice me into viewing a film. Untraceable has that with the victims of the killer dying at a quicker speed if more people view the torture scene on the killer's website, killwithme.com.
The idea is quite interesting as it ponders over how our society is attracted to horrible scenes, stopping to view the outcome of a car crash rather then driving past for example. The killer in the film also comments on this situation by telling one of his victims that the bath of water turning acidic would have still been water were it not for people logging onto the killwithme.com website.
The rest of the film follows the general formula of the FBI failing to catch the killer as more bodies pile up and the victims are killed in some horrific, torturous ways. The story behind the killer is revealed as the film progresses and you actually see the killer quite early in the film, removing the traditional aspect of guessing who it is.
As you would expect the cast of the film doesn't contain any major names but this doesn't take away anything from the film. Overall, if you've enjoyed the likes of Saw, Hostel and to a lesser extent Final Destination then you'll probably enjoy this. It's not one of the best of the genre in any sense but it's still worth watching once, possibly to then collect dust in your collection if you're anything like me.