Jorge Alvarino
August 18, 2014 at 03:30 PM EDT

Open Windows

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In Season

The first trailer is here for Open Windows, a low-budget Hitchcockian thriller for the digital age. Elijah Wood plays Nick Chambers, a dude who wins a dinner with Jill Goddard (Sasha Grey), a celebrity he runs a fan site for.

But before the planned date happens, a sinister force overtakes Chambers’ computer and reveals access to Goddard’s personal information, indulging Chambers’ obsession with her. Sooner or later, the person who took over Chambers’ computer pushes him to be something more sinister than just a creepy stalker, but he pushes back and tries to save her.

The movie is in a single digitally edited shot from the perspective of a camera mounted to Chambers’ computer, according to Variety, so the story is largely told through open windows on his computer.

Wood is no stranger to high-concept thrillers like this. Early this year, he starred in Grand Piano, about a pianist gearing up to make a career comeback. When he begins the concert, he finds, along with his liner notes, a note that says a sniper will kill him if he plays a wrong note.

The film premiered at SXSW earlier this year. It will be available on VOD on Oct. 2 and in theaters on Nov. 7.

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