- 1 hr 38 min
IMurders is an intense crime-horror movie, released in 2008. The movie is directed by Robbie Bryan and features an ensemble cast including Gabrielle Anwar, William Forsythe, Tony Todd, Frank Grillo, Brooke Lewis, and Terrence Mann. The movie is set in New York City, where a series of murders linked to a social networking site IMurders leave the authorities scratching their heads.
The film begins with the murder of a young woman, who was a member of an online friendship group on IMurders. A detective named Joe Romano (William Forsythe) is assigned the case, and he begins to dig into the victim's virtual life to find any leads. Meanwhile, the members of the group, who are also connected to the murder, start to receive threatening messages and find evidence planted in their homes. As more victims turn up, Joe realizes that the killer is targeting the members of the friendship group, and the group's link to the murders becomes more apparent.
The members of the friendship group include a diverse array of characters - ranging from a former alcoholic (Gabrielle Anwar) to a porn star (Brooke Lewis) to a wealthy businessman (Frank Grillo) - each with their secrets and motives that lend themselves to the story. As the killer's identity slowly unravels, it becomes clear that nothing is quite as it seems, and everyone has their own role to play in this horror-mystery.
One of the notable aspects of the movie is its portrayal of the integration of technology into modern life. The film takes a critical look at the impact of using social media platforms, online friendships and how the anonymity provided by these platforms can be a breeding ground for dangerous behavior. It also highlights how technology can be used to manipulate and deceive individuals into giving away sensitive information or trusting people they would not usually trust.
Another strength of the movie is the acting of each character. Gabrielle Anwar as Joan Alton, the former alcoholic, delivers a strong performance in a complex role, highlighting the horrors of addiction and how it can damage a person's life. William Forsythe as the hard-hitting detective Joe Romano is excellent as he fights to uncover the truth behind the murders while trying to protect the members of the friendship group at the same time.
The music and the cinematography of the movie are also well done, creating an atmosphere that emphasizes the tension and suspense of the film. The scenes are well composed, and the lighting and color palettes used help to create the perfect mood for each scene.
Overall, IMurders is a gripping thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat, as you try and piece together the clues and solves the mystery of the killer. The movie also carries a strong message about the risks of putting too much of our lives online, reminding us that the internet can often be a dangerous place.
IMurders is a 2009 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.6.