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 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 get 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 realize 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.
- Going straight to DVD in the US via Screen Media Films.
- Premiered at 2010's Cannes Film Festival.
- Alternatively titled Ch@troom.
- Produced by Alison Owen and Paul Trijbits at Ruby Films and Laura Hastings-Smith. It was developed and co-financed by Film4, and exec produced by Film4's Katherine Butler.
- You may remember Japanese director Hideo Nakata from his previous work on the original Ringu films and the two US remakes.
- Described as a psychological-thriller.
- Based on the stage play by Enda Walsh, who also wrote the script.
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