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Here comes the Devil - DVD

Here comes the Devil - DVD

Mexiko 2013 - mit Francisco Barreiro, Laura Caro, Alan Martinez, Michele Garcia, David Arturo Cabezud ...


Originaltitel:Ahi va el diablo
Genre:Horror, Mystery, Drama
Regie:Adrián García Bogliano
Produktionsland:Mexiko 2013
Laufzeit:Ca. 97 min.
FSK:18 years and older
Anzahl der Disc:1
Sprachen:German, Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Bildformat:16:9 (2.35:1)
Extras:Making of, Trailer
Label:Neue Pierrot le Fou GmbH
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Contents: It should be just a relaxed family trip to a cave system near Tijuana. But for Felix (Francisco Barreiro) and his wife Sol (Laura Caro) the trip becomes a real horror, when their two children Sara (Michele Garcia) and Adolfo (Alan Martinez) disappear without a trace, while their parents indulge their lust in the car. One night full of fear is followed the next day by relief, when the children reappear apparently completely unharmed. But Sol in particular notices that the behaviour of the two has changed. There is a suspicion that something terrible has happened to the children in the caves that has literally traumatised them. When Felix and Sol learn something that corroborates this suspicion, they make a decision that will change their lives forever. But was their suspicion really justified or does the truth perhaps look quite different?

Only with its opening sequence "Here comes the Devil" makes it clear that you're not dealing with a conventional horror movie here. Director Adrián García Bogliano quickly builds up an erotically charged, subliminal threatening atmosphere that is difficult to escape. At first glance, you might ask yourself what this opening scene has to do with the actual story, and not just with it. But even if the staging is a bit bulky in such moments, it doesn't have a further negative effect on the overall impression. This is absolutely positive, especially because of some very effective shock moments and the oppressive finale.

However, you have to get involved in the overall quite calm narrative style and the somewhat cryptic plot construct. Here, the viewer doesn't get chewed out in detail and everything is explained in a way that everyone really understands. Rather, the director plays with symbolisms, limits himself to allusions and deliberately leaves some questions open. If you are used to very straight-lined, clear narrative patterns, this can be a bit frustrating in the end. But those who also in the horror genre like to look in the direction of arthouse food and don't shy away from having their intellect switched on here and there will be able to see what's really behind the disturbingly bulky facade of the movie.

That's not to say that "Here comes the Devil" is a completely brain-teasing art cinema. Some pictures speak too clearly for that. But even though he uses some conventional means, Adrián García Bogliano often enough leaves the usual genre paths to make his movie something very special. That may not be really suitable for the masses, but if you don't only like it scary, but also unusual, you shouldn't miss this well done contribution of the young Mexican horror movie. Worth seeing!

Picture + sound: As only a data-reduced press sample was available for the test, no evaluation of the picture and sound quality can be given at this point.

Extras: Also the bonus material could not be viewed on the press DVD. Announced are a detailed Making of, as well as the trailer for the film.

Fazit: "Here comes the Devil" is a bloody mystery thriller beyond the mainstream. The oppressive atmosphere and the many small, but absolutely effective shock effects make the movie, despite some somewhat bulkier, tenacious moments, a thrilling and gripping genre contribution, that lovers of more sophisticated creepy food shouldn't miss. Recommended

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