Although I’m a big fan of some of the cast and crew behind e-Demon, I wasn’t sure if the film itself was, going to be my cup of tea. I’m not a huge fan of films like Unfriended or Friend Request and I was positive that this one would just be like those.
So, did it impress me or leave me bored to death?
This demon possessed film was directed/written by Jeremy Wechter and was produced by himself, Michael Gonzalez, Volumes of Blood’s PJ Starks, and Emily Pojman. The cast includes Julia Kelly, John Anthony Wylliams, Christopher Daftsios, Ryan Redebaugh, Jessica Renee Russell, and more.
Official Synopsis for e-Demon:
Kendra, AJ, Mar and Dwayne are old college friends who find themselves growing apart. Attempting to hang on to their good old Ohio State days, the gang gets together online for a night of stories, pranks and drinking via web-cam.
As the evening progresses, they unknowingly release a deviously clever demon that had been trapped for centuries in Salem, Massachusetts. Since the demon can possess multiple people at once, the group of friends must determine who they can still trust in order to survive the demon’s dark and twisted mission.
I’m delighted to say this was, hands down (in all aspects), a 1,000 times better than any of the mainstream bullshit films that have tried to do something similar and have all failed miserably. Or at least that’s how I feel. Don’t crucify me if you love Unfriended… I like most things, but just not that one.
e-Demon delivered an intriguing, well-crafted horror story with relatable characters and an impressively eerie atmosphere that takes place solely on a computer screen through the webcams.
It took a little bit for me to get into the film, but once things started to implode, I was hooked and had to know what was happening. In today’s world, we are obsessed with our computers, phones, ipads, etc… so it’s really freaky to think about something like this happening. If you want to rid the world of people or take control over them, I suppose a deadly internet “virus” is the way to go.
Some of the characters really annoyed me (continuously making stupid decisions), and others, I actually liked. I was impressed with how their bond grew as the mayhem commenced, rather than break down like it does in most horror movies. The encroaching horror did make them doubt each other, as they began to wonder who would be next to go to the darkside.
I loved how the film was shot. It was unique and well done. Some of the angles and cinematography used in e-Demon was wickedly sinister and perfectly delivered the jump scares. It was a whole new experience for me, as I felt like I was watching something on two screens – my TV and the their webcams. It messed with my head – like if I kept watching, something bad may pop out at me as well.
Final Thoughts on e-Demon:
This is one film that I would recommend to anyone as a fresh new take on horror. Although some stuff like this has been done before, it doesn’t even come close to the brilliance of what e-Demon is. Audiences are going to be taken back at how well-crafted this film is and how scary it is to watch these characters be tormented through a webcam, something every single one of them has staring back at them every time they use their laptop of phone.