THE DEMON’S ROOK (2013) Reviews and overview

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‘Hell is hungry.’

The Demon’s Rook is a 2013 American horror feature film directed by James Sizemore (Goat Witch) from a screenplay by Sizemore and Akom Tidwell for Tribeca Film.

The movie stars James Sizemore, Ashleigh Jo Sizemore, Josh Gould, Melanie Richardson, John Chatham, Sadé Smith, and Dustin Dorough.


A young boy named Roscoe finds a portal to another world where he is taught magic by an elder demon known as Dimwos. Dimwos raises the boy into manhood, revealing to him many secrets…

Although there is one dark secret that Dimwos keeps from Roscoe. When Roscoe discovers what his master has been keeping from him all these years, he revolts against him, inadvertently unleashing three malevolent demons.

Through desperation, Roscoe is forced to escape the demons’ wrath by way of the portal leading back to our world. Unbeknownst to Roscoe, he leads the demons to discover the portal for themselves. The demons pass through, and a nightmarish foray of summoned monsters are unleashed…



The Demon’s Rook’s heart and earnest spirit override any limitation. Frankly rougher aspects like performance give away to imagination and positivity. While happy to gleefully revel in practical FX and gory spatter, the film will not wallow in it.” Fangoria


“This is a rare and great case of a labour of love that is incredible accomplished, without falling into the usual traps of DIY filmmaking. There is great time and care in this film, and above all, great fun. So sit back, relax (spliff optional) and enjoy what is sure to become a classic.” Twitch

“ …gut-flinging monster mash that you won’t soon forget.” Dread Central

Demon's Rook poster


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