Cam2Cam DVD Review

     Actors: Ben Wiggins, Russell Geoffrey Banks
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Ifc Independent Film
  • DVD Release Date: December 16, 2014
  • Run Time: 90 minutes



            Sometimes bad acting or poorly written dialogue can be forgiven, though this is typically only the case in B-film genre pictures which offer other distractions. This usually comes in the form of sex or violence, both of which Cam2Cam seems to offer up with its premise and a DVD cover featuring a near-nubile girl carrying an ax. Unfortunately, Cam2Cam fails to deliver quality or exploitation, leaving audiences with nothing more than a cheaply shot tepid thriller.   


            The film begins with a random murder in a rundown apartment building that could be anywhere. Only after this opening sequence does the filmmaker grace us with the knowledge that the setting is in Bangkok, Thailand. Because most of the terror happens online anyway, this location is more convoluting than relevant. The premise follows the desire that people have to do kinky things, so why set this up in one of the world’s least repressed cities. It is far more difficult to imagine tourists traveling to Bangkok to sit on their computers in a crappy room delving into their deepest desires, but I imagine this has more to do with the cheapness of production.


            Allie (Tammin Sursok) travels to Bangkok in search of answers, and instead gets pulled into the same nonsense online game. She makes friends upon arrival with two fellow travelers living indefinitely in the rundown apartments, despite the strange vibe that they both give off. I would go into greater detail about the plot, but there is truly nothing else I can say without giving the ending away. This is not because of the complexity or twists of the film. It ends exactly as you can probably imagine from the premise. There is merely little else within the plot other than pointless scenes in Bangkok and derivative horror sequences that involve internet fears from the 1990s.


            The DVD special features include a commentary track with director Joel Soisson, and a trailer.  


    Entertainment Value: 2/10

    Quality of Filmmaking: 2.5/10

    Historical Significance:  0/10

    Special Features: 4.5/10




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