Film Review: “At The Devils Door (2014)”

January 6, 2016

Written by Capt McNeely

Georgia Division ZADF Twitter: @ZADF_ORG

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“When ambitious young real estate agent Leigh is asked to sell a house with a checkered past, she crosses paths with a disturbed girl whom she believes is the runaway daughter of the couple selling the property. When Leigh tries to intervene and help her, she becomes entangled with a supernatural force that soon pulls Leigh’s artist sister Vera into its own web – and has sinister plans for both of them.”

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“At The Devil’s Door” is packed with young familiar faces from “Glee’s” Naya Rivera, to MTV’s “Awkard’s” Ashley Rickards, to “Falling Skies” star Catalina Sandino Moreno. The three girls play off of each other well creating the perfect formula for a modern day horror thriller.

I did enjoy this film, although what started off as an extremely promising demonic horror flick, started to loose its sense of direction through the middle of the film. While the actors played off each other beautifully, I almost wonder if too much of the story focused on the sisters vs the girl I wanted to watch.

The film itself was shot beautifully, and for an occult film, it had all of those borderline-awkward, demonic scenes we expect to see in modern day horror films.

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The film has all the promisings of a great horror flick with major producers attached like Nate Bolotin “(Tusk)” and Sonni Mallhi who helped bring to life the modern thrillers like “House at the End of the Street,” “The Roommate,” and “The Strangers.”

This is writer/director Nicholas McCarthy’s second film following “The Pact.”

If you are an IFC Midnight fan or interested in the occult, I would recommend checking this film out as it will not disappoint!

 

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