While the horror genre is strong and thriving in today’s world of film, many movies that it produces tend to be stylized or over-the-top. This is not to say that they are not enjoyable, but it seems difficult to find a truly terrifying film, one that chills you right to the core. If this has been your experience lately, then worry no more. HERE COMES THE DEVIL, an upcoming title from Magnet Releasing, will rekindle your love affair with terror. And if the film’s straight-up horror doesn’t scare you, the psychological undercurrents certainly will. This is definitely a movie that every single horror fan will want to check out.
If you are not familiar with HERE COMES THE DEVIL, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Magnet Releasing:
HERE COMES THE DEVIL combines modern indie filmmaking and storytelling with a hint of ‘70s-styled psychological horror that may not just be psychological. Francisco Barreiro and Laura Caro play parents Felix and Sol whose preteen son and daughter inexplicably reappear after being lost overnight on a desolate, cave-riddled mountainside after a casual hike became every parent’s nightmare. The good luck and good fortune of their return soon changes, as the children’s behavior suggests ominous and unspeakable events the night the children were lost that continue even now. As a loving couple – and loving parents – try to care for and protect their children, the ancient and half-whispered legends around the caves and the mountain and those who have gone there before become too strange to believe…and too dangerous, no matter how insane, to ignore.
Films about demonic possession and, well, the devil himself never get old for me. I enjoy seeing the unique takes that Hollywood writers can come up with in regard to these topics. Of course, there are true duds out there that simply rehash old ideas…but every once in while, a diamond in the rough appears. Thus is the case with this film.
HERE COMES THE DEVIL is an original and thought-provoking horror piece. It starts off with a bang and then continues to come after you at a relentless pace. It is shot well, and the cinematography is a key piece to achieving its unnerving feel.
The special effects are good as well. There’s not a ton of gore, but what we do get to see looks very nice onscreen. Likewise, the acting is top notch. I have never heard of any of the cast, but they do a stellar job in their roles.
The story in HERE COMES THE DEVIL is what wins me over the most. I am not going to go into major detail here, so as not to ruin it for you, but I particularly like the ending the best. It is something I did not see coming, and it leaves you with an intensely eerie feeling.
HERE COMES THE DEVIL is a major win for me, and I highly recommend it. Horror fans, this is a must-see. And if you’re not into horror, give this one a look anyway; it will scare you silly! The film hits store shelves next Tuesday, so make a note.