‘Demonic’ First Look And 8mm Footage From Neill Blomkamp’s Upcoming Horror-Thriller

We’ve seen that the pandemic really got the creative juices flowing for a lot of filmmakers, who used quarantine to make smaller, more targeted genre flicks. Neill Blomkamp, who hadn’t made a film since Chappie in 2015, also got motivated and shot horror film Demonic, a supernatural horror that also deals with strained family dynamics.

Shot in Canada during the heart of the pandemic last year, Demonic stars Carly Pope, Chris William Martin, and Michael Rogers. The story follows “a young woman unleashes terrifying demons when supernatural forces at the root of a decades-old rift between mother and daughter are ruthlessly revealed”.

Blomkamp not only directed but wrote the script. The film was shown at the Berlin Film Festival but kept from the public, so these images and behind-the-scenes 8mm teaser really are some of the first we’re seeing from it.

IFC Midnight jumped all over this one and will release Demonic in theaters and VOD on August 20th.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.