A hooded and blurred figure on screen warns us: there is a demon running loose and we should join the resistance to counter it.
To prove its existence, the figure shows us a hidden recording of the night it all began, introducing to the audience the main plot of the film: while on a four-way Skype call, former college friends who try to reignite the old days of their friendships by pranking one another, unwillingly break a powerful demon free from its trap.
Like Unfriended, the 2014 movie by Levan Gabriadze whose sequel came out this year, E-Demon is from a subcategory of the found footage genre, the one in which the audience is staring at a computer screen from start to finish, privy to the Skype calls, private messages and web searches of the characters.
But while Unfriended was mostly static, using only webcams attached to the computers to follow the characters, E-Demon offers a wider range of motion with headsets that allow the characters to travel inside their homes and even outside.
Additionally, none of the characters are hanging completely alone and locked in their room: a various gallery of people take turns sharing the small Skype screens, with the point of view even regularly switching between two computers.
This constant dynamism avoids the inherent boredom of the genre, where staring at a computer screen for more than an hour quickly becomes dull. Here, there is always movement, constant dialogues to follow, and new places and characters to see throughout the runtime.