Here Comes D’evil

Here Comes The Devil

Here Comes The Devil, a new horror indie made a year or so ago and finally releasing December 2013, cuts right to chase. No special guest, no opening act, just straight to the headliner. So I’m wondering why they just didn’t call it, An Evening With The Devil?

HCTD (aka, Ahí va el diablo) is said to combine modern indie filmmaking and storytelling with a hint of ’70s-styled psychological horror that “may not just be psychological.” A nice hook, although you’d first have to be familiar with ’70s-styled psychological horror. (Not only am I intimate with it, I practically invented psychological horror – just ask my baby-sitter). And the phrase “horror that may not just be psychological” could be the new buzzword to replace “based on true events.”

Here Comes The Devil

Let’s examine the plot in excruciating detail: “Felix and Sol, whose preteen son and daughter inexplicably reappear after being lost overnight on a desolate, cave-riddled mountainside after a casual hike, became every parent’s nightmare.”

“The good luck and good fortune of their return soon changes, as the children’s behavior suggests ominous and unspeakable events the night the children were lost that continue even now.”

Here Comes The Devil

The press release goes on to word barf ancient and half-whispered legends around the caves and the mountain, blah, blah, blah. But I cite the precedent of Jack and Jill, who, benignly enough, went up the hill (or “mountain”) to “get a pail of water.” Clearly, a ’70s metaphor for worshipping demonic entities. (Told you I was an expert.) You could say J&J might have just been thirsty. Yeah, thirsty for EVIL.

So the kids in Here Comes The Devil are possessed by the movie’s title and they misbehave, won’t eat their peas and refuse to clean their rooms. Sounds like every kid in the world. And me.

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