DEMON: Movie Review

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Review: DEMON

By: Christy Oldham / 8. 23. 2016


A love story set from beyond the grave, the best thing about this film is the frolicking intoxicated guests at the Polish wedding. DEMON is loosely constructed around the iconic ancient figure from Jewish folklore named dybbuk. The films execution and visuals are fantastic but unfortunately, the narrative theme is predictable. The cliché of a bride digging up a grave with a shovel in her wedding dress, in the pouring rain, whilst her groom is possessed by a ghost, is a non original staple throughout the history of filmmaking.

DEMON is based on Polish writer Piotr Rowicki’s play Adherence and is the final directorial work by Marcin Wrona, who died just as DEMON was set to premiere in Poland.  Written by Pawel Maslona and Marcin Wrona, the lead actor Itay Tiran was believable as the doomed groom until he became “occupied” and his performance then lacked original thought. DEMON was an official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival and won Best Horror Feature in 2015 at the Austin Fantastic Fest. 

The Orchard is releasing DEMON on Friday, September 9, 2016 in New York and Los Angeles.


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About christy oldham
Christy Oldham is an acclaimed multi-hyphenate- a director, screenwriter, producer and actress. Her headlining credit includes the feature film "Barracuda" (Released in 2014 by Maverick Entertainment Group) which earned her critical filmmaker acclaim including 3 Best Picture awards at multiple U.S. film festivals. In 2012, she founded the film production company Demi Goddess Pictures and its subsidiary media arm Demi Goddess Chronicle- with both companies creating content that champions woman empowerment. She is also a published author and entrepreneur. In 2006, she opened the Los Angeles pet care business Healthy Dogs Pet Sitting Service- a company that provides a number of services to some of Hollywood’s biggest names. She penned and self-published the book "Christy Oldham’s Manual to a Happy & Healthy Dog" and donates on-going proceeds from book sales to various animal rights groups and charity’s. Additionally, she is the author of the fictional literary foray "Finley & The Emerald Volcano: The Search for the Missing Cauldron" (volume one in a series) that she also self-published and adapted into screenplay. "Finley" is currently in development as a movie. In 2016, she directed 3 episodes of "Vape Warz", a post-apocalyptic web series (season one) that she also wrote and produced, and that has guest appearances by pop icons Ron Jeremy and Jeff "The Dude" Dowd aka The Big Lebowski. "Vape Warz" made its premier debut in Cannes where it won an Honorable Mention at The Mediterranean Film Festival and is now streaming in Japan, Germany, UK and USA on AMAZON Video Direct with season two in development. Christy lives in Los Angeles.

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