Demon Reviews

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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...
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
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.
October 7, 2016
A swift, elegant film about something dark and harrowing resurfacing from the past to cause havoc in the present.
September 29, 2016
Tiran and Zulewska give powerful performances as a man overtaken by a malevolent spirit and the new bride who fights to save him from it.
September 29, 2016
Though it's based on Piotr Rowicki's play Clinging, director Marcin Wrona's spirited staging keeps it from ever dissolving into canned theater.
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