Cam2Cam (2014)

Movie


Cam2Cam (2014)

A young American backpacker, ALLIE (Tammin Sursok), falls in with a mysterious group of ex-pats living in Bangkok who perform on a provocative interactive website called "Cam2Cam." The seductive allure of Bangkok along with the strange sexual magnetism of the group's leader, MARIT, turn Allie's world inside out. In a city where foreigners come to re-invent themselves, Allie learns, too late, that nothing is what it seems.
USA
Thailand
Austria
IMDb  3.7 /10
Metacritic   28%
Creators
Director Joel Soisson
Writer Marie Gautier
Writer Davy Sihali
Writer Joel Soisson
Information
Release Date2014-08-22
Runtime1h 31mins
GenreHorror, Thriller
Content RatingNot Rated (Not Rated)
Awards
Company
CountryUSA, Thailand, Austria
LanguageEnglish
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Chitpong Khattapong
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Thai Cop #2

Cam2Cam

Cam2Cam (also known under the working titles of Darknet and c2c) is a 2014 horror film that was directed by Joel Soisson and stars Tammin Sursok as a tourist that becomes the target of a serial killer after logging on to a cam website. The film was given a simultaneous limited theatrical and VOD release on August 22, 2014. The movie was based on a short film that was directed by Davy Sihali, which Soisson worked into the first portion of the film.


Synopsis

Allie (Tammin Sursok) is a young American staying in a hostel apartment building while travelling through Thailand. A friendly boarder introduces her to Cam2Cam, a popular online chat program that allows people to interact with one another. Curious, Allie logs on and soon discovers that there was a serial killer that used Cam2Cam to find his female victims, one of whom was staying in Allie's current room. After fellow boarder Marit (Sarah Bonrepaux) is murdered, Allie begins to worry that she is next on the serial killer's list.


Cast

  • Tammin Sursok as Allie Westbrook
  • Ben Wiggins as Michael
  • Sarah Bonrepaux as Marit
  • Jade Tailor as Lucy
  • Russell Geoffrey Banks
  • Alessa Aichingeras Webcam Performer
  • Ludovic Coutaud as Creepy nerd
  • Brett Olsen as Web Performer
  • Fabian Starr as Web Cam Performance Artist
  • Kevin Sumethasorn as Inspector (voice)
  • Jenna Z. Wilson as Webcam Voyeur

Reception

Joshua Brunsting from Criterion Cast wrote, "Soisson’s new film opens rather well. Erotically charged and not afraid of slowly building tension, the opening “act” is arguably the film’s strongest point. Perfectly paced and featuring some fun performances, the opening sequence is tense and lushly shot, all throwing a cloud of impending doom over the proceedings." Dennis Harvey from Variety wrote, "a sloppy chiller about tourists falling prey to an online stalker in Bangkok that clumsily mixes slasher, sexploitation and supernatural elements." AwardsWiz.com wrote, "an ending I found satisfying and clearly sequel worthy."

Critical reception for Cam2Cam has been generally unfavorable and the movie holds a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes (based on 7 reviews) and 28 on Metacritic (based on 7 critics). Much of the mixed criticisms centered upon how the film handled multiple genres, as review sites like Shock Till You Drop commented that the movie "straddles the middle without committing to any one genre", which they felt kept it from being as interesting as it might otherwise have been. The Hollywood Reporter commented the film was "all largely incoherent, with the screenplay's twists and surprise revelations having an utterly artificial feel" while Slant Magazine stated that the "promising first act, an effectively self-contained game of cat and mouse, paves the way for an increasingly tedious murder mystery that revels in the tired device of killing off characters just as they appear to be assuming prominence in the narrative as either the hero or the big bad". Twitch Film also panned the movie, praising the cinematography and gore while writing that "in the end, the crummy dialogue, the naive approach to technology, and the squandering of its many opportunities become too obvious to be overlooked". Ain't It Cool News praised the directors work stating "Soisson keeps things moving at a pretty rapid pace from start to finish and has a deft handling of suspense. Exemplified fantastically in the beginning sequence, Soisson knows how to ratchet up the thrills and tease us".