If the way The Den was shot wasn't sufficient enough, the manner in which the technology is elaborated on and executed is entertaining to watch as well.
It reminds me of Joe Swanberg's short film in the horror-anthology V/H/S, but taken to more sadistic and frightening levels.
If a film that made me quietly fear entering my username and password to log into my computer after watching it, I'd say it's a pretty effective piece of work.
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 » The Den is the ultimate horror film about technology in the twenty- first century, shot almost entirely through the use of webcams and through an online, video-chatting website in the vein of something like Skype or Stickam.
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Enter the Sweepstakes via either one of the following methods.At seventy- two minutes, an already incredibly short watch that zips past you almost as quickly as a TV show, it's a wonder why Donohue and Thompson didn't take more time to develop the technological manipulation of Elizabeth with slowburn technique.Did they fear audiences would be alienated by the style?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.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.Elizabeth is working off of a lofty grant she generously received for her research, but is growing disillusioned when her work doesn't seem to be resulting in any interesting or noteworthy correlations.