Demonic, 2015 - ★★½

Demonic, 2015 - ★★½

..::Selection for Hoop-tober 2.o Horror Fest::..
"Don't move and don't break the circle...DON'T!!!" - Jules
While investigating an abandoned Louisiana house after a series of ritualistic killings, Detective Mark Lewis interviews a student suspect who tells him about a seance they tried to perform there a week earlier.

Demonic's competently directed by Will Canon, I haven't seen his 1st feature Brotherhood which sounds good. Sadly the storys a derivative supernatural haunted house flick that sticks too firmly to the mould. You know what to expect - lots of feds with flashlights, pesky kids with shaky cameras breaking satanic seals and awaking the houses evil, token asian dude with tech gadgets, loud jump scare audio bursts... but its not badly made for a change and the acting is more than adequate. It just lacked the personality to make it memorable. Shame because it was originally meant to have been directed by the wonderful French director Xavier Gens, who would have likely given it an edginess. Demonic 2 anyone?

Originally taken from Letterboxd

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