Here Comes The Devil (2012) | This low budget Mexican horror gets under your skin

Here Comes the Devil dvd cover

SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES
After getting lost overnight in some caves in Tijuana, Sara (Michele Garcia) and her brother Adolfo (Alan Martinez) are returned to their parents, Felix (Francisco Barreiro) and Sol (Laura Caro), who suspect something dreadful has happened to them. At first, they believe the children have been sexually abused, but then a more terrifying explanation presents itself…

Here Comes The Devil

THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE
How would you react if your children were sexually abused? Well that’s the starting point for this psychological horror as Sol and Felix become convinced that a vagrant has interfered with their children. But after tracking him down and killing him, the couple’s troubles really begin when Sara and Adolfo start having fits and Sol witnesses her son levitating. When the children’s nanny recounts a nightmare in which she saw the devil and the children crying out, Sol returns to the cave that locals believe is haunted by evil spirits and uncovers the awful truth…

Despite its low budget, this Mexican horror from Argentinian director Adrían García Bogliano (The ABCs of Death) relies on minimal characters, a brooding acoustic score and some inventive camerawork to slowly unwind its creepy tale. It’s an atmospheric piece that gets under your skin in much the same way as the psychological chillers of yesteryear, like Peter Weir’s The Last Wave or Narciso Ibáñez Serrador‘s Who Can Kill a Child? My only criticism is the lesbian sex scene opening, which is wholly gratuitous, and the serial killer sub story, which goes nowhere.

THE VERDICT
A might see.

Out now on DVD in the UK from Metrodome

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About Peter Fuller

Peter Fuller is an award-winning print, radio and television journalist and producer, with over 30 years experience covering film and television, with a special interest in world cinema and popular culture. He is a leading expert on the life and career of Vincent Price and actively promotes the actor's legacy through publications, websites and special events.

Posted on September 19, 2013, in Horror, Might See and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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