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Devil On Demand

Posted in Classic Horror, Evil with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 17, 2013 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

Devil's Due

Geez, the Devil is a busy gal. Besides constantly putting really fun ideas in my head, the Ultimate Evil Entity, despite being as fictional as her counterpart, is in big demand these days as a horror movie subject, the latest being Here Comes The Devil (documented in the blog posting before this one) and now with Devil’s Due, a new spooky horror flick due out January 17, 2014, which is 93 days from now. (Man, I love math – it’s so occasionally useful.)

Devil’s Due press release: “After a mysterious, lost night on their honeymoon, a newlywed couple finds themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. While recording everything for posterity, the husband begins to notice odd behavior in his wife that they initially write off to nerves, but, as the months pass, it becomes evident that the dark changes to her body and mind have a much more sinister origin.”

Dark changes to her mind and body. No doubt she shotguns Jagermeister™.

Devil's Due

Devil’s Due should not be confused with the 1973 pornographical movie of the same title. In that one a young girl fleeing an abusive home life arrives in New York City and becomes involved in a satanic cult. She conspires with the cult leader’s two lesbian assistants to take over the coven. Marketing bonus: There’s LOTS of up close naked stuff.

Devil's Due

Also, don’t confuse either with erotic romance novels (stories without pictures) sporting the same title as well. As I’ve said before, books are for people who don’t have TVs.

Here Comes D’evil

Posted in Classic Horror, Evil with tags , , , , on October 16, 2013 by Drinkin' & Drive-in

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.