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The Den (2013)

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While studying the habits of web cam chat users from the apparent safety of her own home, a young woman's life begins to spiral out of control after witnessing a grisly murder online.

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Zachary Donohue

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Zachary Donohue (co-writer), Lauren Thompson (co-writer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melanie Papalia ... Elizabeth Benton
David Schlachtenhaufen David Schlachtenhaufen ... Damien Clark
Adam Shapiro ... Max
Anna Margaret Hollyman ... Lynn Benton
Matt Riedy ... Sgt. Tisbert
Katija Pevec ... Jenni
Saidah Arrika Ekulona ... Sally
Anthony Jennings ... Officer Dawson (as Anthony Paul Michael Jennings)
Victoria Hanlin ... Brianne
Anushka Rani ... Young Indian Girl
Garrett Fornander Garrett Fornander ... Prank Boy
Lily Holleman ... Evil Girl
Jeff Rubino Jeff Rubino ... Suburban Dad
Jonah Landow Jonah Landow ... Suburban Boy
Rikin Vasani ... Sudeep
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Storyline

A young woman studying the habits of webcam chat users from the apparent safety of her apartment witnesses a brutal murder online and is quickly immersed in a nightmare in which she and her loved ones are targeted for the same grisly fate as the first victim. Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence, terror, some sexuality, graphic nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Online See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$410,129
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Color
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Trivia

The majority of the film takes place on computer screens, cell phone screens, and cameras for short terms. See more »

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When we see the shot where we see the view from Elizabeth's computer and the hidden camera in her vent simultaneously, she raises her arms which blocks the vent from the web-cam's view. However, the laptop is still in full view from the hidden camera's point of view. It is revealed earlier in the movie that the laptop is using a built in web-cam. This means that if the web-cam cannot see the vent, the camera in the vent should not be able to see the laptop either. See more »

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Also Sprach Zarathustra
Written by Richard Strauss
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Clever, Innovative, New World of Horror Films
27 October 2014 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

A young woman (Melanie Papalia, "Postal") studying the habits of webcam chat users from the apparent safety of her apartment witnesses a brutal murder online and is quickly immersed in a nightmare in which she and her loved ones are targeted for the same grisly fate as the first victim.

Although I have not used Chat Roulette, if this was accurate, most webcam users are looking to see people naked. That would not be the least bit surprising. And this provides for some funny moments, even if juvenile, such as the Richard Strauss penis.

The film has received mixed reviews, which seems about right. As frustrating as found footage is, there is still plenty of potential in new technology. Not many films have used webcams as a plot device, so this creativity deserves some recognition.

However, much of it is boring, and the horror aspects are really nothing special. Viewers may be reminded of Dario Argento's "Card Player", which is itself not a great film. This is much less artistic and not as satisfying.


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