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Awaken the Devil

USA 2014
produced by
Ryan Lieske, Warren Croyle (executive) for Rotomation Pictures, Sector 5 Films
directed by Daniel E. Falicki
starring Jason Roth, Matt Simpson Siegel, Leah Vukavich, Audria Larsen, Melissa Martin, Ryan Lieske, Rich Ranoble
story by Paul Hughes, screenplay by Ryan Lieske, Matt Simpson Siegel, music by Tom Ashton, digital effects by Steven Benson, special effects by Rotomation Works Dept. 4

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Tom (Matt Simpson Siegel) and his handicapped and mute brother Vern (Jason Roth) are two homeless beggars wandering the streets of the big city, and apparently they have done so for years ... but today, something is different, today Vern sees signs everywhere telling him "You've been chosen" - the exact meaning of which eludes him, but worries him still. Tom on the other hand doesn't seem to perceive any of these signs, but then again he's too busy setting up a fix for the night, something Vern doesn't approve of, but what can he do ...

Tom and Vern spend the night in an abandoned building that's (naturally) a mess, but no worse than all the other abandoned buildings they have slept in before - safe for the fact that when they wake up they find a murdered girl next to them, a girl who certainly wasn't there the night before. Plus they find out they have spent the night in the center of a pentagram, cleverly covered by newspapers ... and soon the doors to another world open on them, and the forces of that world show little mercy to our hapless heroes, as they need the two bums in their grander scheme of things ...


Awaken the Devil is certainly a very unusual film - but in a good way: It tells a totally weird to outlandish story in a very stringent manner, uses a myriad of digital effects even when it doesn't have to logically, just to create the right atmosphere, and even if some of the effects look less than convincing, they help to create a sense of estrangement. And add to this a couple of actors who play off each other very well and are more than capable to carry the movie, and a handful of surprises to keep everyone on the edge of their seats, and you've got yourself ... something very weird, but good at the same time.


review © by Mike Haberfelner


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