- X 2019
Luis F. Montalvo, Rob Walker, Ruben Beauchamps (executive) for Ocean Productions
directed by Rob Walker
starring Jasmine Waltz, Michael Placencia, Bill Housekeeper, Joel D. Wynkoop, Michele L'Amourt, John A. Schakel jr, Bob Glazier, Leo Demski, Gianpero Fuentes, John Gabriel, Jil Meyers, Owen Robertson, Robin Ruhmke, Jeremiah Vaughn, Thomas Williamson
written by Bernie Felix jr, music by Alexander Tovar, special effects by Percy J. Best, Peter Graham, special makeup effects by Joan Atkins
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Nicole (Jasmine Waltz) is a top FBI agent, so when she's sent to some
backwoods marshlands to investigate a bunch of deadly animal attacks, she
knows there must be more to this. But first she has to cut through a lot
of red tape, most of it involving a chauvinist but incompetent backwoods
sheriff (Joel D. Wynkoop) - but when she finally starts to make sense of
it all, enter two gouvernment assigned scientists, Dr Madrid (Michele
L'Amourt) and Newhouse (Michael Placencia), who take over the
investigations ... not so much because they are more competent
investigators let alone animal trackers, but because the
"animal" who committed all these killings is actually a creature
created by (among others) the two of them for the gouvernment to be used
as an unstoppable killing machine. Now there's trouble for you, and it
gets worse that these gouvernment scientists refuse to let out all info
they have, and they want to capture the creature alive, because otherwise
it would push back their research by a good ten years.
Now trying to
catch a killing machine alive doesn't sound too good an idea from the
get-go, but still, the scientists, Nicole, the sheriff and his men, and
ranger Nathan (Bill Housekeeper) set out into the marshlands to try and
track the creature down anyhow. But the creature's not only deadly but
also cunning and thus knows how to cover its tracks - and before long, the
hunters become the hunted because the creature needs to feed ... and it
only lives on human blood. And yet, the biggest threat might not even be
the creature but the scientists, who not only deliberately expose the
others to threat after threat and drive them insane with their secrecy,
they also seem to have a pretty deadly agenda of their own ...
is most certainly not the most original film you've ever seen - matter of
fact, if you at all watch low budget science fiction/horror movies, you've
probably seen the same plot in a hundred different variations. But that
doesn't make Demon a bad film, as it gets the best out of its
story, relies on storytelling and suspense rather than relying on gore and
sudden shocks, does feature some plottwists that might not take the story
into an entirely new direction but are unusual still, does get the most
out of its locations, and Jasmine Waltz makes a good action heroine,
leading a strong and colourful cast.
Again, it's not exactly the
reinvention of genre cinema - but good genre entertainment still!