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.

The Orchard is releasing DEMON on Friday, September 9, 2016 in New York and Los Angeles.
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Christy was educated in Paris at École des hautes études commerciales de Paris (HEC Paris), an international business school in France and studied film and television at LACC (Los Angeles Community College). She is a business owner, published author and a critically acclaimed independent filmmaker. Her 20 year body of cinema work to date includes 2 feature films, 15 short films and one web series. She is a writer, producer, director, cinematographer, actress and editor. Her headlining film credit includes the vigilante 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 2017, she directed 3 episodes of the post-apocalyptic web series "Vape Warz", which she also wrote and produced. It premiered at the 2017 Mediterranean Film festival Cannes in the south of France and received an Honorable Mention for Best Web Series and is now streaming on Amazon. In 2019, she released her first foreign short film "Perdu à France" ("Lost In Provence")- also streaming on Amazon. She lives in Los Angeles.

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