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Movie Impressions: Devil

Posted by Rampant Coyote on October 5, 2016

devil_film_posterOctober is the month my wife and I try to binge on the scary movies. But some years, “binging” might mean only three or four films.

One of the shows this year was “Devil.” It’s a 2010 film that mostly takes place in an elevator. It’s based on a story by M. Night Shyamalan, and co-produced by the same. Many years ago, that would have been considered a mark of quality. Now, it’s … not. More like a warning.

However, in this case, he didn’t direct it, and it’s … well, neither good nor bad. It’s okay. In a nutshell, it’s Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None” with a supernatural horror twist.┬áSeveral people are trapped in an elevator. Several others are trying to help them escape. One person may be the Devil in disguise, tormenting his victims before killing them and dragging their souls to Hell.

And… that’s pretty much it. We kinda liked it. It’s only on Netflix for about ten more days, so now’s the time to give it a shot before it disappears from the roster, if you feel so inclined.

Filed Under: Movies - Comments: 4 Comments to Read

  • Misha Burnett said,

    I watched about half of this and I found myself wonder, “Have any of the writers ever been inside a man-made structure?”

    Even for a supernatural film, the sheer lack of reality in any of the sections dealing with building operations (which, given that it was about people stuck in an elevator, was most of it) made it unwatchable.

  • Rampant Coyote said,

    Are you saying that it shouldn’t have required the maintenance dude to go all the way to the roof, back to the basement, and then back up to the roof again?

  • McTeddy said,

    Wait…. That comment makes me think I need to see this movie.

    I love horribad horror movies!

  • lakerz said,

    I thought this movie was okay, sorta kinda held my interest