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Exclusive comments, plus trailer: Possession goes on-line in “THE ViRAL DEMON”

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 | Exclusive, Indie Films, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

In the tradition of UNFRIENDED, THE ViRAL DEMON tells a story of supernatural terror via computer-screen images, and a trailer has been released. Check it out below, along some exclusive words from its creator.

Jeremy Wechter makes his writing/directing debut on THE VIRAL DEMON, which was executive-produced by P.J. Starks (VOLUMES OF BLOOD). The synopsis: “Four college friends participate in an annual video chat that goes horribly wrong when an ancient evil, imprisoned by witchcraft, is inadvertently released. Witness the hellish first night of demonic possession as it unfolds in real-time. As the possessions multiply and the body count rises, their night of fun becomes a race to stop the evil before it can spread across the world through electronic means. Knowing who to trust is the key to survival.”

“I’m so excited for audiences to see THE ViRAL DEMON,” Wechter tells RUE MORGUE, “because it engulfs the viewer in a uniquely creepy experience, making them wonder who can be trusted and who is possessed as the characters fight for their survival. It also has something to say about communication and manipulation in the digital age. Can you still trust your friends, your brother, your sister, your mother, your wife, your kids, the police, the paramedics, or have they all become ‘one of them’? Choosing wrong may lead to losing your life, and maybe even your soul.”

For more on THE ViRAL DEMON, head over to its official website, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.
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