DEVIL’S NIGHT: DAWN OF THE NAIN ROUGE (2020) Reviews and overview


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.




“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

Technical details:

96 minutes

Fun Facts:

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.

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