CHATROOM (2010 U.K.) D: HIDEO NAKATA W: ENDA WALSH P: LAURA HASTINGS-SMITH/ALISON OWEN/PAUL TRIJBITS
Aaron Johnson (KICK-ASS) opens a private "Chelsea teens!" chatroom for himself and a few others (Matthew Beard, Imogen Poots, and Hannah Murray and Daniel Kaluuya from the SKINS tv series). It`s represented by actors talking in a physical reality room (the internet is a long corridor). We know from pretty early on that Johnson is disturbed and looking for a weak victim, and that conclusion is reached with no surprises. Advertised as a horror movie (the Director`s first non-Japanese movie since THE RING TWO), it`s more of a thriller (sans thrills). The trappings are immediately dated, and very stagey (no surprises there, it`s based on Walsh`s play). There are some claymation interludes.

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