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99 minutes

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Terror-Fi 2023: When Evil Lurks

NZ Premiere, Festivals: Toronto International Film Festival 2023, Sitges 2023, Beyond Fest 2023, Monster Fest 2023

The eagerly anticipated new film from Demián Rugna (‘Terrified’) shows us how films about possession should be done. The perfect late night horror, where not even the audience can escape from the clutches of this evil.

When brothers Pedro and Jimmy discover that a demonic infection has been festering in a nearby farmhouse. They attempt to evict the victim from their land. Failing to adhere to the proper rites of exorcism, their reckless actions inadvertently trigger an epidemic of possessions across their rural community. Now they must outrun an encroaching evil as it corrupts and mutilates everyone it is exposed to, and enlist the aid of a wizened “cleaner,” who holds the only tools that can stop this supernatural plague.

“The central theme of infectious evil and a gruesome commitment to gore carries Rugna’s latest far, making for a Halloween season treat.” – Meagan Navarro, Bloody Disgusting

“A no-holds-barred demon-slaying nightmare of blood and guts and unstoppable evil.” – Jonathan DeHaan, Nightmare on Film Street

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