George is a lonely guy. He spends his nights on the Net, looking for girls, finding all sorts from the erotic to the neurotic to the psychotic.. One lady wants him to kill her husband. George thinks she’s just kidding. Soon, he’ll find out she’s dead serious.
Synopsis:At any given time of the day or night, millions of people are chatting via Instant Messages and chat rooms--- just on AOL alone. Each individual is seeking something, whether it’s information, entertainment or a just little chat to pass the time away with a newfound friend.
But some are also out there looking for something they shouldn’t, and many fall prey to their deceit. It all looks so innocent when you’re facing a computer screen. Yet it’s so easy, simply a few strokes of the wrong keys, to cross from the world of the civil to the netherworld of the immoral and criminal.
George is a lonely guy. Spends his nights on the Net, cruising for girls. He used to be this big time TV producer but those days seem to be behind him now. If only he could tie in his alternate life on cyberspace with his TV knowledge and actually resurrect his career…
With that thought, George embarks on an Internet journey that takes him from the erotic to the neurotic to the psychotic; meeting girls via the chat lines that range from a girlfriend-wannabe with issues to a dominatrix with a cozy little sex dungeon to a married woman with an agenda.
Seems that this married lady has a problem with her husband and she wants George to help. In the meantime, George can’t understand why his computer keeps acting up by crashing at the worst moments, or stranger yet, starting up all by itself in the middle of the night.
George decides to produce a TV pilot about the people he meets on the Chat lines. He goes to meet the married lady. She proposes that George murder her husband for fifty thousand dollars. He really has no other choice, she explains. Her conversations with her on-line have already implicated him and she has all the evidence on her hard drive. George, at first, thinks she’s kidding, but it doesn’t take him long to figure out she’s dead serious.
But George doesn’t really have the heart of a murderer, although he can certainly use the money. See, there’s this pesky little loan shark that keeps coming around to collect on some old debts. And the vig keeps going up. Only a miracle or some get-rich-quick scheme can save him.
Still, he harbors some hope towards the success of his TV pilot. It’s the only thing he has left that’s keeping him from going crazy. All he has is his house… and his computer… and whatever is behind that door in his home that he doesn’t let anyone see. Not even his neurotic girlfriend, the one he met on the chat lines. The door may unlock a lot of secrets about him, secrets that he doesn’t want anyone to know.
George’s journey is a whirlpool of circumstance and bad luck. Each step he takes mires him deeper into a world of depravation and murder, until he’s so implicated that he has nowhere to go. And all because he was on the chat lines.