Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Devil - DVD Review

ll 3/4

Starring Chris Messina, Logan Marshall-Green, Geoffrey Arend, Bojana Nokovic, Jenny O'Hara, Bokeem Woodbine, Matt Craven and Jacob Vargas.
Directed by John Erick Dowdle.

After the bland, overexposed trailer, I did not have high hopes for this. I liked the opening sequence, flying upside-down over the city, but when the narration kicked in explaining the mythology of the devil of how he behaves, I started having Lady in the Water flashbacks in a bad way. I guess I'm just unfamiliar with the denomination where the devil takes human form and slowly torments his victims one by one before personally killing them.

But this is a horror movie aware that its audience has seen many horror movies and are familiar with the trappings. It therefore has fun with it.

Five people are trapped in an elevator and they start dying, with a strong likelihood that one of them is the devil in human form. It's simple and 80 minutes long. It does have a couple good scary images. Not a bad rental at all.

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