I’ve watched this like three times tonight…
I have a few horror movies that I am not sure other people hate but definitely probably don’t understand why I think they are so great. The first one that pops into my head is Stay Alive. Along the same lines as Fear Dot Com and The Ring, it’s about a video game where if your character dies in the game you die in real life in the same way.
The first thing I liked about it was that the “ghost” in the end turned out to be an actual ghost, rather than some psycho from the kids’ pasts come back to get revenge because they teased him…or whatever.
The second thing was they used a real story from history and stuck to it pretty closely. They transported the story from Hungary to New Orleans but the rest of it was true…or the real legend of the Blood Countess, Elizabeth Bathory.
As a side note, Fear Dot Com was a thousand times better than The Ring. Just sayin’.