DON’T LOOK AT THE DEMON (2022) Review of paranormal possession horror plus trailer and release news

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‘Inspired by a true banned ritual’
Don’t Look at the Demon is a 2022 horror film about a team of paranormal investigators probing disturbances at a house with a dark past.

Directed and co-produced by Brando Lee (Gangster Wars; Chow Kit) from a screenplay written by Alfie Palermo based on a storyline by Brando Lee. Also produced by Thomas E. Nicholson and Danny Saphire.

The Malaysian Barnstorm Entertainment-Brando Studios co-production stars Harris Dickinson (Where the Crawdads Sing, Triangle of Sadness, The King’s Man), Fiona Dourif (Tenet; Cult of Chucky; Arbor Demon; Fear Clinic; Curse of Chucky), Malin Crépin, Randy Wayne, Jordan Belfi, William Miller, Ashlyn Boots, Jessie Franks, Thao Nhu Phan and Konglar Kanchanahoti.

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Plot synopsis:
Led by a troubled medium, Jules, an American television crew of paranormal investigators go to the home of a couple who claim to have experienced inexplicable, threatening disturbances. Delving into the mystery, they encounter possessions and apparitions more terrifying than any they’d witnessed before – actual contact with the other side.

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As the cameras roll and bodies are possessed, they’re inevitably overwhelmed by this violent supernatural force. Their only hope? Jules. She refuses to face what really happened when her first supernatural encounter left her sister dead. But her dark past, if she can unlock it, could be their only hope of stopping the demon before it’s too late…

Reviews:
Don’t Look at the Demon is better produced and acted than your usual exorcism yarn. Fiona Dourif elevates the material to a new level and the rest of the cast are capable actors as well. Set in the same area as the excellent film, The Medium, released late last year, I think that film is much more effective in conveying the power of demons  […] It is a decent watch. Not over the top great, but better than most in this subgenre.” ML Miller

Release:
In the US and Canada, Don’t Look at the Demon will be released by Outsider Pictures on October 7, 2022.

Background:
Director and co-producer Brando Lee told Bloody Disgusting: “There is a yin and yang in all my pursuits. I believe the world should have the good and the bad, both angels and evil beings. In essence, it is all about maintaining the balance of the universe. Intrigued by experiences I have been through, I started exploring the “them” around us. I am thrilled to be able to bring my personal vision to the movie screen, with my first-hand experience showing a realistic twist to a typical possession story.”  Writes

Original title:
The Medium

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