People go to Thailand to act on their most extreme fantasies, in Cam2Cam that includes serial killing.
Bangkok, Thailand is thought to be the destination for any tourist hoping to explore and act on the most taboo kink and fetish. An American tourist named Allie goes to Bangkok and meets a group of performers on a sex website Cam2Cam. These twisted twenty somethings are keeping a sinister secret from Allie.
With such debaucherous and sexually depraved themes, Cam2Cam is pretty flat and unconvincing. The film opens on a girl instant messaging and video chatting with someone and quickly turns cliché. This scenes marks the tone for the deaths and murders in Cam2Cam; they are gruesome and savage and yet they do not translate to a sense of horror.
Joel Soisson attempts to capture the Bangkok atmosphere to add to the tone of the film. It is an admirable attempt but the story created by Marie Gautier and Davy Sihali just does not translate into a feature film. Originally a short film from 2008, as a full length film the 2014 version drags on, stretching a filler filled 91 minutes.
The way characters instant message in this movie is extremely distracting. It is very inaccurate and almost as if an alien observed behavior and said 'this is how humans computer.' An example: "put yr kamra bak on'. It is a minor detail but when the minor details are so flawed you know the rest of the film is going to be atrocious and it is.
The acting is not great, but it also did not bother me as much as the entirety of the plot. Casting of Sarah Bonrepaux as the seductive and charismatic Marit was on point. The rest of the roles were cast in a very stereotypical horror movie kind of way, lots of pretty people: Tammin Sursok, Ben Wiggins and Jade Tailor included.
Cam2Cam is overall a disappointing and unremarkable film that tries to capitalize on its environment and only exacerbates its drawn out plot.
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Horror / Thriller
Horror / Thriller
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.
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April 20, 2021 at 10:30 PM