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With Halloween just around the corner, it's the perfect time to start diving into frightening films and terrifying trailers. So check out the red band trailer Bloody Disgusting has unearthed for the heralded horror-thriller out of Mexico Here Comes of the Devil.
It story centers on a family of four whose world is rattled when their two children go missing among some cave-riddled hills near Tijuana. Their parents are initially elated when the son and daughter return, even though the tweens offer no explanation of where they've been or what happened to them there. But their mother's relief soon turns to fear as her children begin behaving strangely. After uncovering a disturbing local legend, she and her husband begin to suspect that their beloved brood has fallen prey to something less than human. And now evil has moved into their home.
This is the latest release from Spanish filmmaker Adrián García Bogliano, who has proven prolific in the horror genre, writing and directing features like Rooms for Tourists, Scream the Night, and The Accursed. While he isn't terribly well known in the US just yet, he did have a segment in the 2012 horror anthology The ABCs of Death, to which he contributed "B is for Bigfoot." Thanks to Here Comes the Devil he has a growing festival rep, having debuted the film at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, and then moving on to Fantastic Fest, where it drew much praise from genre critics who called it "magnificently creepy," "interesting, frightening, and thoroughly alive," as well as “An exercise in escalating dread that continuously defies the seasoned horror fan's expectations.”
The good news for those horror fans who missed it at Fantastic Fest is that Here Comes the Devil has finally landed US distribution through Magnolia Pictures. This seems a smart acquisition on Magnolia's part on two fronts. The first is obviously the wild praise the thriller has already earned, which should do well to entice horror movie lovers. The second is snatching up a Spanish-language horror feature, as this should play well among the Hispanic demographic that has proved a major force at the box office of late, spurring Paranormal Activity director's to create a special spin-off of their high grossing franchise targeted at this audience. It's called Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, and you see its trailer below.
Here Comes the Devil will be available on iTunes/On Demand and in theaters on December 13th.