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Chatroom gets English language trailer

Chatroom.jpgChatroom is Hideo Nakata's latest film, and if you don't know who that is then shame on you. He's the man responsible for the Japanese horror films Ring and Dark Water, and his latest film turns to the online world and the idea of others controlling and manipulating people in chatrooms.

I don't mean through digital means, but through being able to pretend who they are by the protective mask of the online persona. You'll see what I mean when you watch the English language trailer for Chatroom which has just arrived.

When jaded teens Jim, Eva, Emily and Mo meet William online, they're seduced by his charisma. But William isn't what he seems. He's calculating and manipulative and doesn't have time for people in the real world.

Jim is vulnerable and he has no idea how dangerous his new friendship with William will be. When Jim confesses he's on anti-depressants, William knows he's found a victim. He vows to help Jim off his drugs, and the rest of the group fall in line.

What begins as friendly advice to help Jim becomes twisted and Eva and Mo realise the deadly game William's playing, but the wheels are in motion. Jim is set on a path of self- destruction, and is going to do the unthinkable.

As Eva, Emily and Mo try to save Jim, William begins a terrifying game of cat and mouse chasing them across the internet, shutting down their systems, and cutting them off from his victim. Fantasy meets reality when William and Jim are face to face in rush hour on the underground. Without the faceless security of the online world, everything becomes real. It's now a race against time to save Jim, but the clock is ticking... and we fear someone must die.

The film sounds interesting enough, but the trailer doesn't quite live up to the promise of the blurb, nor does it feel like a completed film, and not quite the budget or slick feeling that many of the other Hideo Nakata films carry. Perhaps that's because there's still some way to go with the film, maybe it's just a bad trailer, time will tell.

Here's the trailer for Chatroom which comes through ShockTillYouDrop:




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