Sorry about the demon

Sorry about the demon
Original title:Sorry about the demon
Director:Emily Hagins
Running time:105 minutes
Release date:Not communicated
After being dumped by his girlfriend Amy, heartbroken Will is offered a huge house at a very low rent. But what's the catch? The restless spirit that haunts the place needs a human sacrifice and the former owners must find one or their young daughter is doomed.

Mulder's Review

This year again the londonion Frightfest festival will have allowed us to discover many independent films like Sorry about the demon a horrific fantasy comedy. Directed and written by Emily Hagins Sorry about the demon won't revolutionize the genre but it's an endearing film full of ideas that mixes possession, social satire and devilish family comedy.

From the opening scene the emphasis is on the comic and horrific side and we discover an American family whose daughter has been possessed by a demon named Deomonous. This one has no other solution than to sign a pact with this demon to save their daughter.  Their proposal is to give another body to host this demon and to do so they will offer to rent their house to the next host of this demonic creature. Their attention is drawn to Will (Jon Michael Simpson) who has just broken up with his girlfriend and is a customer service agent for a toothpaste company. Backed by Patrick (Jeff McQuitty) and Aimee (Olivia Ducayen), Will tries to fight Deomonous' dark designs. Unfortunately, things don't go according to plan for him.

Director and writer Emily Hagins is not a first time filmmaker and has made her career in low budget American independent productions. Her new film leans more towards a comedy with horrific elements than a violent, horrific film. The result is a simple film that is enjoyable to watch, if not quite successful.

Sorry about the demon
Written and directed by Emily Hagins
Produced by Nicole Beaudoin, Alex Euting, Emily Gotto, Ben Hanks, Pasha Patriki
Starring Jon Michael Simpson, Jeff McQuitty, Olivia Ducayen, Paige Evans, Dave Peniuk, Sarah Cleveland, Presley Allard, Jude Zappala, Tony Vespe, Kristen MacCulloch, Scout Flint
Music by Jeremy William Smith
Cinematography : Eric Oh
Edited by Mikaela Bodin
Distributed by Shudder (United States)
Running time : 105 minutes

Seen on august 30th 2022 (press screener) 

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