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.