Demon Reviews

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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.
September 29, 2016
Not only an instant genre classic but also an astute and affecting rumination on the notion that the shades of the past are always with us and can disrupt us to the point of personal and societal collapse.
September 29, 2016
Demon is a fine film steeped deeply in its culture.
September 28, 2016
Demon feels too crowded by half, unable to build the momentum it needs to really get under our skin.
September 26, 2016
For a tale of repressed guilt, Demon sparkles with humor, reveling in the macabre.
September 23, 2016
"Demon" is a testament to a still-budding talent, and it would have been fascinating to see where he went next.
September 22, 2016
The past cannot and will not remain covered up. Demon is worth seeing, if only to re-emphasize that.
September 21, 2016
It isn't always out a frighten audiences, but Wrona has some strong ideas about the hollowing out of a man's soul that keeps the effort engrossing.
September 18, 2016
This world and the otherworldly embrace in riotous fashion as the wedding party grows more degenerate and destructive through the night. [D]ark seethes into the greater dark. The ordinary will get you, because the extraordinary is directly beneath it.
September 17, 2016
It's a horror picture that derives from the worst horror of the 20th century -- the Holocaust -- and how its ghosts continue to haunt the people of Poland no matter how hard they try to forget.
September 16, 2016
Classy and contained and, at the same time, wickedly crazed.
September 16, 2016
You can almost see the filmmaking process with Wrona chumming the waters with macabre tentacles and philosophical probings only to back away and say "that's it" sans an explanation or guide-wires.
September 16, 2016
[T]he horrors of the scenario remain unspoken. They're implied just enough that we don't need them to be said.
September 15, 2016
A chilling, eerie cautionary tale about the ghosts that continue to haunt Poland long after the war.
September 15, 2016
Wrona jumbles several genres together, including dark comedy, to illuminate larger, more ambitious themes.
September 15, 2016
As it reaches its culmination, Demon ends on a particularly mysterious and obscure note but it works all the better for it, ensuring it remains lodged in your thoughts long afterwards.
September 15, 2016
Tonally the film recalls Andrzej Żuławski's shrieking psychodrama Possession, though the key to that movie was its inexplicability and Wrona's movie, with its conventional horror backstory, is much less perplexing.
September 14, 2016
Setting aside its generic and misleading title, Marcin Wrona's Demon is a very eerie tale of possession, and a testament to what can be done without special effects.
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