If there’s a rule when it comes to horror movies about demonic possession, curses, whatever, it’s that simply moving away is never an option. They’ll just follow you, or like in the case of Haunted Mansion, find some other trickery to lure you back. Well, that’s sort of the premise behind Demián Rugna’s new horror, When Evil Lurks, which made a splash recently at TIFF.
Starring Ezequiel Rodríguez and Demián Salomón, the story centers on brothers who accidentally unleash an epidemic of demonic possessions when they improperly try to exorcise a demon infection from their land, and then unsuccessfully attempt an escape.
I’m a huge fan of this core premise because it’s something different from the well-worn possession subgenre of horror.
IFC Films will release When Evil Lurks into theaters on October 6th, followed by Shudder on October 27th.
SYNOPSIS: The residents of a small rural town discover that a demon is about to be born among them. They desperately try to escape before the evil is born, but it may be too late.