Lilith (2018) reviews and overview

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‘An anthology to die for’

Lilith is a 2018 American horror anthology film co-produced and directed by Alexander T. Hwang (Paranormal Attraction; Cold Blooded; Prey, in Cold Blood) from a screenplay co-written with Richard J. Aguirre, Paul McFall and Anthony Werley. The movie stars Vernon WellsDevanny Pinn and Felissa Rose.

Plot:

Lilith is a figure in Jewish mythology, developed earliest in the Babylonian Talmud (from the 3rd to the 5th centuries). Lilith is a dangerous demon of the night, who is sexually wanton, and who steals babies in the darkness.

While each segment is a stand-alone story, they all feature various forms of Lilith, a demon of the night who “embodies the emotional and spiritual aspects of darkness such as terror and sensuality.” Exorcism, forbidden love, soul collecting, infidelity, and serial killers are just several of the themes that ignite Lilith’s wrath in these horrifying tales.

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“I thought the first story was pretty good. The female lead was actually the best actor in this film. The other stories looked good but horrible acting and subpar gore hindered anything I’d like about them. Overall if you’re in the mood for an anthology it’s in the ok but forgettable category of anthologies.” Ben Grimm

“Awful with every sense of the word, the acting completely destroys any credibility this movie may have had. There’s a few laughably bad moments in there but it’s not enough to save this movie, it’s one of those anthology movies that completely fails on every single level.” Jerome1994

“While some segments are stronger than others, that’s a risk you run when making an anthology. Lilith may have its flaws, but it’s pretty solid as a whole. Except for the painted on hair. That has to go.” Morbidly Beautiful

“The effects are good and bloody but overdone. Chronix EFX made the most of a low budget and everybody gets red on them. […] All involved with Lilith should be proud of themselves. This is a damn good film with a lot of the new talent that is breathing life into indie horror. It was worth the wait.” Voices from the Balcony

Cast and characters:

Felissa Rose … Lilith – Family Possessions; Clawed; Victor Crowley; Bethany; Lake of Shadows; Death House; et al
Michael Wainwright … Father Murphy
Thomas Haley … Det. Ryan Carson
Brialynn Massie … Brooke Carson / Lilith
Lara Jean Sullivan … April (as Lara Jean)
Michael Jon Murphy … James Harrison
Hunter Johnson … Colin
Charles Chudabala … Tom
John DeYoe … Police Dispatch (voice)
Jennifer Nangle … Lilith
Vernon Wells  … Phillip – Crossbreed; Death HouseCaesar and Otto’s Paranormal Halloween; Jurassic City; Someone’s Knocking at the Door
Noel Jason Scott … Detective Sessions
Mark Schaefer … Lead CSI Davis
Noël VanBrocklin … Lilith
Colton Wheeler … Darren
Emily Coupe … Madison
Anthony Werley … Bryan
Adam Schaudenecker … Eric
Pat Trimmer … Demon Lilith
Kathleen W. Hwang … CSI Photographer (as Kate Hwang)
Johnny Sycamore … Wheeler’s Body Double
Devanny Pinn … Lilith – Crossbreed; Party Bus to Hell; Satanic; Dwelling; Dead Sea; Truth or Dare; House of Manson
Frank Tryon … Frank
Kimberly Roswell … Melissa
Ashley Vetere … Victim Lori
Bianca Mohan … Victim Mari
Nikki Hicks … Demon Lilith

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