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Genre: Horror
Starring: Madeline Brewer
Photography: Color
Release Date: November 2018
Runtime: 95 minutes
Country: United States
Prequel: N/A
Sequel: N/A

Cam is a 2018 American psychological horror film directed by Daniel Goldhaber and written by Isa Mazzei, from a story by Goldhaber, Mazzei and Isabelle Link-Levy. The story is partially drawn from writer Mazzei's own experience working as a camgirl. The film is the first feature film for both Goldhaber and Mazzei. Despite critical acclaim, audiences had a very mixed response, notably criticizing the ending.

Why It Sucks

  1. The entire movie is yet one of those "let's make the internet 'scary'" which ends up failing like all other films (except Searching which is actually good).
  2. The acting is really awkward to even watch. For example, Alice randomly cries when the fake Lola_Lola shoots herself.
  3. The trailer depicts on how "scary" the film will be, but it turns out to be a dumb excuse to make pornography films, except using the Internet, of course.
  4. The characters make stupid choices, especially Alice as she tells Lola that she wants to play a game, and ends up crushing her face.
  5. Terrible ending. Basically, what the ending could've been was Alice moving on from the Internet for a fresh start off the Internet, but instead, Alice makes a new account, showing that she is entirely obsessed with the Internet, even after everything that happened.
  6. What is Lola supposed to be? A ghost? A glitch? An alternative version of Alice?
  7. Lola isn't really a threatening villain as she's more enthusiastic than scary.
  8. The "You stole my face and now I'm gonna get it back" line is completely stupid and uncreative.

The Only Redeeming Quality

  1. Amazing soundtrack, with Obsession by Gesaffelstein being one of them.


Despite positive reviews from critics with a 93% critic score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 71 on Metacritc, indicating "generally favorable reviews," audiences had a stronger dislike towards it, with a 5.9 on IMDb and a 55% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

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