Directed by Rob Savage
Six friends get together during lockdown for their weekly zoom call. It's Haley’s turn to organise an activity and instead of a quiz, she’s arranged for a Medium to conduct a séance. Bored and feeling mischievous, Jemma decides to have some fun and invents a story about a boy in her school who hanged himself. However, her prank gives license for a demonic presence to cross over, taking on the guise of the boy in Jemma’s made-up story. The friends begin noticing strange occurrences in their homes as the evil presence begins to make itself known, and they soon realise that they might not survive the night. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL.
During an online séance, six friends accidentally invite the attention of a demonic presence.
Cast: Haley Bishop, Radina Drandova, Jemma Moore, Caroline Ward, Emma Webb, Edward Linard
Actually thought this was pretty scary! Wasn’t expecting that and it was pretty good!
The motivations for having a zoom seance is original and relatable, there is little new ground covered in this movie. And that isn't a negative, it does the familiar ground well. Unlike Unfriended I didn't struggle to find someone to root for. The characters were instantly relatable to me, and while some viewers may struggle to connect, as the characters are revealed through attitude and reactions, rather than exposition.
A surprisingly decent film. Very creative use of the 'zoom' platform - especially with the end credits and run-time. If you can get over the fact that these people have to run around with a phone or laptop the movie is thoroughly entertaining. Highly recommend giving it a watch.