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Vlog is a 2008 horror film written and directed by Joshua Butler, and starring Brooke Marks, Denyce Lawton and Skyler Caleb.

Millions watched in horror as popular and sexy 'vlogger' Brooke Marks was murdered on-camera during one of her live webcasts. Her body was never found. But what happened in the weeks before might be the most depraved crime of all. These are the days and nights leading up to Brooke's brutal death: her casual hook-ups with various guys, cruel insults to other women and, perhaps most gruesome, the faceless cyber-stalker who forced Brooke to watch as those closest to her were systematically tortured, slaughtered, and defiled.


Tropes used in Vlog include:

  • Cam Whore: Brooke. She makes all of her vlog posts in her lingerie in order to attract subscribers, and even refers to herself as a 'cam girl' at one point.
  • Electrified Bathtub: The killer murders Brandon by rigging a light fitting to fall into his bath when he reaches for his rubber duck.
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  • G.I.R.L.: Discussed. Brooke says that anytime you see a hot image of a girl claiming to be a lesbian, it is really a guy. She relates a time when someone posted "You make my pussy so wet!" in response to one of her posts, but had logged into wrong account, with his profile showing him to be 51 year old man from Texas named Frank.
  • Hollywood Acid: The killer disposes of Brandon's body by dissolving his body in hydrochloric acid in his bathtub.
  • I Have Boobs, You Must Obey!: Brooke conducts an experiment to see if she can snare a man solely through the power of cleavage. She succeeds, commenting that she could stay in the restroom for 20 minutes and Brandon will still be waiting when she comes out.
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  • Lingerie Scene: Brooke makes all of her vlog posts in her underwear. She claims this is to grab people's attention until they realise what she is saying is interesting.
  • Ludicrous Gibs: When Carolina is killed by by an explosion, her blood paints all four walls of the room.
  • The killer creates a website where they post videos of their kills. Later Brooke's murder is captured on her vlog.
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  • Slashed Throat: The killer takes an agonizingly long time to cut Tony's throat with a cleaver.
  • Slipping a Mickey: The killer drops a roofie into Tony's drink to sedate him before dragging him off to be murdered.
  • Slut-Shaming: Carolina confronts Brooke in a cafe and calls her out about her numerous sexual encounters, and loudly calls her a slut several times.
  • Undercover When Alone: Brooke appears genuinely shocked when she opens the website containing the videos of her friends' murders and cries on seeing it. However, as she is the killer, she already knows what is in it, and as she is alone, she has no reason to act. (In fact, she has no reason to open the site at all.)
  • Your Cheating Heart: Tony is two-timing his girlfriend with Brooke. Brooke finds out when she hacks his voicemail.
  • Your Makeup Is Running: Brooke cries while watching the footage of her friends' murders, causing her mascara to streak.


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