Demonic (2013) Review



It’s a lot like other similar type films and it doesn’t leave much of an impression.

Plot: A police officer and a psychologist investigate the deaths of five people who were killed while trying to summon ghosts.

Review: A group of college kids hell bent on performing some paranormal experiments at a spooky house with a grisly history get together and set up shop in the clearly haunted abode. One of the kids is directly related to the sole survivor of a massacre at the house in 1988, and when the night turns into yet another bloodbath, a detective (played by Frank Grillo) is in the neighborhood when he gets a call about some suspicious activity at the house. He pulls up, goes inside the place and finds a bunch of people dead … except one (guess who). After calling in backup and a criminal psychologist (played by Maria Bello) to examine the strange symbols and satanic looking patterns around the house, the sole survivor details a series of demonic happenings that occurred over the night, but what really happened, and who or what is responsible?

Inexplicably withheld from release for four years, The Weinstein Company’s Demonic is a wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am horror flick that flies by at only 83 minutes with opening and closing titles, so I have no idea how much was cut or edited out, but it’s a pretty coherent little scare flick and should appeal to folks who like these sorts of jump scare movies. There’s nothing here that hasn’t been done before (and better), but it feels like a movie made by grown-ups. It isn’t super tacky or head slappingly bad like some other movies of its ilk, so at least it’s got that going for it. Directed by Will Canon.

Demonic is being released onto DVD on October 10th.