Devil’s Night: Dawn of the Nain Rouge is a 2020 American horror feature film about a female vet with PTSD who is assigned to a case that seems supernatural.
A series of cases surrounded by urban mythology reveals that the chaos of the supernatural takes over her small town and the legend of the Nain Rouge creature arrives.
Co-produced, directed by and co-starring Sam Logan Khaleghi from a screenplay written by Aaron Russman, based on Khaleghi’s story, the Kyyba Films production also stars Jesi Jensen, Nathan Mathers and Jerry Narsh.
Reviews [click links to read more]:
“Almost entirely shot among crumbling ruins and broken pavements, the setting seemed downright post-apocalyptic. It also felt like a possible pilot for a TV series. Billie Jean is completely credulous and uncritical, jumping to the supernatural conclusion with almost no resistance […] Despite a couple of high moments, this is a turkey.” Horror Buzz
“Devil’s Night: Dawn of the Nain Rouge walks a fine line between horror and police drama, often flitting back and forth between the genres as the story develops – before ultimately settling on the horror elements as the final third unfolds […] Thankfully, whilst the film flips and flops between genre tropes it has a core cast that holds all the elements together, none more so than Jesi Jensen, playing army vet turned cop Billie, whose performance is – beyond anything else in the movie – a true highlight.” Nerdly
“Somewhere around the hour mark Devil’s Night: Dawn of the Nain Rouge remembers it’s also a horror film and brings the title demon back. It doesn’t really help. It’s so poorly done it’s more laughable than scary. And having it wear a hoodie doesn’t help […] Failing as a horror film as well as a police film, Devil’s Night: Dawn of the Nain Rouge doesn’t have much to offer anyone.” Voices from the Balcony
Devil’s Night: Dawn of the Nain Rouge is now available on streaming platforms such as Amazon Prime.
Cast and characters:
- Jesi Jensen … Billie Jean Finnick
- Nathan Mathers … Detective Liam O’Connor
- Sam Logan Khaleghi … Marcellus / Marcel
- Jerry Narsh … Chief Romano
- Swifty McVay … Mayor Flynn of Detroit
- Grover McCants … Nightingale
- Napolean … Museum Curator / Dr Sudhir
- John C. Forman … Pastor Wilhem
- Andrew Dawe-Collins … Cal
- Ammar Nemo … Detective Sammie Alayoubi
- Amy Andrews … Mayor Marion Devaux
- Jay Towers … DJ Towers
- Keyna Reynolds … Brie
- Shelby Bradley … Wendy Winston
- Gabrielle Wild … Candy
The Nain Rouge (“Red Devil” or “Red Dwarf, in French) is a Detroit based urban legend dating back to the days of one of the city’s founders, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, and a sighting of the Nain is said to predict misfortune.