Director: Jeremy Wechter
Cast: Julia Kelly, John Anthony Wylliams, Christopher Daftsios
Production Company: The e-DEMON Resistance Network
Runtime: 86 minutes
Most of us chat online these days. It’s become very common for people to have face time, even though they’re separated by vast distances. Are we dealing with a miracle of the modern age, or just a new way to get into trouble? Director Jeremy Wechter explores this idea in E-Demon (2018).
In the movie, a group of old friends share an online chat. They enjoy playing bizarre pranks on each other, so when a demon enters the conversation, it becomes difficult to tell what is real and what is fantasy. Multiple possessions complicate matters all the more…
The film is an online experience with pop ups, news reports, text features, and even personal messaging between the characters. There’s a significant variety in the visuals, which is welcome since the whole movie takes place on a computer screen.
Headsets allow the characters to wander away from the computer for an expanded experience. There are even moments when no one is in front of the camera, but you can hear what’s going on. This all works to add some diversity to the found footage genre.
The film is very similar in style to Unfriended (2014). If you enjoyed that movie, you’ll find this one to be interesting too. Both movies focus on events that happen in real time, while also being broadcast over the web. There are differences of course!
The chemistry between the characters is an important feature in this movie. The actors successfully portray close friends who also happen to have some negative history as well. When things start to go bad, it’s hard to know who to trust.
The movie even directs you to a working website. E-Demon shows us how easily evil can spread over the internet in an entertaining way. Just when you thought it was safe to go back online…
– John Migliore
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