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Demonic (2015)

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A police officer and a psychologist investigate the deaths of five people who were killed while trying to summon ghosts.

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Sara Mathews
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Martha Livingston
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In Louisianna,Detective Mark Lewis is summoned to attend a call from the notorious Livingston House and he finds three bodies and one survivor, John, who is in shock. He calls for backup and also the police psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Klein to interrogate John. They learn that the team of ghost-busters Bryan, John's pregnant girlfriend Michelle, Jules, Donnie and Sam decided to perform a séance in the house, where the owner Marta Livingstone had committed a violent slaughter, to summon their spirits. The séance went wrong and released evil spirits that killed Jules, Donnie and Sam; however Michelle and Bryan are missing. While Elizabeth interrogates John, Mark and the technical team tries to retrieve the hard disks with the footages from the house to find where the other two survivors may be, Detective Lewis discloses a dark supernatural secret about John. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for some violence/terror and brief language | See all certifications »

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12 February 2015 (Brazil)  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Donnie: I want to put a baby in you.
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It's alright
12 December 2015 | by (US) – See all my reviews

A cop is called to investigate something in a house. He finds a bunch of dead people. Another guy, John, isn't dead but wakes up. But he can't remember anything so the cop calls his psychologist girlfriend to get some answers from John and little by little we find out what happened.

John used to have visions and his friends and girlfriend were some psychic team that investigated the paranormal. So they agreed to investigate his visions in the house were they take place. Turns out this house was the site of murders in the 80s when a woman went bonkers and killed everyone but one girl. That girl turned out to be John's mother.

So the team made up of the 4 guys and 2 girls went to investigate the house. It immediately turns dark as always and of course there are no lights in the old house. They put camera everywhere so we get plenty of lame nightvision. Soon enough stuff started happening. They find a seal scratched onto the floor and now things really get crazy. We witness all this as John recounts events of the night while the cop little by little recovers footage from the cameras and screams orders into a walkie talkie. Since they only find 3 bodies, we know that 2 are missing--John's girlfriend and the leader of the group, some really obnoxious guy who is believed to be the killer of them all. So we see 3 different angles unfold--the kids in the house in the past, the cop looking for the 2 missing kids, and John revealing things to the psychologist.

By the way things are directed you can tell which way the story is going to go. Eventually the one missing guy is found and he's bad news. But at that moment also other things are revealed, which don't come as a surprise. We also learn what is going on with the paranormal stuff. But the the end comes out of nowhere and leaves you a bit dissatisfied and with more questions than answers. As with most movies these days, you're given no reason to care about any of the characters. Grillo and Bello do a good job, but as the movie goes back and forth there's not much of a main character to root for.

They had good material to work with but could have done a better job.


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