Friday, 14 January 2011

Devil - 2010

Devil [Blu-ray] [2010]
 (also known as The Night Chronicles: Devil) is a 2010 U.S. supernatural thriller film based on a story by M. Night Shyamalan, written by Brian Nelson, and directed by John Erick Dowdle. The film was released on September 17, 2010, and is the first of The Night Chronicles trilogy, which involves the supernatural within modern urban society. The film's plot follows a group of people trapped inside an elevator that realize one of them is the Devil. Devil opened at the number three spot in the box office opening weekend, taking in a total of twelve million dollars.

As any who know me personally, I dont do horror!! I got this film because of M. Night Shyamalan. I love his films. Well his early ones. I still get goose bumps from thinking about "The Sixth Sense". So I bought it from USA because of him. I know it isnt ever a good thing to do but this time I was pretty pleasantly surprised.

I settled down to be shocked and up half the night, I even grabbed my "scaredy" pillow and pressed play.

After the initial vertigo creating title sequence and long sweeping foyer shot where we are introduced to the characters we get straight into the action. When I say action, I mean is it him? is it her? type thing.

Kept myself and the wife guessing all the way through. Each character is as flawed and evil as the next so could be anyone.

The set ups are nice. Not enough to bring the scarey pillow up to my face but enough to make me half close my eyes in anticipation.

To be honest I found myself questioning who it was all the way through. Even though at the end it turns out my gut instinct was correct...I ROCK, thanks Sam and Dean (supernatural 6 season veteran).

All in al a good effort. I enjoyed watching it and actually has a nice message in the subtext. And props for differnet ways to kill and be killed in a lift!!

8/10 from me.


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