VOD Review: HERE COMES THE DEVIL (2013)

A new, different kind of horror flick is unleashed in HERE COMES THE DEVIL. Check out our review below.

here-comes-the-devil_288[1]HERE COMES THE DEVIL (2013)

Director: Adrián García Bogliano

Stars: Laura Caro, Francisco Barreiro, Michele Garcia, Alan Martinez

MPAA: None.

 

This new horror flick hails from the Baja California area of Mexico and is in Spanish with English subtitles. It tells the story of a couple–Felix (Francisco Barreiro) and Sol (Laura Caro)– who take their two kids on a day out in the countryside. After the eldest, Sara, deals with getting her first menstrual cycle, Felix and Sol take the kids to a gas station to help Sara clean up and meet a stranger who is more than just an odd duck. The kids ask to climb a large hill across from the gas station, and Felix and Sol decide to let him hike the hill–giving them 1.5 hours to climb up and back. While the kids climb the hill, Felix and Sol take the time alone to nap in the car. After their nap lasted more than 1.5 hours, Felix and Sol realize their kids didn’t come back in time and report their children missing. After overnight, the kids return–found wandering on the side of the road. Fransisco and Sol bring their kids home–only to realize quickly that their children have changed. Over the next week, Sol and Fransisco embark on a journey to find the truth of what happened to their children.

 

The movie itself uses little visual horror. There’s some blood, but not much. HERE COMES THE DEVIL gives homage to the old school theory of horror: let your imagination scare you. Also, there isn’t much of a soundtrack, which heightens the unnerving feeling you get from not fully knowing what is lurking in this family’s home. The two children were probably the best actors in this movie. They went from fun loving happy children to super creepy and emotionless. The little soundtrack there is–offers high-energy compositions and screamcore.

Overall, the movie is extremely unnerving. The lack of the known is the scariest part. Most will agree that subtitles are better than bad dubbing, which I agree with. However, because there are subtitles it should be watched when you can concentrate on reading the subtitles (unless you can understand Spanish fluently–then you are all set).

HERE COMES THE DEVIL is now available On Demand and on Amazon Instant Video.

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