Sometimes I watch a cult classic, and even though it looks dated I can still tell why it's a cult classic. This is NOT one of those times. Really expected better from Wes Craven, though I guess this is one of his first films.
A very smart film that requires at least some knowledge of Polish WWII history and the ties it has to modern day Poland. A lot of people were thrown off by the ambiguous ending, but once the allegory is clear the ending becomes much less ambiguous. On the surface, Demon is a slow-burn, beautifully-shot, atmospheric and creepy possession film, but really it's so much more than that!
I don't think I've ever been this consistently stressed during a film, beginning to end. All tension, no bullshit. Also, everything else: just wow. I'll attempt filming a review tomorrow, which will probably just be me gushing semi-coherently for 5 minutes.
"I don't make love. I fuck. Hard."
Reasons why I watched this:
1. I wanted to see if it's as bad/stupid as people say it is.
2. I wanted to see if it at least succeeds at being sexy/kinky.
3. It was available on HBO GO, so I didn't have to pay for it.
Reasons why you SHOULDN'T even bother:
1. Yes, it's as bad/stupid as people say it is: the dialogue, the story, the lack of chemistry between the…