THE EVIL DOWN THE STREET (2019) Reviews and overview

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The Evil Down the Street is a 2019 American supernatural horror film directed by David J. Espinosa (The Crumbs) from a screenplay co-written with Craig Ahrens.

The CRA Entertainment production stars Kelton Jones, Alena Gerard, Tara Milante, Sophia Sparks, David J. Espinosa and Craig Ahrens.

“There really isn’t much to this one beyond the slickness of the production and some minor elements that emerge from its build-up as this one has a ton of other issues that hold it back. Really only go for this one if you’re a forgiving, low-budget indie enthusiast or a fan of slow-burn possession stories…” 0.5/5 Don’s World of Horror and Exploitation

“We have some good performances and some well-built tension with even the odd jump scare that could be called effective. It’s not a badly made film by any stretch. However, as much as you might try to enjoy these elements, the lacklustre story and predictable events just drag it down.” Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life

The Evil Down the Street is horror-light. There’s nothing wrong with that; horror, after all, comes in all shapes, sizes, and flavors. There’s still more than enough to keep you invested throughout the 97-minute runtime once the first third gives way to the more evenly paced and less rushed middle third and the strong (and surprisingly positive) finish.” Get on My Damn Level!!

“The Evil Down the Street has all the key components to be something bigger than it ended up being. If the horror volume was tuned up several notches, it could have easily been a subgenre sleeper hit. Instead, it ended up being a well-polished, expertly filmed and performed piece of cinema that won’t keep the attention of its target audience.” Horror Society

” …there’s almost nothing good to be found in this disaster of a horror film. With a horrifically marred script performed by a lifeless cast, it seems this indie horror was dead on arrival. With this being writing/directing team Craig Ahrens and David J. Espinosa’s first full-length film, one can only hope the pair has used this unfortunate dud as an opportunity to learn and improve.” Vocal Media: Horror

Cast and characters:
Kelton Jones … Michael Ryan – Miranda Veil; Dry Blood
Alena Gerard … Katie Ryan – The Crumbs
Tara Milante … Kristen Ryan
Sophia Sparks … Maddy Ryan – Godzilla: King of the Monsters
David J. Espinosa … Father Bob
Craig Ahrens … Bill Lawford – A Place in Hell
Michael Hudson … Adam
Buzz Cuccia … Darren
Deborah Ramaglia … Penny Lawford
Alain Azoulay … Don Archer
Michelle Lisset … Nicole
Rikki McPike … Brittney
Albert Manfre … Al

Filming locations:
Banning, California

Technical details:
1 hour 37 minutes

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