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Language: English
Category: Movie / Thriller
Original Title: Match.Dead
Director: Jon Bonnell
Writers: Alyssa Alexandria
Released: 2009
Budget: $82,000
Duration: 1h 22min
Video type: Movie
After arranging a meeting with a stranger from an online dating site, Valora falls victim to an abusive psychopath. But rather than trying to flee she decides to play his game and ultimately turn the tables on him, with the hunter becoming the hunted.
Credited cast:
James Ray James Ray - Ridley Thompson
Kathleen Benner Kathleen Benner - Valora Smith
Michael Harrelson Michael Harrelson - Grandpa Smith
Ashley Francis Ashley Francis - Young Valora Smith
Greg Joseph Greg Joseph - Guy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Autumn Autumn - Internet Girl
Matthew Bowman Matthew Bowman - Jeep Guy #2 (as Matt Bowman)
Mike De Alba Mike De Alba - Jeep Guy #1
Penelope Jones Penelope Jones - Dead Girl


Reviews: [11]

  • avatar

    Arashitilar

    Match.Dead is in Germany called Naked Fear 2 and you can find it in a very cheap box but while Naked Fear (2007) was rather enjoyable this here is a real turkey. It is as boring as it can get.

    We do have an abducted girl (Valora) but nothing really happens. It's all talking and talking until the final 1à minutes, then things really start. But face it, it's too late by then. And the psychopath (Ridley)was unbelievable.

    The problem is really that nothing happens. He do torture the girl but there's nothing to see and yes, she dreams about stabbing him in the eye, off-camera. The last 10 minutes brings in the red stuff but on a low value. There wasn't even any nudity and with a title like Naked Fear 2 it should have some.

    This was one of those flicks that keep you reach for the fast forward button, what a waste of time.

    Gore 0/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 1/5 Story 2/5 Comedy 0/5
  • avatar

    Roru

    SPOILER!!!!!!!!!

    to be honest, this comment doesn't really contain any spoiler since the movie itself doesn't really even have a plot. lets see. i watched this movie after reading some of the reviews here, there were some good ones (which i am guessing are most likely written by the producers/director/actors themselves since all of them sound similar in tone and a complete nonsense but of course is not for me to comment.)and some shitty ones but i thought hey, I'm bored so a little cheap thrill and gore will kill some time. But unfortunately there was neither. nothing happened. literally. it was a complete waste of time. the most agonizing hour and 20 minutes of my life.

    The movie was obviously very very low budget. The makeup, effects, location, props, everything was horrible. For example, the bruise on the girl's forehead at the beginning of the film looked more like a dirt stain. when the bald guy was shot at the end, he fell down before he was even hit.

    And the acting, let's just say every single one of them should go back to acting school. the main girl in the movie was the worst actor i've seen in any films yet. Her character was down right stupid but her acting made her even worse.

    I'm not a professional movie critic but I just had to post a review. I was almost enraged by how awful this movie was and how anyone could even make something like this.

    even if you are bored out of your mind, don't watch it. any movie would be better than wasting your time on this one.
  • avatar

    Miromice

    There's nothing new to anyone who's into this sort of low-budget bloodsport. After the first ten minutes, the viewer can tell exactly what is going to happen, so it becomes not about the story but how it's executed. The whole thing relies on the psychopath bad guy being menacing, which does not quite work because of the predictability, weak dialog and slow pace. None of the actors do a terrible job, but the trouble is that none of them do a particularly good one either. I guess some people will be happy with the number of body parts severed and people shot. I was bored. See Wolf Creek (2005) if you want to see kidnapped people properly tortured.
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    Adrietius

    If I had the opportunity to relive the 1:22 of my life spent watching this movie; I think I would get more excitement in measuring each blade of grass in my front yard and cataloging their lengths using a dull crayon. The music is cheesy, the video is cheesy. This film. I am certain it did not cost $1000 to make. It appears to be filmed with a Sony HandyCam purchased at the Wal-Mart electronics department by some Wal-Mart employees just before they went out on lunch break to make their first feature film. Absolutely wretched, spare yourself the disappointment. You will thank me for sure. There were some scenes of blood that were impressive as special effects go, but the rest of the film has no soul. Any reputable director would have realized the failure of his achievements and try to rescue the film with gritty or gratuitous nudity. No chance of that here but there were many opportunities.
  • avatar

    zzzachibis

    Why does everyone think they have to make movies? Seriously, why does every hack from here to Tennessee believe making a movie is a great idea. So, this filmmaker, if you want to call him that decided that he needed a single location in the high desert to pull off one of the most boring, worst paced, pathetic attempts at film-making in the history of movies.

    First of all, there is nothing knew as far as story. Secondly, scenes transitions are horrible. Thirdly, the nature of the story is predictably boring. First rule of screen writing; VOICE OVER is used when you can't tell your story visually because you lack the proper skills. FLASHBACKS are the sign of someone with no idea when it comes to storytelling. DREAM SEQUENCES are used in the first person, with that character being seen? It should always, always be POV. Also, SHAKY CAMERA junior high sh*t is from "the Office." Which, was first used in a 1990 Levis ad. Are you that stupid to follow the Office? What has happen to America? Single location films pop up everywhere when someone wants to tell a crappy movie because of budget concerns, but when you add poor acting, crappy writing, bad editing, bad directing, and bad everything else, all you have is mediocrity.

    Watch the scenes with NO difference in depth of field. It will hurt your eyes. HDDV blows. This is not art. This is NOT film. Watch this movie, then tell me I'm wrong.
  • avatar

    Uste

    Why does everyone think they have to make movies? Seriously, why does every hack from here to Tennessee believe making a movie is a great idea. So, this filmmaker, if you want to call him that decided that he needed a single location in the high desert to pull off one of the most boring, worst paced, pathetic attempts at film-making in the history of movies. First of all, there is nothing knew as far as story. Secondly, scenes transitions are horrible. Thirdly, the nature of the story is predictably boring. First rule of screen writing; VOICE OVER is used when you can't tell your story visually because you lack the proper skills. FLASHBACKS are the sign of someone with no idea when it comes to storytelling. I really feel for this guy and his team because I'm sure they worked hard on it, but it wasn't the right movie to make. Single location films pop up everywhere when someone wants to tell a crappy movie because of budget concerns, but when you add poor acting, crappy writing, bad editing, bad directing, and bad everything else, all you have is mediocrity.
  • avatar

    Vetibert

    I would watch this one again. Don't let the first few minutes scare you off. This isn't Saw, and it isn't I Spit On Your Grave. It's low budget for sure, but the quality was pretty good (and doesn't detract too much overall, mostly just transitions). I don't like torture films, so I was leery (and the title is cheesy), but this one was heavy on the story, not the torture (kind of like Touristas). One issue where you definitely need to suspend your disbelief: how did a strong woman like this get duped into meeting a creep like that at a secluded location? Seriously, even in the rural desert I don't think that happens. Get past that point and you're fine.

    A bit formulaic, but well executed. In short, I've seen a lot worse movies of this type with much larger budgets. Give this one a chance. It won't blow you away, but it is a decent horror flick.
  • avatar

    Nidor

    When the movie first started, I thought to myself, "I'm not a fan of this topic, I'm not sure if I'm going to like this." But I was surprised.

    Though I agree with one of the previous comments that the use of the voice over and flashback are usually signs of a lazy writing, in this film it seemed to fit right in and wasn't a distraction. All in all, I enjoyed this film. Considering it was a small production and likely had just as small of a budget, maximizing what was available in storyline, acting, and directing was essential to making this a good film. Job well done.
  • avatar

    Ironrunner

    The film is a nod to the potential in both sexes for violence, for the need of violence in some capacity, through any means necessary - music, self-mutilation, self-discipline, alcoholism.

    What eventually emerges is the portrait of a man taught to be ruthlessly efficient in the hunt, who seems to have taken that credo to every part of his life. Meanwhile, Valora, his victim, must exploit his craziness and obsession and we watch this unfold.

    Everyone's a critic. This title, as low budget as it is, has a heart at the center of its horrific tale. The flashbacks are used to show the viewer about the life that brought a young girl raised by her grandfather to this moment and just why she she is strong and will survive.

    The sparse sound-track and the normal ambient sounds of life in the film lend to the realism because terror in your own life rarely comes with a soundtrack... that is until the action starts and the rock beat begins.

    And the voice over lends only to the journal-like qualities of this tale told by a sociopath.
  • avatar

    Moronydit

    Originally released as Match.dead. The movie was supposed to be about online dating and killers, but it never hit on all cylinders with that theme, so the name was changed to fit the movie they made. (Not a good sign.)

    James Ray plays a psychotic killer. He is a young buff version of G. Gordon Liddy. He doesn't kill to make skin masks, but rather to just thin out the herd of human existence to make room on the planet. He does this from his desert home. Kathleen Benner plays Valora Smith, a woman he has abducted. He has a fancy for her, so he doesn't kill her, but attempts to get her to like him...in his own way. Valora sports a t-shirt that reads, "Some call it stalking, I call it love." She is not very likable either, and seriously lacks personality. She relies on memories from growing up with grandpa (a John Wayne type) to give her strength and at times guidance.

    Occasional f-bomb, sexual situations (no rape) and nudity- Earl's butt.
  • avatar

    Andromathris

    Now,This is a really good movie to see what your imagination hopes the characters will do next.

    James Ray is...

    Incredible,Mean & lean and willing to have you hate him in the next scene too.

    Kathleen Benner ...

    Was perfect and truly STOLE the last minutes of film and deserved a standing ovation at the Redbox kiosk as rented . Michael Harrelson...

    Reminded me so much of The Duke in John Wayne and The Cowboys,I just cant give away why.

    This was a total package of freakin' good movie making !

    Think they all three are some that can act better than most !