“E-Demon” uses the Internet to tell a story of creepy crap happening on a shared connection. It’s been a month since I’ve seen this once, yet I dug through my notes to find anything that makes it stand among a sea of features likes Unfriended or Searching. Nothing like that came to pass, but I do admit that I liked the cast. If that feels like a bland pleasantry for a film that barely got my attention, you would be right.
MAXIMUM IMPACT REVIEWED
“Maximum Impact” follows Alexander Nevsky and Tom Arnold as they team up to save the day. The film looks amazing, but it took two viewings before I had an idea of what was taking place. Basically, it’s this weird Moscow produced look at an action comedy about protecting the US Secretary of State. The Secretary played by Eric Roberts tries his best, but the entire production feels like a weird dub of a movie that was lost for years. I’ve liked Nevsky’s past work and I won’t call this one bad. However, it’s super odd.
E-DEMON RELEASE DATE: 9/14/18
MAXIMUM IMPACT RELEASE DATE: 9/28/18
The Plot Thus Far
E-DEMON: Tells of an escaped demon on a dark and twisted mission that manipulates a group of friends hanging out on a video-chat. The film is craftily structured – it takes place completely on a computer screen via the webcams being shown.
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.
MAXIMUM IMPACT: When the granddaughter of the US Secretary of the State is kidnapped in Moscow, an agent of the Federal Security Service of Russia (Alexander Nevsky) and the US Secret Service are forced to put aside their differences and work together to prevent a full-scale international crisis.