Note: This is one of the rare times I can not give a star rating to a film.
If you are not a fan of horror films, then this is a film I have to urge you to turn away from. Never seeing even a frame from this movie, I heard about it via Facebook and one of my friends mentioning how disturbed he was by the second half of the film. Being intrigued, I decided to watch this film, wanting to see what it was about. What I experienced was a horror show of the highest order, being so freaked out that I felt my stomach turn and rattle with sickness.
The story of this film is very basic, which is a good thing. The moral of this story is one we all know, but never actually take into consideration: the idea of stalkers/ predators being anywhere. That is what this film is about: the tale of two missing girls. What I did like about this movie, and what was used to it's advantage, was how it was set up. his film is a collection of found footage, webchat footage, news reels, and some still photographs (which, I swear to you, will never leave your mind). Being a fan of found footage films, it is nice to see one done as differently as this one because it really works to it's impact. It starts off kind of happy, then disturbing during a party scene, then a sense of suspense, then a light comedic moment, and then... I am not even going to bother to describe.
Which leads me to the acting. For the first 2/3, the acting of this film kills it. No one is really that good, with some mediocre performances from Amber Perkins. Seriously, this chick knows how to run this film and it is clear over how she is able to give it her all. Even more during the last 22 minutes and the horrors she goes through.
As I am typing this review, I can't even think straight over how deranged, grotesque, and sickening this film is. Even more over how true and realistic this film tends to be. There is no happy ending, everything is left up to imagination, and then you are left with the haunting still images of a tortured girl BDSM styled, a decomposed corpse, a brutal rape sequence, and so much more that I can't even say in this review. As I am wrapping this up, I am talking to a friend of mine about this movie. All I can say is: if you are easily offended or hate horror or anything mentioned in this review, keep away from this movie. If you can handle it all, then best of luck dealing with this film.