When a movie goes through these kinds of delays, it's usually because it sucks, and its distributors have no idea what to do with it. Demonic wasn't horrible at all though; it had its issues, but we enjoyed it for the most part, so who knows.
Satanic ritual. *There of course was one survivor, as there always in in these types of cases. Twenty-some odd years later, Detective Frank Grillo responds to a call at the old Livingston House, where he finds a grisly murder scene which is oddly reminiscent of the 1988 murders. This time though, there are three people dead, and one traumatized survivor.
|"IT'S JUST BEEN REVOKED!"|
|YEAH, LOOKS LIKE A GREAT PLACE TO FIND ANSWERS.|
Enjoyable familiarity ensues.
|"THE FUCK YOU JUST SAY TO ME?"|
Though Demonic is a traditional movie, there are some elements of Found Footage present, although director Will Cannon uses them only sparingly. Most of it either presented in flashback form, or as uncovered evidence, and so it never ended up becoming the ridiculous nuisance that it often is.
Frank Grillo is the big selling point of this movie, at least for us, because he's awesome. His character was a bit underwritten, but the guy just has a certain screen presence that makes him enjoyable to watch. Same goes for Maria Bello; underwritten, but solid. Everyone else was serviceable.
|AND SHE WAS ADORABLE.|
Overall, Demonic started off much stronger than it finished, which killed a bit of its impact. Still a solid effort though.
|EVEN AFTER ALL OF THESE YEARS, SCOTTY STILL DOESN'T KNOW.|
Demonic is available now on DVD through Amazon.UK.
Cody Horn & friends.