DEMIGOD (2021) Preview of horned god horror

 

‘His time has come’

Demigod is a 2021 American horror film about a woman who travels to Germany to claim her inheritance only to discover a deadly family secret. The plot is apparently a “macabre riff on the Cernunnos myth.”

Directed by Miles Doleac (The Dinner Party; Hallowed GroundDemons) from a screenplay co-written with Michael Donovan Horn. Produced by James Victor Bulian, Miles Doleac, Lisa O’Mary and Lindsay Anne Williams.

The Historia Films production stars Rachel Nichols (Breach; P2; The Amityville Horror; The Woods), Jeremy London, Lindsay Anne Williams, Elena Sanchez, Yohance Myles and Miles Doleac himself.

Plot:

Upon learning that her huntsman grandfather has died and left her all his worldly possessions, Robin (Rachel Nichols) travels to the Black Forest in Germany with her husband (Yohance Myles). Upon arrival, a terrifying secret forces her to reckon with her family’s past and a mysterious ritual she thought was the stuff of fairy tales…

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Rachel Nicols – image via Bloody Disgusting

Release date:

Gravitas Ventures will release Demigod theatrically and On-Demand in the USA in late October.

Bloody Disgusting has quoted Tony Piantedosi, Vice President of Acquisitions at Gravitas Ventures, saying: “Miles has crafted a terrifying horror film with an atmospheric setting that is a natural fit for the Halloween crowd. We look forward to presenting it to North American audiences.”

Actress Rachel Nichols commented: “Demigod was my first ‘pandemic’ project. I was definitely apprehensive about returning to work, but I read the script and I was intrigued, so I decided that it was time to get back on set. I’ve never worked with a director who was also acting in the film, but I was amazed by how easily Miles handled wearing those two hats (and many other hats) throughout filming. It was very impressive and also showed me that I was in very good hands.”

Cast and characters:

Rachel Nichols … Robin
Jeremy London … Karl
Elena Sanchez … Latara
Sherri Eakin … Pregnant Woman
Miles Doleac … Arthur
Mike Mayhall … Rudy
Lindsay Anne Williams … Hettica
Yohance Myles … Leo
Sarah Fisher … Fell
Christian Stokes … Grimur
Manon Pages … Tabitha
Chukwuma Onwuchekwa … The Hunter
Rachel Ryals … Amalia
Tatiana Piper … Katya
Wesley O’Mary … Hunter 1

Fun facts:

Cernunnos (“Horned One”) is a powerful deity worshipped as the “lord of wild things” in ancient Celtic religion.

Initial source: Bloody Disgusting