Director(s): Joshua Butler
Available Quality: DivX
IMDB Rating: 3.5 out of 10 (76 votes)
From the producers of SAW, VLOG is a groundbreaking extreme-horror film about a real-life webcam girl whose online murder is not what it seems.
Emmet Mc Laughlin (15 May 2013)
I had high hopes for this film before watching it as it seemed like aninteresting premise, and the Saw connection was a bonus too.It started off okay and seemed like it was going somewhere good but thefilm was overall, a bit of a let down.The only positive was the gore, not enough to call this a gory film,i.e. Saw or Hostel, so it's not really even worth a watch for those whojust want to see blood and guts.The "twist" at the end as somewhat annoying, although I had neverguessed the outcome and it. But for some reason I just found it boring,maybe because the film had basically been boring up until this point.Also, there were some unrealistic parts such SPOILER: police notseeming to care and the fact that it couldn't be verified that a womanwas murdered in a club full of people :SPOILERBy the end I was failing to see much a similarity to Saw, so I watchedthe end credits to actually see who was involved that I would haverecognised from Saw. Low and behold there was no-one, it seems onlyproduction company is the same.Overall, it could have been a good film but it was a let down.
Justdan-Timberlake (14 May 2013)
It's not a great movie by any means but I've seen a lot of slashersthat are worse than this...It's about a Vlogger (video-blogger for those unaware) who's similar tolike Jenna Marbles or whatever, I think the girl who plays the vloggeris a good choice, she does feel natural in her vlogs and it isbelievable that she'd have a lot of followers on youtube or whatever...Actingwise outside of the vlog is not as good but still good enough andif nothing else she's pretty to look at...Anyways, the idea of a slashermovie through a webcam sounded very coolbut they don't really follow through completely I'd say only about halfthe movie is filmed through a webcamera or hand-held camera POV of themain character the rest is filmed the regular movie-way, so that doestake away from the reality-feel of it of course...My guess is that they were inspired by Paranormal Activity but quicklyrealised that making a movie like that is not as simple as it seems...Anyways if you look past that it's still an okay story, for a slasherat least, and yeah personally I don't think I was bored one minutewhile watching it, although I knew it was just a little above an hourso perhaps that helped...Yeah even though I can't find any superpositive things about it I can'treally find too many negative things about it either, so all and allit's an okay way to waste an hour of your life...
seybernetx (11 May 2013)
The trailers and previews imply this is a true story, even to the pointof giving the lead character the same name as the actress playing therole. A lot of the movie is filmed as if it was a real video log,complete with the shaky, slightly out of focus recording.It isn't, and they give up on the pretense quickly.Minimal sex, minimal nudity, which seems odd for a porn star. Minimalblood, and a low body count, so you can't even watch it as a slashermovie.Little more to say. I can't even rate it as a guilty pleasure.If you really, really, really love Brooke Marks, rent it. If you have abuddy who loves Brooke Marks, buy him a copy. If you're wondering why Ibothered to add this to the end of the review, it is because there is aten line minimum on reviews, and I was done with this epic after onlyseven lines.Adding that will probably get this review discarded by The Powers ThatBe, but I really didn't have anything else the least bit useful to add.I suppose I could have recapped the plot of the movie, but if youwatched the trailer, you already know pretty much everything I couldtell you without spoiling what few surprises this movie has.
chaugnurfaugn-269-83012 (11 May 2013)
Vlogger Brooke Marks (played by Brooke Marks) posts the shallow eventsof her vapid lifestyle for internet voyeurs to enjoy, the majority ofher posts centering around her love life with a succession ofboyfriends. After receiving a mysterious recording directing her to awebsite, Brooke witnesses a series of video clips showing her friendsbeing murdered. Naturally, Brooke fears for her life and goes to thecops.Previous reviewers have complained that the character of Brooke isvapid and vacuous and, therefore, unlikeable. Those reviewers, I feel,have missed an important point. Vlog is a movie about voyeurism and issubject driven rather than character driven. We are meant to findBrooke distasteful. Her dismissive arrogance, particularly around men,is repugnant, particularly if you're a man. And yet there is acommentary here on the nature of the modern male and, when we see itfrom a female point of view, the portrayal is not complimentary.When Brooke undertakes an experiment in a bar, using her cleavage andnothing else to secure a sexual partner before he even has a chance toget to know her, we see how Brooke finds herself objectified andsomewhat mystified in the process. Undoubtedly she knows how to use hervoluptuous charms to get what she wants (her opening gambit isdelivered in nothing but bra and panties) but she lacks any realunderstanding as to why men find her so irresistible.Men are a mystery to Brooke. Her amusing observations about mencreating fake accounts as females on social networking sites thenproclaiming to be lesbian in order to engage in cybersex with oneanother is wry, but telling. While Brooke recognises that she desiresthe opposite sex, men are ugly to her and their behaviour worthy ofcontempt, though her contempt comes with a perplexed smile. This is the crux of Vlog, and there are some neat tricks employed todrive the point home. The gore is actually contextually appropriate foronce. We, the audience, are drawn into the theme by finding ourselveswitness to some extremely brutal and explicit gore. Did you come herefor the blood and guts and shots of Brooke scantily dressed? If so,stay for the subtext. You are now the kind of voyeur Brooke finds socompelling. You mystify her, and yet she needs you somehow. Therelationship between Brooke and her audience is dysfunctional at itsroot and this, of course, is the reason she eventually finds herself indeep trouble.Unfortunately, production values are fairly low and too much is made ofthe final twist, which you'll see coming a mile off. The twist is alsounnecessary in my view and doesn't particularly add to the movie, noradequately answer the questions it raises. That said, overall I enjoyedthis production (though I had to cover my eyes at points - gore isn'treally my bag).
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