“The rules are simple, just pick your favorite horror film for each day! However, you can’t pick the same horror film more [than] once. So once you pick say THE EXORCIST for your favorite horror film involving the powers of Hell, you can’t [pick] it again for any other day [whatsoever,] including favorite horror film.”

Source: Dollar Bin Horror

Day 29 – Your least favorite horror film of all time
Film: FeardotCom (2002) – dir. William Malone

When these 30-days began, I never thought I would be dedicating a day to one of the worst pieces of “film” I have ever seen.

Though Vampires Suck (2010) tried its best to take over this film as the worst movie I’ve ever seen, FeardotCom still owns that title. I’ll never forgive my friend in high school who backed me up when I told one of my best friends that this movie looked good. (I could blame myself for making us sit through this so-bad-its-terrible movie, but it’s much more convenient to blame someone else, so I will.) To this day, almost a decade later, that aforementioned best friend and I still quote our favorite line from the film, “Leave me alone where are you?!” Wow, that’s just bad Natascha McElhone.

FeardotCom is described on Netflix as follows (because I don’t care enough about the film to create my own):

“With four corpses on his hands, New York City gumshoe Mike Reilly (Stephen Dorff) teams with Department of Health worker Terry Huston (Natascha McElhone) to track down a homicidal sadist who telecasts shocking acts of torture on the Internet…”

You know what? Forget it. It isn’t worth it. The synopsis makes the movie sound infinitely better than it is; don’t even bother reading the rest. Don’t give the filmmakers any of your money. Don’t sit through this garbage when I have listed 28 other films (so far) that are worth your time. Just “don’t” FeardotCom as much as possible.

Branden Chowen
Editor-in-Chief at Cinefessions
Branden has been a film fan since he was young, roaming the halls of Blockbuster Video, trying to find the grossest, scariest looking VHS covers to rent and watch alone in the basement. It wasn't until recently, though, that Branden started seeking out the classics of cinema, and began to develop his true passion for the art form. Branden approaches each film with the unique perspective of having studied the art from the inside, having both a bachelor's and master's degree in acting. He has been a film critic since 2010, and has previously written for Inside Pulse Movies, We Love Cult, and Diehard Gamefan. His biggest achievement as a film critic, to date, has been founding Cinefessions and turning it from a personal blog to a true film website, housing hundreds of film and television reviews, and dozens of podcasts.