Here Comes The Devil (2013): A Macabre Review.

Here Comes The Devil Poster

Well, after a brief hiatus it’s time once again to dive into some horror.  Today it’s Here Comes The Devil, directed by Adrian Garcia Bogliano and filmed in Mexico.  It’s set to be released in theater and On Demand/iTunes December 13th, but is it worth your time and money?  Let’s find out.

During a family outing, parents Felix and Sol allow their kids Adolfo and Sara to go exploring in the nearby hills.  Felix and Sol fall asleep in their car after sexing each other up, and upon waking much later discover that the kids have gone missing.  A search party attempts to locate the kids, and by next morning the kids have been found.

Here Comes the Devil

Nothing good EVER comes of going into caves with these kinds of movies.

The trouble is, something is different about Adolfo and Sara.  They are much too quiet and withdrawn, and it’s apparent that some sort of trauma had occurred.  Felix and Sol eventually believe that a creepy delivery guy named Lucio who was in the area on the day of the disappearance may have something to do with it, and they investigate.  But is he truly the cause, or is there something in the caves in the hills which did something to the children?

I have mixed feelings about Here Comes The Devil.  The acting was pretty decent all-around, the soundtrack was mostly fitting to the scenes they were injected into, and while there wasn’t a whole lot in the way of gore and violence, what you did see was very effective and downright brutal.

Here Comes The Devil

“As you can tell, I’m clearly indifferent to the conversation going on in the kitchen.”

The biggest issue I had was with how there wasn’t a lot of focus on the kids.  A good chunk of the movie involved the parents investigating this potential child abuser, conversations with a police officer, and cramming in lots of nudity and sexual situations.  That last example doesn’t exactly sit too well with me given that two children are supposed to be at the center of the story.  By the time we get to the root of the real issue, there’s only about a half hour left.  I felt that the real cause of what happened to the children should have had more screen time.  Instead, it didn’t feel like the movie got into it enough, and I was left wanting more.

All I can say is, watch it for yourself and see.  Maybe you’ll get something out of it that I couldn’t.  As I mentioned, it has its good points, but the story could have been developed a little better.  That’s all for me.  Rest in peace.

Macabre Rating: 2.5 out of 5 tombstones

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