‘Hell is just below the surface’
The Devil’s Well is a 2018 American paranormal horror film written and directed by Kurtis Spieler (Sheep Skin; New York Ninja).
The movie stars Bryan Manley Davis, Chris Viemeister and David Alexander.
Karla Marks mysteriously vanishes while conducting a paranormal investigation with her husband into the Devil’s Well, an underground location reported to be a gateway straight into Hell, and the site of the ongoing strange phenomenon.
A year after her disappearance, a group of investigators go back to uncover the truth about Karla and are faced with evil forces greater than they ever imagined…
” …the film took time to concoct a newscast clip, several sit-down interviews, and so on to lend a look and a hook to its take on well-trod tropes. The final product may ultimately land in the same dust bin of forgettable “found footage,” but The Devil’s Well can lay claim to being better produced than the average haunted building investigation indie.” Culture Crypt
“The Devil’s Well is an amateurish, borderline generic horror mockumentary. Nevertheless, it’s hugely enjoyable. Though it never quite reaches its true potential, its ability to create tension is incredible, and its characters are three-dimensional enough to warrant your attention.” Flickering Myth
“For the most part the interviews in the documentary part of this film come across as convincing which is rare in these types of movies, this helps give the storyline a realism […] It does seem a little rushed towards the end but it manages to keep the allure of the well. Found footage movies are a dime a dozen nowadays but this is by far one of the better ones…” Horror Screams Video Vault
“Spieler gets excellent performances from a fairly large cast. His interviews mostly come off realistic. The final act and allure of the well itself could have been amplified but for the concept and filming style, I think Spieler mostly got about the best movie he could get out of it.” Without Your Head
” …an always interesting, if routinely structured, faux-documentary style horror picture […] Spieler crafts both relatable and believable characterizations, same said dialogue, situations and scares into a deft dose of low-budget chills. Recommended!” A Word of Dreams
In the US, The Devil’s Well was released on DVD and VOD by Wild Eye Releasing on January 23, 2018.
Main cast and characters:
Bryan Manley Davis … Bryan Marks – The Devil’s Tree; Sheep Skin; Paranormal Proof
Chris Viemeister … Lucas Baker
David Alexander … Kris Manners
Kristen Seavey … Riley Harper
Jon Gregory … Dennis Howard
Lauren Sowa … Lynn Baker
Kurtis Spieler … Kurt Schafer
Anne-Marie Mueschke … Karla Marks
Anne-Marie Mueschke … John Livingston / Father
Lisa Meckes … Nancy Livingston / Mother
The original title was The Unexplained Disappearance of Karla Marks
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