Megan Is Missing (2011)

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Avg Rating: 3.7 / 5. Voted: 195

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Directed by: Michael Goi
Starring: Rachel Quinn (Megan), Amber Perkins (Amy), Rachel Quinn (Josh)
Country: United States
Language: English (Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:25:29
Genres: Internet Dangers, Captivity-Kidnapping, Old-Young Relationships, Rape-Sexual-Violence against Women, Snuff, Teen-oriented

Plot – Spoilers:
Teenagers Megan and Amy are best friends who look out for each other. Megan is popular and cooler but with a messed up history. She admires the ostensible stability that Amy represents. Amy in turn looks up to Megan and the fun experiences she seems to have, but is widely acknowledged in Megan’s world as her particularly cringey friend.

The little things that occupy their lives get more meaningful when Megan decides to hook up with someone she just met on the internet.

Megan Is Missing is presented in found-footage format. And while the makers didn’t seem to understand too much of the technologies they referenced, there is a lot to admire here.

Favorite Scenes:
The final scene of digging in silent grunts, oblivious to his victim’s new tactics for survival. There is something so eerily memorable about his focus to his task-at-hand that it felt massively dejavu when 2nd watching it after almost 8 years

41 thoughts on “Megan Is Missing (2011)

  • August 21, 2020 at 5:16 pm
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    Damn, that was unexpected. Very well put together. Ive watched a shit load of effed up movies here but this one really got to me. No doubt the end will haunt me for a bit. Nice addition to the site. Cheers!

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      • October 18, 2020 at 2:13 am
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        You have the nerve to fucking insult someone for no reason and call yourself ‘ coochie destroyer ‘ shouldn’t that read ‘ Angry Virgin’ ?

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      • November 14, 2020 at 7:47 am
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        u good…? u watched this at 3 am

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      • November 14, 2020 at 3:39 pm
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        What does this have to do with the movie ??

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    • August 27, 2020 at 9:28 pm
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      Damn.. are you still haunted by this cornball? Michael Goi said he wants you on his 3 dollar marketing team.

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  • August 21, 2020 at 6:54 pm
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    haha do a barrel roll bitch!

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    • August 22, 2020 at 11:46 pm
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      dont call women a bitch dude do you like it if someone called your mother or sister a bitch? i dont think so!

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      • August 23, 2020 at 4:31 am
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        HuRr DuRr Im InSuLtEd

        Seriously tho, this is prbly the wrong site to b on if ur so easily offended like that. Just a thought;)

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      • August 25, 2020 at 11:20 am
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        go be a wom*n somewhere else

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  • August 21, 2020 at 9:25 pm
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    Thanks for posting this – it was one I requested (and likely others did too).

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  • August 22, 2020 at 3:43 am
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    this movie is so cheesy it’s hilarious

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    • November 17, 2020 at 6:58 pm
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      tbh the cheesy parts make it seem more realistic

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  • August 22, 2020 at 8:57 am
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    Underrated. it’s 5/5 stars

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  • August 22, 2020 at 1:39 pm
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    great movie and very creepy…thx effedup!

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  • August 22, 2020 at 10:52 pm
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    Yup… or what it is, this is an excellent movie. Very well done, and at an affordable price.

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  • August 23, 2020 at 7:19 am
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    * takes bite of banana * ok next movie lol

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  • August 23, 2020 at 7:27 am
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    Thanks for the new title, admins, always appreciated!

    Decent movie I suppose. The latter half being somewhat suspenseful. Some cringeworthy acting tho, esp the laughable ‘recreation’ of the kidnapping, Amy’s parents saying with zer∅ emotions they want their daughter back, the cops in general (love how the one says we got something in this trash barrel, then the other literally leans on the edge of it, smh) etc. I suppose the kids acting wasn’t totally horrible, wasn’t great tho by any means, and didn’t create much emotion, imo. Seems like a lot of cellular video-calls and hd video for it being set in 2007 btw;)

    One quick thought too, wtf was up with that Gideon(I think that was his name, the dealer) character?!? He looked in his 40s but that didn’t bother anybody. I don’t think drugs would’ve had that kinda pull (yet) w kids so young to make em want to get sleazy w him for some. I was kinda thinking ‘Josh’ would end up being him but their builds were different.

    I really do like the Found Footage genre, and go out of my way to view different ones due to that reason alone. I fully realize tho most end up being garbage, which I can deal with, but what grinds my gears is how sssooo many have almost nothing happen until the last 20 minutes (Blair Witch style), this one included. Hell, I just watched another FF the other day that I had read/ heard absolutely rave things about (titled ‘Reel’) and it was the same exact way. Just a fukn letdown usually, imho, bc it feels like ur getting only part of a movie, the rest being bullshit filler that *tries* to ‘make u care’ for the characters, shed background, character/plot development, etc, and while some FF accomplish this, sadly most do not, including this film. I’ll give it a 4/10, not horrible to kill some time watching, but one I’ll never see again or suggest to others. Peace

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  • August 23, 2020 at 8:53 am
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    If you like found footage try “The Poughkeepsie Tapes”, if you haven’t already.

    I think this movie underscores the dangers of the online and how oblivious the young (and not-so-young) are to it: it can’t happen to me. Well it does.

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    • August 24, 2020 at 5:09 am
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      Thanks for the recommendation:) Yes, I viewed the Poughkeepsie Tapes when it came out actually, and found it to be a bit better than the average FF offering. A few ones that come to mind I thought were great for what they were would be Afflicted and Creep 1&2 (moreso the first), however, one I always like to rewatch (a rarity for me w most films) would be Trollhunter. I would consider it to be one of my personal fav, and easily one of the best FF films, albeit not so much ‘horror’. The one I brought up in my lil review that I had just viewed, Reel(2015), wasn’t garbage, but again it was the stereotypical save-everything-for-the-last-20min style FF. Prbly give it a 4 or 5/10 imo, but awesome gore n effedup-ness tho, kinda a snuff style film in a loose sense. If u search for the DVD or for the director (slashervictim666, lol, has a fukn cool online persona/marketing where he basically pretends he’s the killer) u should easily find his site, which has the film streaming for free thru Vimeo (is also on there too). Not great but it is kinda underground, so worth a watch for that alone I guess, if ur bored.

      Regarding Megan is Missing, I agree that it had a somewhat moral of online dangers/kidnapping, and altho this moral was heavily implied (vs direct, for ex at the end they coulda blatantly said ‘X# of child abductions every year, monitor ur kids websites they visit thru history list, etc etc), it was still a bonus to imply, for even if it only helps a single person realize that, it’s one more than it would’ve been previously. Many films as of late don’t have any real moral or message, direct or implied, so for that I applaud it. I suppose another thing u could take away in that regard, is to not try to b someone ur not (in terms of their friendship) and to be more of a leader vs follower. Just my personal thought. Was kinda shitty (possible plot hole?) the 3rd girl who chatted w ‘josh’ online never came forward as well, regarding choosing shitty friends. Even tho I found it only decent overall, it kept me entertained and a bit in suspense for the latter half, and was also a FF I hadn’t heard of before, so thanks for recommending it either way!

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      • August 24, 2020 at 10:12 am
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        Elliot, are you by any chance a film critic? You seem to write lengthy reviews on just about most films here, or do you just like to chat. Wondering if you have seen MDPOPE and if so, what is your opinion of it. And if you have seen it, do you know where it can be obtained. Cannot find it anywhere. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks and cheers.

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        • August 29, 2020 at 12:15 am
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          Greetings Zed Man,

          Regarding the reviews, let’s just say I try to be the antithesis of the ‘Cool movie, pretty effed up 4/5’ style reviewer, the why to the what so to speak. I’ve studied film on the academic level as well, but am not a ‘professional’ by any means. I’m kinda dead when it comes to overall emotions as well, so I feel, imo, sometimes I can pick up on the nuances of film on a deeper level, vs just was it scary, suspenseful, entertaining, etc, since most isn’t to me, at least not that much, comparatively. Also studying the history, styles, ‘great directors’ n their biographies to see what made them tick, etc, in film classes shed light on what can make a film truly great. It can be much like a painting, art as told thru the lens if u will. Sadly it’s becoming less frequent with many new ‘big’ films, of all generas. Gotta love a lot of the Indies for that reason, not being screwed over by producers/ studios/forced p.c views, etc. Am unbiased w all generas of film too. Honestly tho not much truly entertains me in the end w most things, not just film, call it just filling the gaps of time:/ So I guess in a way it’s just another way for me to fill the gaps. Plus I do kinda like to chat about movies w ppl:)

          Regarding mdpope, yikes, lol, ya I saw it years ago thru a download, but it’s not really a movie so much as a compilation of hardcore videos featuring primarily real violent deaths and sex fetishes. When I was a late teen we all would look at shit on shock sites like justmeat(I think that was the name of it), rotten, ogrish, etc, so that aspect of mdpope was nothing new or shocking to me, call it Traces of Death on steroids or just for the more modern times. The other shock videos generally consisted of fetish garbage like bees in peeholes, shit, piss, menstrual, etc, plus hardcore shit like ‘mr.hands’, 2 girls 1 cup, and the like. So some of that aspect was shocking to me I suppose. Again tho, it was ALL essentially stuff u can find when u fall down the rabbit hole into the bottom sewer of the internet. So if you’ve seen a lot of real life cartel murder videos, or ones like 3guys 1 hammer, 1 lunatic 1 icepick, etc, etc, chances r u won’t find much or any of that aspect of mdpope too unique or shocking, at least not enough to justify the cost of the DVD. I saw one a while back but if I remember right it was about $100. Fuck that, imo, unless u want it purely for collection sake, bc it is a bitch to find. I will keep an eye peeled if it pops up to stream on the various sites I use n pass along the link to ya if I see it, but chances r you’d have better luck w torrents or finding it thru .tor or something similar prbly. Dunno. I’ll give u props for knowing about it tho, haven’t heard it mentioned in a while;)

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          • August 29, 2020 at 10:03 am
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            Hello Elliot, thank you for replying, I love reading your lengthy explanations, you seem to have good film knowledge and are obviously an extreme movie lover just as I am. Regarding MDPOPE, Im not desperate to see it but will have a look if its available. Not very keen on trawling through the dark web to look for it though, that can be risky. Till we talk again, cheers and thx. By the way, which country do you live in, if you dont mind me asking?

        • August 31, 2020 at 5:02 pm
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          But you can find it on the clear web too.. If you are suscribed to the right gore sites.
          Anyway i wonder what kind of shit there’s on the dark web, if you can find shit like that just on the clear web.. I have never gone into the dark web until now because i don’t want to deal with problems like hackers, trojans, etc.. I think i will do that when i will be sure to not leave traces. I hate pedo or zoophilic sick stuff but i would be really curious about real necrophiliac videos, or maybe also serial killers’ crimes or cannibalism, real shit like that which probably you are never gonna find on the clear web.

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  • August 24, 2020 at 9:16 pm
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    And this is perfect example movie why I try to stay out of chatrooms because of sick creeps because their usually all same and ask same nasty questions. At least with me they do . But I must say I have met very interesting people online. Not all I would invite to hang out with but interesting indeed. The movie is good I feel because it shows just some of what can and does really happen in real life. I seen a movie called * strangeland* I was much younger and it did freak me out a little but made me so more curious about online an people on it . Strangeland was a good movie. Very wild. Also I know this movie isn’t probably on here and might not ever be but one my favorite movies ever will always be * the crow* not the remake shit but the real original with Brandon Lee. That movie is awesome and shouldn’t be touched

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  • August 25, 2020 at 4:10 pm
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    This is what happens when someone who doesn’t understand the internet, teenagers or found footage movies decides to make a found footage movie about teenagers on the internet.

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  • August 25, 2020 at 10:49 pm
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    Not all teenagers are dumb some are very smart thank you very much

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  • August 27, 2020 at 12:00 am
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    “Snuff” stuff are always entertaining to watch. This movie reminds you to never trust anyone you meet online. Thanks EUM for uploading this film. This is a great find for this website.

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  • August 27, 2020 at 10:39 am
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    So, this is my first post on any of the movies here. I agree with a lot of the criticism—wooden acting, some weird anachronisms regarding the tech of the time and really dodgy decisions on the part of Amy and Megan—but the film is watchable. I got some laughs regarding the ‘Nancy Grace’-ish newscaster character. It’s not as bad as most found-footage offerings.

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  • August 27, 2020 at 5:01 pm
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    Overall the movie delivers a very powerful message without much gore. Some of the new reporting is corny and takes away from the realism. The character that played Megan however was well cast. Pretty f-Ed up and haunting overall.

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  • September 3, 2020 at 1:40 am
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    no snuff. dissappointed. but nice 2007 LA Cali vibes

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  • September 6, 2020 at 10:25 pm
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    A very cheesy movie, but it did his job.

    A girl with ultra low self esteem that wants to “fit in” having a broken mentally ill whore as her friend… Only bad things comes from that. And you know what? Is what normally fucking happens always.

    The internet is a dangerous place if you only use it to “socialize” , not such things as “cool” people on it. Most of those in social platforms are dangerous freaks psychos that are just waiting for some dumb girl wanting to “socialize”.

    The more vulnerable ones? The mentally ill girls and the ones with low self esteem, that wants to “fit” somewhere and wants attention from the “cool” creepy guys lmao pathetic. And only shows that only smart people should be the ones using the internet.

    People like that gets what they fucking deserve for being ignorant to the reality and follow “emotions” instead of logic.

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  • October 11, 2020 at 1:22 am
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    i found myself thinking about this one for a couple days after i watched it, but i don‘t think it was in the way the movie intended.

    it’s decent at building tension in the middle third, but the first twenty-thirty minutes i found super cringey to get through. Megan is Missing doesn’t do a great job of portraying weird kids, or ‘popular kids’, to be honest. it relies very heavily on us finding amy to be this grubby, obviously unpopular girl, but the only clear indicators of her being awkward pre-party is her Dedication to megan and weirdly hyper-positive relationship with her parents.

    during the party scene, i realized i was never going to ROOT for amy. she was annoying, and even though she was dragged there, she couldn’t get out of her own way!!! like, i’ve been there, but go find a quiet room dude!!!! like DAMN. i was rooting for megan, tbh, even though i knew from the jump she was gonna die. i got a soft heart for the doomed kids with bad parents!

    special shoutout to the heavy-handed nature of the narrative as well as the cheesy as fuck dialogue. it did brighten up this sludge with some laughs. the party dudes looking like co-op employees who escaped the weed shed have a special place in my heart, the fucking creeps.

    from a fucked-up perspective, pretty lame! the one shock-value take and the outstretched bleak ending kinda had me eyeing the ‘time remaining’ piece of my window.

    either way, thank u eum! i’m spending way too much time here lately and i love it.

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  • October 27, 2020 at 11:49 am
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    This should be compulsory viewing for teenagers so they can see what can happen when not careful on the net, especially this movie being based on fact. The last 20 mins or so sent shivers down my spine and I must say that eventhough I am an extreme horror fan, this disturbed in a way I cant really explain, except for the fact that this sort of shit probably happens every day. A very thought provoking movie imo that will stay with me for a while. Cheers all! BTW, I wonder how many pedos have watched this film while taking breaks on the Dark Web producing things that no one wants to talk about. Sick Fucks!!!!

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  • November 14, 2020 at 7:18 pm
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    This is just so sad. In the ending, they were talking about what their future would be. Little did they know, they’ll die days/months later.

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  • November 15, 2020 at 7:59 am
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    the two pics was the icing on the fuck no cake

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  • November 15, 2020 at 12:27 pm
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    It’s a pretty good movie for the most part (I like how they make Megan more of a person than a martyrr unlike a lot of these kinds of stories) but man the ending is a bit underwhelming.

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  • November 15, 2020 at 7:16 pm
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    Pls no more barrel. I hate barrel now. I live on farm i need to be near barrel. This made me not like barrel anymore. Tahnks

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  • November 20, 2020 at 10:33 pm
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    my asshole is stretched <3

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