e-DEMON – USA, 2018

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e-DEMON is a 2018 American supernatural horror feature film written, co-produced and directed by Jeremy Wechter. The movie stars Julia Kelly, John Anthony Wylliams, Christopher Daftsios and Ryan Redebaugh.

Kendra, AJ, Mar and Dwayne are old college friends who find themselves growing apart. Attempting to hang on to their college days, the gang gets together online for a night of stories, pranks and drinking via webcam.

As the evening progresses, they unknowingly release a devious 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…

Dark Cuts Pictures is releasing e-DEMON in Los Angeles from September 14 (Downtown Independent) and in New York from September 21 (Cinema Village). Available On Demand from September 14.

Review:

Sometimes the most simplistic plot is the best plot. Thus is the case for e-DEMON, a found footage online film that sucks you in immediately.

Four college friends (Kendra, Dwayne, AJ and Mar) continue their long friendship by web-camming on a regular basis to share new life events, changes in residence, family dynamics and just the day-to-day norm. They enjoy roasting each other and pulling incessant “freak outs” – horror-filled pranks which have consisted of ripped appendages, death scenes and bloody carnage.

What begins as the typical catch-up chat soon spirals out of control when Mar introduces the college buds to his “Gamma” who delivers a suspicious warning, concerning an old trunk in the attic of the family home.

In The Evil Dead fashion, of course the trunk is opened and then… almost instantly, the slaughters begin. Given the group’s reputation for extreme pranks (including several in the beginning of this webcam session), no one knows what is real and what is hoaxed. By the time the friends figure out they unleashed an evil maleficent force, this demon has occupied several souls at once while chanting in latin, sacrificing loved ones and even murderous knife-wielding children!

e-DEMON is such a fun little film! With the unpredictable character turns, the dread lurking around and behind each of the chums online, and egging on the pranks, there is absolutely no way to determine who is possessed and ready to pounce.

Through their determination to uncover the source of black witchcraft that has come over themselves and their families, a quick introduction to the bigger picture unfolds – the devil’s intention to dominate the earth. What a frightening thought! Society went from the zombie apocalypse to simple possession and it’s not difficult to accept once you watch this realistic found footage film. If you enjoyed Unfriended, then you will love e-DEMON!”

Meredith Brown, HORRORPEDIA

Other reviews:

“By producing a modern take on the possession genre by linking it with technology, e-DEMON really feels like an intimate horror that you’ve been invited to be a part of. When all hell breaks lose, you do feel both complicit and helpless, wishing to reach out and help those affected. If only the scenes of horror could have a bit more conviction to really put fear in the heart of the viewer.” Horror Cult Films

“If you dig on possession flicks, found footage, an unholy combination of the two, or just a well acted, well told fright flick, e-Demon will not disappoint; it’s a picture with a “gimmick” for sure, but it certainly doesn’t let that get in the way of telling a taught, tense story!” Horror Fuel

Choice dialogue:

Bastian Petruso: “Holy shit, that sounds like it could be a demon trap!”

Cast and characters:

  • Julia Kelly … Kendra Deidrick
  • John Anthony Wylliams … Dwayne Booker
  • Christopher Daftsios … A.J. Spencer
  • Ryan Redebaugh … Mar Petruso
  • Lindsay Goranson … Fawn Fitzpatrick
  • Jessica Renee Russell … Suzie Petruso
  • Cedric Cannon … Wallace Crenshaw
  • Vincent Cooper … Bastian Petruso
  • Max Rhyser … Taylor Shapiro
  • Waltrudis Buck … Gertrude ‘Gamma’ Guschwald
  • Diane Tyler … Dr. Ann Guschwald- Petruso
  • Andrew Dawson … Dr. Franklin Petruso
  • Celine Justice … Eva Booker
  • Nyla Evans … Baily Booker
  • Samayah Bailey … Teisha Booker

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