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Frightfest 2014: ‘The Den’ Review

22 August 2014 12:31 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Melanie Papalia, David Schlachtenhaufen, Matt Riedy, Adam Shapiro, Victoria Hanlin, Matt Lasky, Brian Bell | Written by Zachary Donohue, Lauren Thompson | Directed by Zachary Donohue

It may seem, given my past reviews of found footage movies, that all I do is spew bile and vitriol when it comes to a lot of these particular movies but that doesn’t mean I’m not willing to still give the genre a a fair shake. Good job too, otherwise I would have missed out on a great example of it in The Den.

The idea of using the internet (and webcams) is nothing new in horror, it’s cropped up in dozens of movies, some good, a lot bad. With the advent of webcams, CCTV and “always-connected” devices, any good horror movie villain would – given that using the net is his or her modus operandi – have almost total control over their victims lives. »

- Phil Wheat

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Film4 FrightFest's Amazing 2014 Line-up Announced! New Images Revealed!

27 June 2014 9:52 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The line-up for this year's Film4 FrightFest in London has just been announced – and boy, is it a doozy! Sporting a record-breaking 38 UK/European premieres and 11 world premieres, this August is going to be an exciting time in the genre calendar.

Check it all out right here, including lots of new images!

This year Film4 FrightFest will be moving from its previous home at Leicester Square's Empire Cinema to the nearby Vue Cinema (also on Leicester Square), prompting an ingenious reshuffle of the screening arrangements.

All main screen films will be presented at different times across three different screens, with two extra screens reserved for single-slot screenings of the various films hitting this year's Discovery Screens.

Here's the full list of goodies:

Main Screens (5, 6, 7)

Thursday Aug 21

Opening Night Film - The Guest (UK Premiere)

Director: Adam Wingard. Cast: Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer, Sheila Kelley, Leland Orser. USA 2014. 99 mins. »

- Gareth Jones

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Frightfest 2014 – Full Line-up Announced

27 June 2014 6:45 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Film4 FrightFest 2014, returning for its 15th year, unveils its biggest line-up ever. From Thurs 21 August to Monday 25 August, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will be at the Vue West End, Leicester Square, to present sixty-four films plus twenty shorts across five screens. There are sixteen countries representing five continents with a record-breaking thirty-eight UK or European premieres and eleven world premieres.

Are you ready for a monstrous and memorable mayhem of killer claws, cannibalism, cult classics, murderous musicals, chiller thrillers, graphic novel action and sick celluloid masterpieces? Then prepare yourself for the biggest, strongest and most eclectic must-see programme in Film4 FrightFest’s history.

From the opening night turbo-driven thrill-ride The Guest to the UK premiere of the closing night mesmeric sci-fi fantasy The Signal, FrightFest has netted the latest works from genre big-hitters such as Eli Roth (The Green Inferno), Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins (Show »

- Phil Wheat

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'Mindy Project' recap: The case of the missing scarf

15 April 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Mindy and Schmidt, sitting in a tree…Well, not exactly.

But Schmidt, err, Max Greenfield did drop by The Mindy Project Tuesday night and boy was he a welcome surprise. Let’s back up. Mindy was still pretty devastated Danny broke up with her last week (Aren’t we all?). But, as a regular Glamour/Cosmo reader, she knew she needed to get back out there and go on some dates, including one with Betsy’s friend, the nice but unbelievably dull Phil (Adam Shapiro). (Phil = The reason the Lemon Law should be a real thing). Despite having a less-than-stellar time, »

- Erin Strecker

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The Den is Dark and Entertaining: A Movie Review

12 April 2014 10:34 PM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Tagline: "He wants to watch you." Director: Zachary Donohue. Writers: Zachary Donohue and Lauren Thompson. Cast: Melanie Papalia, David Schlachtenhaufen, Matt Riedy and Adam Shapiro. The Den is a film from first time director and scriptwriter Zachary Donohue. This title was released through IFC Midnight's online platform in mid-March. And, this film fan wished he heard of the film earlier. The Den focuses on the protagonist Elizabeth (Melanie Papalia), who is exploring the internet's dark underbelly. Elizabeth loses control of a research project. And, Donohue films all of her failures through an interesting collection of mediums. Shot with an innovative style, The Den is one of the best found footage films to come by way of Los Angeles in awhile. The story is a character study of Elizabeth. Elizabeth is a bright, young woman with a brilliant future. However, her choice of study is a poor one. You see, there »

- noreply@blogger.com (Michael Allen)

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Exclusive Alternate Poster - The Den

3 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

It never ceases to amaze me when total strangers will send me Skype requests, like I'm really gonna go have a conversation with someone I don't know. Maybe I should hire the big bad of the new flick The Den (review) to handle my calls? Speaking of which... check out this exclusive alternate poster!

Directed by Zach Donahue, the film stars Melanie Papalia, Adam Shapiro, David Schlactenhaufen, and Matt Riedy.

Synopsis

After receiving a grant for her graduate thesis, Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Papalia) logs onto a video-chat site known as The Den on a mission to explore the habits of its users. During one of her random video-chats, Elizabeth watches in horror as a teenage girl is gruesomely murdered in front of her webcam. While the police dismiss it as a viral prank, Elizabeth believes what she saw is real and takes it upon herself to find the truth.

Her »

- Steve Barton

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Insert Yourself and Friends Into Interactive Poster for The Den

27 March 2014 11:44 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

It's the little things that keep us going here at Dread Central, like promotional gimmicks for new horror flicks. Hot on the heels of the release of IFC's The Den (review) comes this bit of interactive fun, which allows you to insert yourself and your friends into the film's poster.

All you've gotta do is upload some pictures, and voila, you become a part of the voyeuristic thriller, which is being described as Rear Window for the internet age. Head over to The Den's official website to get started!

Directed by Zach Donahue, the film stars Melanie Papalia, Adam Shapiro, David Schlactenhaufen, and Matt Riedy.

Synopsis

After receiving a grant for her graduate thesis, Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Papalia) logs onto a video-chat site known as The Den on a mission to explore the habits of its users. During one of her random video-chats, Elizabeth watches in horror as a »

- John Squires

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The Den Now Open in Select Theaters and VOD

14 March 2014 12:49 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

The Den,” IFC Midnight’s tech-thriller, is now available for thriller fans on VOD and in select theaters. The film, directed by Zach Donahue, written by Donahue and Lauren Thompson and starring Melanie Papalia, Adam Shapiro, David Schlactenhaufen and Matt Riedy, could be seen as a commentary on today’s video-chat culture. In the film, a girl realizes that she’s witnessed a heinous act while on a video-chat site, but no one believes her when she says what she saw. “After receiving a grant for her graduate thesis, Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Papalia) logs onto a video-chat site known as The Den, on a mission to explore the habits of its users. During  [ Read More ]

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New Clips Lead You Further into The Den

14 March 2014 12:14 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Today marks the limited theatrical and VOD release of Zach Donahue's The Den (review), which takes you on a trip to the dark side of modern technology.

If you're not yet sold on giving the flick a VOD rental, check out a trio of brand spankin' new clips below, which should whet your appetite for voyeuristic violence!

The films stars Melanie Papalia, Adam Shapiro, David Schlactenhaufen, and Matt Riedy.

Synopsis

After receiving a grant for her graduate thesis, Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Papalia) logs onto a video-chat site known as The Den on a mission to explore the habits of its users. During one of her random video-chats, Elizabeth watches in horror as a teenage girl is gruesomely murdered in front of her webcam. While the police dismiss it as a viral prank, Elizabeth believes what she saw is real and takes it upon herself to find the truth.

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- John Squires

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The Den Director Zachary Donohue Talks Voyeurism, Found Footage, and Webcams

13 March 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The film The Den (review) brings a whole new, and much-needed, twist to the found-footage sub-genre of horror. Recently director and co-writer Zachary Donohue sat down with Dread Central to talk about his film.

For starters, Donohue discussed what he hoped to convey to the audience with The Den. "This is unlike any found footage movie you've ever seen," he said. "We wanted to create a movie that felt like you were on your own computer screen."

He added, "We wanted to convey this voyeuristic sense that maybe you shouldn't be watching this movie because you're privy to this character's emails, her chats. We really just wanted to tap into that idea of voyeurism."

But more than just peeping in on someone's life, Donohue also wanted The Den to portray the internet as it actually exists. "We wanted to create a funhouse," he said. "This is a movie about the internet, »

- Scott Hallam

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The Den | Review

12 March 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Unlawful Entry: Donohue’s Debut a Promising Idea with Faulty Execution

Director Zachary Donohue brings the home invasion thriller to the millennial doorstep with his directorial debut, The Den. Unfortunately, the advanced technology that furthers the narrative of his film gets reduced to a gimmick, wedding itself to the same glorious faults of the found footage genre as it manages to arrive feeling just a titch outdated already, as well as managing to be a visual eyesore with its insistence on unfolding almost exclusively from computer and/or phone cams. Distant, very distant echoes of classic women in peril films from the vaults of vintage Hollywood may put one in mind of something fun and classy (and incredibly campy) like the sickly Barbara Stanwyck character in Sorry, Wrong Number (1948), an element that lends Donohue’s material incredible and unprecedented mileage in building tension. But an eventual marriage with standard »

- Nicholas Bell

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Indie Spotlight: ‘The Den’ Brings the Horror in Webcam Chatrooms

4 March 2014 2:06 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Bored at night? Ever visited Chatroulette?

Like any Internet trend, Chatroulette opened up a new world of randomly meeting people with one’s webcam. But, the Internet world is very dangerous and you’ll never know what kind of random stranger you’ll meet.

Horror thriller “The Den” sets itself in this webcam social networking arena with a young college student trying to research her thesis. She witnesses pranks, nude flashers, foreigners, dancers, etc. Until she came across a video, in which she witnessed a murder. And then strange things started to happen.

The film stars a few relatively young stars with Melanie Papalia (“Smiley”), David Schlachtenhaufen (“Loose Cannons: The Movie”) and Adam Shapiro (“Now You See Me”). It is the directorial debut for Zachary Donohue, who wrote the script with Lauren Thompson.

Although “The Den” is a fictitious horror setting, it plays into the certain themes of Internet stalkers »

- Gig Patta

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New One-Sheet for The Den Is a Multi-Screen Experience

24 February 2014 1:26 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The official details and a brand spanking new one-sheet have arrived for the social horror film The Den, and we have that and everything else you need to know about this flick right here for ya! Dig it!

From director Zach Donahue comes The Den, starring Melanie Papalia, Adam Shapiro, David Schlactenhaufen, and Matt Riedy.

Look for it from IFC Midnight in select theaters and on VOD on Friday, March 14th, 2014.

Synopsis

After receiving a grant for her graduate thesis, Elizabeth Benton (Papalia) logs on to a video chat site known as The Den on a mission to explore the habits of its users. During one of her random video chats, Elizabeth watches in horror as a teenage girl is gruesomely murdered in front of her webcam. While the police dismiss it as a viral prank, Elizabeth believes what she saw is real and takes it upon herself to find the truth. »

- Uncle Creepy

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'The Den' Poster

24 February 2014 11:36 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

'He wants you to Watch!' We have the first poster for the thriller The Den, which stars Melanie Papalia as a college stundent working on her graduate thesis who gets swept up in a twisted online game of cat and mouse.

After receiving a grant for her graduate thesis, Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Papalia) logs onto a video-chat site known as The Den, on a mission to explore the habits of its users. During one of her random video-chats, Elizabeth watches in horror as a teenage girl is gruesomely murdered in front of her webcam. While the police dismiss it as a viral prank, Elizabeth believes what she saw is real and takes it upon herself to find the truth. Her life quickly spirals out of control as she gets pulled deeper into the darkest recesses of the internet. And eventually, Elizabeth finds herself trapped in a twisted game in »

- MovieWeb

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Jason Collins makes NBA debut with Brooklyn Nets, Twitter responds

24 February 2014 8:47 AM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

The moment Jason Collins took the court for the Brooklyn Nets on Feb. 23, he officially became the first openly gay player in the NBA. At the Staples Center in L.A., Collins helped his team achieve a six-point victory over the Lakers. More importantly, the game served as Collins’ official return to the NBA since coming out. Watch the historic moment below:

And as can be expected in today’s Twitter-happy world, celebs and others took to social media to talk about the moment. We’ve rounded up some of the best tweets about Collins’s big day:

Congratulations to »

- Samantha Highfill

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First Poster for IFC Midnght's The Den Starring Melanie Papalia & Adam Shapiro

24 February 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Directed by Zach Donahue off a screenplay by Donahue and Lauren Thompson, The Den stars Melanie Papalia, Adam Shapiro, David Schlactenhaufen and Matt Riedy. The upcoming thriller opens in select theaters & VOD on Friday, March 14th, 2014. After receiving a grant for her graduate thesis, Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Papalia) logs onto a video-chat site known as The Den, on a mission to explore the habits of its users. During one of her random video-chats, Elizabeth watches in horror as a teenage girl is gruesomely murdered in front of her webcam. While the police dismiss it as a viral prank, Elizabeth believes what she saw is real and takes it upon herself to find the truth. Her life quickly spirals out of control as she gets pulled deeper into the darkest recesses of the internet. And »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Fearnet Movie Review: 'The Den'

13 February 2014 5:30 PM, PST | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

Horror has always been considered sort of a "niche" genre, but even within the vaunted halls of horror-dom, there are smaller niches. Cannibal movies are sort of like that; there are some serious horror fans who simply don't like all those crazy old Italian cannibal movies. (Strange but true.) "Found footage" is a horror sub-genre "niche" that seems to have few supporters and a whole lot of detractors -- but the stream of found footage horror flicks doesn't seem like it will be abating any time soon.

So perhaps it's just time to accept that the gimmick is here to stay, and focus on the indie horror films that do manage to craft a gimmicky horror movie that also actually works as, you know, just a plain old movie. The Den is, obviously, a pretty solid example of how to not only do found footage well, but how to bring »

- Scott Weinberg

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The Den Trailer

7 February 2014 12:25 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After receiving a grant for her graduate thesis, Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Papalia) logs onto a video-chat site known as The Den, on a mission to explore the habits of its users. During one of her random video-chats, Elizabeth watches in horror as a teenage girl is gruesomely murdered in front of her webcam. While the police dismiss it as a viral prank, Elizabeth believes what she saw is real and takes it upon herself to find the truth. Her life quickly spirals out of control as she gets pulled deeper into the darkest recesses of the internet. And eventually, Elizabeth finds herself trapped in a twisted game in which she and her loved ones are targeted for the same grisly fate as the first victim. We have your first look at The Den, which will be in select theaters and on VOD this March.

The Den was released March 14th, »

- MovieWeb

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New Trailer for The Den Is Looking for Friends

7 February 2014 11:28 AM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

If most people weren't batshit stupid, then we probably wouldn't have much to talk about in terms of horror movies. For instance, if you're using a service like Skype or something similar to make friends, then you're just asking for it! Speaking of which...

From director Zach Donahue comes The Den, starring Melanie Papalia, Adam Shapiro, David Schlactenhaufen, and Matt Riedy.

Look for it from IFC Midnight in select theaters and on VOD on Friday, March 14th, 2014.

Synopsis

After receiving a grant for her graduate thesis, Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Papalia) logs onto a video-chat site known as The Den, on a mission to explore the habits of its users. During one of her random video-chats, Elizabeth watches in horror as a teenage girl is gruesomely murdered in front of her webcam. While the police dismiss it as a viral prank, Elizabeth believes what she saw is real and takes it »

- Uncle Creepy

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First Trailer from IFC Midnght's The Den Starring Melanie Papalia & Adam Shapiro

7 February 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Directed by Zach Donahue off a screenplay by Donahue and Lauren Thompson, The Den stars Melanie Papalia, Adam Shapiro, David Schlactenhaufen and Matt Riedy. The upcoming thriller opens in select theaters & VOD on Friday, March 14th, 2014. After receiving a grant for her graduate thesis, Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Papalia) logs onto a video-chat site known as The Den, on a mission to explore the habits of its users. During one of her random video-chats, Elizabeth watches in horror as a teenage girl is gruesomely murdered in front of her webcam. While the police dismiss it as a viral prank, Elizabeth believes what she saw is real and takes it upon herself to find the truth. Her life quickly spirals out of control as she gets pulled deeper into the darkest recesses of the internet. And »

- Pietro Filipponi

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