Demon Reviews

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December 7, 2019
Rather than emulate the tropes of a joyous wedding, Demon feels like a funeral party that has stretched on for three generations.
July 2, 2019
A horror take on Polish folklore that does a pretty good job at unsettling the viewer during the weirdest wedding portrayed in recent cinema. [Full review in Spanish].
November 8, 2018
An unsettling horror which conjures up ghosts of another epoch.
October 31, 2018
Demon is an initially captivating film that ends with a whimper of an ambiguous ending that nearly ruined my enjoyment of everything that had come before it.
August 28, 2018
Instead of mounting a gross, brooding, or bloody tale of demonic possession, Wrona crafts a nuanced, slow burning look at cultural scars and shames that will never fully heal or be forgotten.
August 22, 2018
Evokes the great Luis Bunuel with its skewering dark humor. In a land that's "built on corpses," this is where fairytales were born to go rotten.
May 29, 2018
This is a portrait of Poland as a not-so-sweet little village, unable to move on from small-town xenophobia against Jews like Hana or modern outsiders like Piotr, even as its unresolved past returns, like a dybbuk, to reinhabit the present...
January 10, 2018
The writing and direction of Demon are too sloppy - messy, even - to give 
a stable shape to materials as complex as those found in the film.
November 30, 2017
... a provocative mixture of horror movies... [Full review in Spanish]
September 25, 2017
Marcin Wrona is attempting to make a serious movie within a genre framework, and he succeeds in balancing the right amounts of fear, humour, and grotesquerie.
September 11, 2017
[Marcin] Wrona creates an increasingly eerie atmosphere, and a sense of menace so profound, it keeps us engrossed right up to the last frame.
August 29, 2017
. . .Demon shares another common horror film problem -- it doesn't satisfactorily resolve the chaos it has indulged.
August 14, 2017
Demon skips from climax to credits without much in the way of denouement. It feels abrupt, like treading on a step that isn't there.
August 8, 2017
Demon is a powerful movie that, once seen, can't be easily shaken off.
January 19, 2017
[Andrzej Wajda] didn't make this horror film, but his spirit hangs over it.
December 16, 2016
We've seen weddings explored as a chaotic setting in cinema numerous times before, but there's something uniquely compelling and wholly original about what Wrona creates with Demon.
October 27, 2016
Demon isn't a bad film; it's a disappointing one.
October 27, 2016
A fistfight between the bridegroom and one of his guests is the least bad thing that happens at the wedding of Piotr (Itay Tiran) and Zaneta (Agnieszka Zulewska).
October 26, 2016
Ultimately, what lingers most strongly in Wrona's impressive film is less the actual aberration, and more the examination of how people as a group react to it being in their midst.
October 21, 2016
A paranormal descent into madness and mayhem that's hauntingly good.
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