Melissa’s Review: Twisty & Scary ‘Cam2Cam’ Keeps You On the Edge of Your Seat

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I tend to shy away from horror as it has caused me to have scary dreams like a silly pre-teen. However, I branched out of my comfort zone when it was assumed I might not want to watch this flick due to it’s genre. It was with an open mind that I watch Cam2Cam and I really enjoyed it. P.S. unlike the poster suggests, a topless girl does not wield an axe while running at any point.

The story is about a creepy ex-pat killer in Thailand who is targeting the frequenters of the social website, Cam2Cam where girls are involved in sex am telefon and webcams. After her sister is a victim, Allie goes to Thailand to get more information about how her sister died.

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Tammin Sursok in ‘Cam2Cam’ © COPYRIGHT 2013 MOTIONPICTURES COMPANY LTD., JOYPLEX INC.

Tammin Sursok from Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family) stars as Allie, the sister searching for answers after her sister’s brutal murder. She’s vulnerable yet fearless. She doesn’t back down from a fight and is not the damsel in distress. I was surprised by the empowerment of her character.

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4. Russell Banks in ‘Cam2Cam’ © COPYRIGHT 2013 MOTIONPICTURES COMPANY LTD., JOYPLEX INC.

The writer/director, Joel Soisson, is no stranger to the genre, having wrote and directed three sequels for The Prophecy, Pulse and Children of the Corn. He was also one of several filmmakers on Project Greenlight for the making of Feast.

A follow-up sequel is currently in the works along with a webseries based on the actual “Cam2Cam” phenomenon.

Each episode of the series will begin on our “Cam2Cam” website as the viewer clicks on a “chat box” to meet a provocative new online “friend.” From there, an original story will unfold taking the viewer on an unexpected ride through the twisted world of “Cam2Cam.” The experiences will be alternately funny, terrifying, romantic, sexy, touching and sometimes just plain outrageous.

It could have predictable, but it wasn’t. Despite the sometimes terrible lighting (which admittedly could have been the fault of the quality of the streaming), and oddly old-school internet representation, the movie kept me interested, and I was awaiting every turn.

Released by IFC Midnight. In theaters on on demand now.

About Melissa Hanson

Melissa Hanson aka Dial M For Melissa - Managing Editor / Podcast Producer - Growing up, Melissa’s favorite destination was always the video store and would agonize over whether to watch something new or to rewatch a favorite. Things have not changed. Follow on Twitter @DialMForMelissa

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