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on 22 October 2011
I watched this simply because I'm an avid horror fan, and having heard very little about this curiosity got the better of me.
What a waste of an hour and a half. Not only is the premise outdated (chain letter murderer? what is this, 2002?) but the technology is laughable - there's a scene where the detective is leaning over a desk to talk to someone, and on his computer screen is complete gibberish in large, arial font. For a film that's all about the evils of technology, surely they could've updated their systems to 2010? It takes the majority of the film for the heroine to realize the killer is using GPS to track them, and any savvy, blackberry toting teenager in her position would have picked this up instantly. The only current looking element that brings this to 2010 is World of Warcraft, and even that is shoddily edited into the film.
The setting itself is also rediculous. As another reviewer has said, in literally every scene it is dark and raining, and we have the usual scenes of a pretty twenty-something (who's pretending she's 18) getting stalked down alleyways or getting naked somehow while the killer watches on. The whole set-up is extremely lazy - it's as if the producers and directors saw Scream, wished it had the gorey elements of Saw and stole The Matrix's screensaver, while forgetting they needed a plot.
And what was with the ending? The killer isn't given any kind of motivation other than "TECHNOLOGY IS EVIL, KILL ALL TEENAGERS WHO USE IT!!" and isn't charismatic or intimidating enough to be interesting. I won't give the "twist" away, but by the time it came along I'd lost interest.
There really isn't anything that redeems this film. I suppose if you're a gore fan, there's one particularly nasty death towards the beginning, but even that is poorly executed. Save your money and your time.
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