THE DEVIL BELOW (2021) Reviews of creature feature


The Devil Below is a 2021 American horror film about amateur explorers that visit an abandoned town and find more than they bargained for.

Directed by Bradley Parker (Chernobyl Diaries) from a screenplay co-written by Stefan Jaworski and Eric Scherbarth, the 1inMM Productions movie stars Adan Canto (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Will Patton (Boarding School; Halloween 2018, Swamp Thing series), Alicia Sanz (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series) and Jonathan Sadowski (Chernobyl Diaries).


A group of four amateur adventurers who specialize in exploring remote and forsaken places pay a visit to Shookum Hills, a town in the remote Appalachian Mountains, which was abandoned decades ago due to a mysterious coal mine fire…

Release date:

The Devil Below will be released by Vertical Entertainment on March 5, 2021.

Reviews [click links to read more]:

“If I were to complain about anything with this film it would be that it did take a while to get to the action. Luckily, the actors were able to keep my attention while they set up the story. The Devil Below has several interesting ideas but doesn’t quite capitalize on all of them. It’s still a fun watch, though, and one that I would recommend.” Bulletproof Action

“The actors are also doing their best with the script they were given […] This, unfortunately, isn’t enough to make up for the predictability and lack of fright. The Devil Below is not particularly tense, jumpy, gory, or frightening. As a horror film, it disappoints.” Flickering Myth

Cast and characters (confirmed):

Adan Canto
Will Patton
Jonathan Sadowski … Actor
Nathan Phillips … Cain
Alicia Sanz
William Mark McCullough
Chinaza Uche … Shawn
Kevin Wayne … Mountain Man
Jesse LaTourette … Shelby
Zach Avery
Alpha Trivette … Ellroy
Lea Hutton Beasmore … Militia
Lewis Wright … Coal Miner
Ana Iglesias
Lare Roberts … Militia/husband
Michelle Dobrozsi … Militia
Damon Sudduth … Shadow Creature
Keith Cox … Militia
Apollo Bacala … Shadow Creature
Robert Calissi … Coal Miner
Dustin McClure … Militia

Filming locations:

Louisville and Mt Vernon, Kentucky

Working title:

Shookum Hills

Official trailer: