David S. Sterling, Kelly Erin Decker, Brian Perera (executive) for Cleopatra Films
directed by Jared Cohn
starring Madi Vodane, Linda Bella, Zack Kozlow, Kelly Erin Decker, Michael Madsen, Brenna Tucker, Desanka Julia Ilic, Ciara Muller, Jordan Matayoshi, Stephanie Strehlow, Molly Nolan, Chloe Wick, Sharifa Oliver, Dave Huber, Andy Rappos, Shawn C. Phillips, Michael Blaine, Gabriel Carli-Jones, Gabrielle Avery, Angie Stevenson, Mark Douglas, Alphonse John Teems III, with live musical performances by Luna 13, Onyx
written by Jared Cohn, special effects and creature design by Vincent J. Guastini
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Lisa (Madi Vodane) and Rhonda (Brenna Tucker) have been best friends
since grammar school, but now that they're in their later teens, Lisa
develops some rather sexual feelings for Rhonda, and when she tries to
make out with her, Rhonda just dashes off and ... the next day the whole
school knows about it, and Lisa ends up on the bullied side of things. She
soon develops a inferiority complex, which eventually leads to bulimia ...
which leads to more problems when another "best friend" of hers
(Zack Kozlow) instally cameras in her bedroom and bathroom to film her not
only eating and forcing herself to throw up but also masturbating. And
when the video's on the internet the next day, Lisa of course ends up the
laughing stock of the whole school. This leads to Lisa having more
suicidal thoughts than ever, and has her parents (Michael Madsen, Kelly
Erin Decker) mighty worried, so they want to send her away for treatment
... and then, when she's at her lowest, Lisa meets Destiny (Linda Bella)
over social media, who makes her sweet compliments, promises her to take
care of everything for her, invites her over to her place, has beautiful
sex with her ... and reveals herself to be the Devil. Thing is, what she
promises Lisa doesn't sound at all bad, she promises both fame and having
her revenge on those who have bullied her - which in her situation is all
Lisa wants. What Destiny fails to mention is that the revenge part of
things has to do with all of her opponents being killed quite violently
and gorily. Or worse, driven to suicide the same way Lisa has almost been
drive to suicide. At first, Lisa even likes the game, even if it makes her
slightly sick - but when she sees Rhonda being run over by a truck before
her very eyes and knows she could have prevented it even, her attitude
change. But she's already in too deep by then ...
Now one thing
up front, yes, Devil's Domain is to an extent reminiscent of the
80s cult classic Heathers, what with the film's basic theme (high
school bullies get their come-uppance, indirectly by the hands of the girl
they bullied) and it's darkly ironic approach. And while Devil's Domain
might be no equal to the earlier movie, it still has a lot going
for it taken by its own terms, like a fun story build-up, a likeable lead
and relateable supporting characters (including Michael Madsen playing an
un-psycho, regular dad for a change), fun situations, plenty of
old-fashioned gruesomeness, and a fun twist ending.
In all, deliciously
macabre fun, really!