Monday, December 16, 2013

Movie Review: Here Comes the Devil (2012)

Here Comes the Devil
HERE COMES THE DEVIL - Poster Image

Written & Directed by Adrián García Bogliano

Sara...Michele Garcia
Adolfo...Alan Martinez
Felix...Francisco Barreiro
Sol...Laura Caro

While their children Sara and Adolfo go for a hike up a country hill, married couple Felix and Sol stay behind to exorcise their lust in the very romantic setting of a truck-stop parking lot. After the requisite post-orgasm nap, the children still have not returned. The police are brought in, and early the next morning, they are found safe and sound, having spent the night lost in a cave.

Felix and Sol try to return to their normal family life, but the kids are behaving somehow...differently. A visit to a medical doctor and a psychologist suggest that they may have suffered some untoward trauma in that cave, and the parents (if not the police) have one solid suspect. There is much to suggest that whatever happened to them was not the work of man, however, but something much, much worse.

HERE COMES THE DEVIL - Screen Shot

This Spanish-language film is partly steamy, partly surreal, but all suspense. It's a dark journey full of unspeakable things--some blatant, some only suggested--and it will leave your nerves frayed and your teeth aching from being so tightly clenched. The performances are solid all around and the relationships completely believable. The musical cues perfectly suit each moment and serve to heighten the appropriate mood.

It may but be fast-paced enough for everyone, but the patient viewer will find plenty to enjoy here. It's a morbid and fantastic little treat.

Special thanks to Magnet Releasing for the screener!

2012
Not Rated
97 Minutes
Color
Spanish (English subtitles)
Mexico/USA

"We are the devil, and we've come for you."
--J/Metro

3 comments:

  1. I'm really looking forward to seeing this (and that's a cool as heck poster).

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  2. Alvin, that is indeed one sweet poster image. I hope you enjoy the movie as much as I did. Thanks for stopping by!

    --J/Metro

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  3. I saw this movie last week, I really enjoyed it myself. I need to see more of this directors work

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