Movie Review: Deep Web (2020)

March 31, 2020

Written by DanXIII

Daniel XIII; the result of an arcane ritual involving a King Diamond album, a box of Count Chocula, and a copy of Swank magazine, is a screenwriter, director, producer, actor, artist, and reviewer of fright flicks…Who hates ya baby?


Markus (Daniel Leclerc), a recent transplant to a new country, spends a shit-ton of time playing video games… which is a whole hell of a lot safer than what he gets into when he pays a hacker to give him access to the dark web where he observes some strait up real-life horror biz on a freaky forum.

Of course the powers that be don’t cotton to Mark throwin’ his putrid peepers on their ghoulish goings-on and so begins a tense game of cat and mouse our hero might not survive!

Let’s start with some of the positives ol’ Deep Web has to offer. Writer/director Jessy Dupont presents his terror tale with a lot of panache thanks to some slick cinematography and editing (both courtesy of Dupont himself), and this helps create a stylish world that is perfect for a techno-thriller such as this, and the story is on point as well with some solid twists and turns, and some well done mounting tension (and he sticks the ending too, not that I’m going to get into detail about that here cats n’ creeps). Also of note is the excellent use of music throughout the picture.

On the downside, some of the acting on display here is a tad rough, and as with any picture of this type, some of the tech and phrases used will age about as well as a jar of mayo left open on a sidewalk in August.

To sum it all up, Deep Web is a well made thriller with a lot on the ball, but stumbles a bit in the acting and dialog departments.



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