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Here Comes The Devil Blu-ray Review

Here Comes The Devil Blu-ray

“Here Comes The Devil” is a mixed bag.

The plot: After a troubled married couple’s (Sol and Felix) son and and daughter (Adolfo and Sara) mysteriously vanish for a short period of time while playing in the hills, the couple begin to suspect that something suspicious happened to them when they begin to act strangely. At first, it appeared as if a creepy truck driver might have been responsible for their brief disappearance, but perhaps something more supernatural or devilish was involved?  To say anything else would be spoiling the story.

“Here Comes The Devil” is the type of movie that is both admirable and immensely frustrating. On one hand, ‘Devil’ deserves credit for being a fast paced, flashy, disturbing and intensely “creepy kid” horror flick filled that demands your attention for the entire running time. On the other hand, the film is filled with jarring edits, unintentionally comical moments, clumsy exposition and scenes, and an ending that does not work. As a result of all of this, “Here Comes The Devil” doesn’t quite come together like it should. The story of the family’s downward spiral is always engaging, but in the end, you can’t help but feel like the film’s execution could have been stronger and more coherent.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 2.35:1 1080p. How does it look? For a low budget feature, the film has a very interesting style that comes off well in hi-def.

Audio Tracks: Spanish and English 5.1 DTS-HD MA. How do they sound? Skip the English dub and go with the satisfactory Spanish original language track.

Extras:
* Magnet/Magnolia trailers.
* An extended nightmare scene.
* A behind the scenes photo gallery.
* A standard AXS TV featurette on “Here Comes The Devil.”
* Behind the scenes comparisons of several final scenes and set footage.
* 9 ½ minutes of rehearsal footage.
* An enthusiastic commentary by writer/director Adrian Garcia Bogliano. He talks about influences, the script, creative choices, etc.

Overall Thoughts: “Here Comes The Devil” is worth a watch, but it’s not going to become a horror classic by any means.

 

April 30, 2014 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review |

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