FACE OF THE DEVIL (2014) Reviews of Peruvian horror and US release news

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‘Evil lies within’

Face of the Devil is a 2014 Peruvian horror film about seven friends on a jungle vacation who are terrorised by an ancient spirit.

Directed by Frank Pérez-Garland from a screenplay written by Vanessa Saba. The latter co-stars in the La Soga Producciones-Star Films co-production alongside Vania Accinelli, Sergio Gjurinovic, Alexa Centurio, Maria Fernanda Valera, Nicolás Galindo and Carla Arriola.

New release:

Danse Macabre will release Face of the Devil in the USA on DVD and digital platforms from June 8th 2021.


Seven city friends travel to the Peruvian Amazon where they encounter the Tunche, a primaeval spirit whose shrill whistle is an omen of impending death. But as they try to escape the Tunche they come to realise that the demon is already amongst them.


“I found the pacing to be solid, and the clues and scares offered up by director Frank Perez-Garland and writer Vanessa Saba (who performs acting duty in the film as well) make for an engaging and suspenseful narrative. Another big plus here are the actors on hand… rather than being the usual obnoxious fools, are instead incredibly personable and likable…” Horror Fuel

” …each of the characters in this film is unique in their own way, and the group avoids falling into the trap of obvious stereotyping quite nicely. The result is that Face of the Devil is a very watchable film. It does feel like a story to be told around a campfire at night in the middle of a remote jungle (although I wouldn’t advise it) and it can definitely send a few good shivers down your spine.” Nerdly

” …if I was to be completely honest, I found it to be quite tame. However, I did find myself engaged and at the right times caught up in the moment. It wasn’t graphic nor was it gory. But the horror was drawn from the idea that if this is based on real-life events…” Scream magazine


Cast and characters:

Vania Accinelli … Lucero
Sergio Gjurinovic … Gabriel
Vanessa Saba … Mamá
Alexa Centurion … Camila
Maria Fernanda Valera … Fabiola
Nicolás Galindo … Mateo
Carla Arriola … Paola
Guillermo Castañeda … Pablo
Javier Valdez … Papá
Ismael Contreras … Encargado

Original title:

La Cara del Diablo


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