Demon (2016)

Newly arrived from England to marry his fiancee Zaneta (Agnieszka Zulewska, Chemo), Peter (Israeli actor Itay Tiran, Lebanon) has been given a gift of her family's ramshackle country house in rural Poland. It's a total fixer-upper,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 9, 2016
DVD Release Date: August 29, 2017
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Ambitious and beautifully shot, Demon delivers a gripping -- and sadly final -- testament to the singular talent possessed by director/co-writer Marcin Wrona.

Scott Marks
San Diego Reader

Though it's based on Piotr Rowicki's play Clinging, director Marcin Wrona's spirited staging keeps it from ever dissolving into canned theater.

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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

A chilling, eerie cautionary tale about the ghosts that continue to haunt Poland long after the war.

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Lisa Jensen
Good Times Santa Cruz

[Marcin] Wrona creates an increasingly eerie atmosphere, and a sense of menace so profound, it keeps us engrossed right up to the last frame.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

"Demon" is a testament to a still-budding talent, and it would have been fascinating to see where he went next.

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Alan Zilberman
Washington Post

Wrona jumbles several genres together, including dark comedy, to illuminate larger, more ambitious themes.

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Diane Carson
KDHX (St. Louis)

. . .Demon shares another common horror film problem -- it doesn't satisfactorily resolve the chaos it has indulged.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Entertaining and deeply screwed up with historic horrors, this is an all-too-human ghost story that wears several bleeding hearts on its sleeve.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Tonally the film recalls Andrzej Żuławski's shrieking psychodrama Possession, though the key to that movie was its inexplicability and Wrona's movie, with its conventional horror backstory, is much less perplexing.

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Mary Angela Rowe
Seventh Row

Demon skips from climax to credits without much in the way of denouement. It feels abrupt, like treading on a step that isn't there.

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