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''Untraceable'' is a 2008 thriller movie.

[[ActionGirl Jennifer Marsh]] (Diane Lane) is a single mother and an agent for the FBI's cyber crime unit with her partner [[LovableNerd Griffin Dowd]] (Colin Hanks). Their new case is tracking down and trying to bring down a new Web site, [[MurderDotCom KillWithMe.com]], which consists of streaming video of a cat put in a ''{{Saw}}''-esque death trap, a chatroom for comments and a viewing counter which, as it rises, makes the death trap more and more dangerous for the victim inside. As the webmaster, Owen Reilly (Joseph Cross), moves up to human victims, the site's popularity grows, making the deaths on screen happen faster and faster.

The film is more or less a TakeThat against media sensationalization of violence and {{gorn}}.

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!!Examples:
* AlwaysMurder
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Every male victim suffers through a slow and agonising death that even if someone managed to rescued them in time would leave lasting and obvious scarring. [[spoiler: Jennifer]] is put in a death trap that will either kill her instantly or allow her to escape untouched.
* BookEnds: the movie starts with a car ride through Portland while it rains and the radio switches from the national to the local news. The same happens in the scene before the showdown.
* ChekhovsGun: The punching bag.
* ChekhovsSkill: [[spoiler: the morsecode eye-blinking.]] Another case where it is averted is with [[spoiler: Annie's Karate skills.]]
* DisproportionateRetribution: [[spoiler:What the whole thing turns out to be.]]
* EvenEvilHasStandards: For what the killer does, he would not [[spoiler: touch Annie, and states that on the website.]]
* EverythingIsOnline
* EveryoneKnowsMorse: averted, Jennifer notices it is morsecode, but gets somebody else to decipher it.
* {{Fallen}}
* ForcedToWatch: With the whole Internet joining in.
* {{Gorn}}
* HumansAreBastards: Every click brings somebody closer to death and the people keep hitting the site.
* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler: Poor Griffin.]]
* MurderDotCom: the untraceable website.
* MurderSimulators
* RealIsBrown: A lot of blues and greys, very few vibrant colors.
* [[spoiler:{{Revenge}}: The main Motivation of the Killer.]]
* SerialKiller
** [[spoiler: PoeticSerialKiller]]
* ShoutOut: The weedwhacker is from {{Braindead}}.
* SnuffFilm
* StalkerWithoutACrush: the killer starting about halfway through the movie.
* StreisandEffect: After initially discovering [=KillWithMe.com=], the police department issues a public service announcement warning people to stay away from it. As [[GenreSavvy Jennifer]] predicted and feared, this only serves to increase the website's popularity.
* TruthInTelevision: Sadly people like some of the posters online in the movie praising the killer actually exist in real life. A recent example is a [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/30/james-holmes-facebook-fan-page_n_1720195.html?1343677920 Facebook fanpage for the 'alleged' shooter of the Aurora Colorado theater shooting sprung up only to quickly disappear.]] A [[http://www.11alive.com/news/article/184850/3/Facebook-fan-page-for-Jamie-Hood-pops-up similar page]] was also put up for cop killer Jamie Hood. And these are just the recent examples.
* TooDumbToLive: A couple of examples in this film. Most present one is how Jennifer gets captured. Basically, her electrically run SUV stops, she gets out of the car and walks away. Then when the SUV magically starts again, sits right back down into the driver's seat without a second thought.
* TortureCellar
* {{Western Terrorist|s}}: what the head of the field agent first makes him out to be. Including comparison to the Unabomber and Timothy [=McVeigh=]
* YouBastard: The film's message is pretty much a TakeThat against society's obsession over violence and TorturePorn, lampshading the message repeatedly.
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