Felix and Sol, a happily married couple, are out visiting the countryside with their two children, a preteen son and teenage daughter. When the two children go missing overnight on a desolate moutainside, Felx and Sol are left in an absolute panic. Luckily, the two children turn up the next day but they seem different, exhibiting strange and ominous behavior that lacks any reasonable explanation. Thinking rationally, given the situation, Felx and Sol suspect that their children were sexually assaulted but as these strange occurances become even more impossible to explain, they begin to realize something supernatural is involved. Adrian Garcia Bogliano's Here Comes The Devil is an above-average supernatural horror film that borrows heavily from genre fare of the 1970s. Compared to most of the horror films coming out these days Here Comes The Devil is a refreshing throwback, with an atmospheric tone and scares that don't rely solely on jump tactics. Very stylistic, the film implores whip-pans, quick-zooms, depth-filling compositions, to create a film very reminiscent of 70's horror. While the film is technically strong and great compared to most horror films of today, Here Comes The Devil lacks a real presence, almost feeling like a hodgepodge of creepy encounters instead of a cohesive story with thematic intentions. The plot itself works well enough but Here Comes the Devil never seems to have much to say, satisfied with blending tropes of arthouse and horror filmmaking together, but it has done better elsewhere.
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