‘Fear the Ripper’
The Devil Came Home is a 2021 British horror film about an ex-soldier with PTSD who seems to have become possessed by a demon.
Written, produced and directed by George McCluskey (shorts: Phenomenon; Teddy Scare), the Bazooka Bunny-Moving Picture Films production stars Greg Hobbs, Jade Callender, Diane Ellis and Nick Sheard.
Tim (Greg Hobbs) and Elaine (Diane Ellis), a married couple, have moved into a cottage in the countryside along with Elaine’s daughter, Mindy (Jade Callender), in the forlorn hope that things will improve for them. Tim has PTSD from twenty-two years in the army, Mindy is a problematic teenager who does not get along with her stepfather.
Elaine calls her friend and psychiatrist, Peter Richards (George McCluskey), for help, but when a series of bizarre and intimidating events happening to each of the occupants in the house, and with Tim now claiming to be someone else, Elaine feels her only hope is Jonathan Walker (Nick Sheard), a priest and close family friend.
With Tim’s health fading, the family on the verge of collapse and Richards still believing the issue is with Tim’s mind, Walker sets about going to war with the demon that has possessed Tim.
Cast and characters:
Greg Hobbs … Tim Baxter
Jade Callender … Mindy Baxter
Diane Ellis … Elaine Baxter
Nick Sheard … Jonathan Walker
Ian Brooker … Priest
Suzanna Rickman … Bernadette
Jen Franey … Jonathan’s Mother
Warren Hicks … Alfie
Daniel Brooks … Albert Hemmings
Jayne Machin … Richards P.A.
George McCluskey … Peter Richards