- 1 hr 46 min
Demons is a horror-thriller film released in 2017, directed by Miles Doleac and starring John Schneider, Andrew Divoff, and Steven Brand. The movie centers around a small town in Mississippi that is plagued by a series of brutal murders, which seem to be connected to a sinister supernatural force. Schneider plays Father Francis Campbell, a local priest who becomes involved in the investigation of the murders, along with Sheriff Kevin Reddle (Brand) and journalist Reuben Mulgrew (Doleac). The murders are particularly gruesome, with the victims seemingly torn apart by some kind of animal or demon. As the body count rises, the townspeople become increasingly afraid, and rumors begin to circulate that a demon is responsible for the killings.
The plot of Demons is divided into two interweaving storylines. The first follows the investigation of the murders, as the three main characters try to uncover the truth behind the killings. The second tells the story of a man named Jacob (Divoff), who is possessed by a demon and seeks to spread chaos and destruction wherever he goes.
As the two storylines converge, it becomes clear that Jacob is indeed the source of the murders, and that he has been targeting specific people in the town for a reason. It is up to Father Campbell, Sheriff Reddle, and Reuben Mulgrew to stop Jacob before he can carry out his plan to unleash a legion of demons upon the Earth.
One of the strengths of Demons is its strong cast of actors. Schneider is particularly effective as Father Campbell, bringing a sense of gravitas and moral authority to his role as the priest trying to save his community from demonic destruction. Brand is also excellent as the tough, no-nonsense sheriff, while Doleac provides a welcome dose of comic relief as the quirky journalist.
Another strength of the movie is its well-crafted atmosphere of dread and suspense. Director Miles Doleac does a great job of building tension throughout the film, using a combination of eerie music, dark lighting, and sudden jump scares to keep the audience on edge. The scenes of violence and gore are also effective without being overly gratuitous, striking a balance between shock value and storytelling.
Overall, while Demons may not be breaking any new ground in the horror genre, it is a well-crafted and satisfyingly scary movie that should please fans of supernatural horror. With strong performances, clever plotting, and effective scares, it succeeds in delivering on its promise to be a creepy, thrilling ride.
Demons is a 2017 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 46 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.7.