The Devil's Chair Reviews

  • Jan 01, 2015

    No jump scares. Hardly any scares really. Entertaining. The climax is properly disturbing. More of a who-done-it, with a satisfactory ending.

    No jump scares. Hardly any scares really. Entertaining. The climax is properly disturbing. More of a who-done-it, with a satisfactory ending.

  • Aug 10, 2014

    It was bad to begin with, then they added the horrible narration and start. An unsophisticated Shutter Island cum Session 9.

    It was bad to begin with, then they added the horrible narration and start. An unsophisticated Shutter Island cum Session 9.

  • Feb 04, 2014

    that ending though! my thoughts and opinions of this film were totally changed -- and i mean just COMPLETELY changed within a fraction of a second. what a hidden gem; i'm so surprised the audience reviews didn't rate this higher. i guess i've seen enough horror flicks that i really appreciate these kind of films versus the same-old-same-old that somehow gets so popular. if you're into psychological horror, i'd recommend this one. it's got a pretty cool monster, too, if that's what you like.

    that ending though! my thoughts and opinions of this film were totally changed -- and i mean just COMPLETELY changed within a fraction of a second. what a hidden gem; i'm so surprised the audience reviews didn't rate this higher. i guess i've seen enough horror flicks that i really appreciate these kind of films versus the same-old-same-old that somehow gets so popular. if you're into psychological horror, i'd recommend this one. it's got a pretty cool monster, too, if that's what you like.

  • Jan 04, 2014

    This movie would get 5 stars if it weren't for Gant's horrendous acting.

    This movie would get 5 stars if it weren't for Gant's horrendous acting.

  • Jun 25, 2013

    An odd illogical film.

    An odd illogical film.

  • Mar 10, 2013

    After experiencing his girlfriend's death at the hands of a demonic relic, Nick West is institutionalized for murder. Four years later, he is released into the care of Dr. Willard, who hopes to have Nick confront his fears and reveal the truth behind Sammy's disappearance with the help of his students. What they discover, instead, is the "Devil's Chair" of Nick's nightmares, which serves as a gateway to Hell to anyone who dares touch it. Director Adam Mason defies audience expectations in this chilling tale of demonic possession entitled THE DEVIL'S CHAIR, from 2007. Through Nick's narration, Mason intentionally breaks the fourth wall by addressing the audience directly, mocking their morbid desires with the lure of sex, violence, and gore. What he delivers in their stead is a frightening psychological thriller that places the mystery and suspense of Brad Anderson's SESSION 9 into the context of a traditional monster movie. Mason introduces a unique mythology for the decrepit demon, along with a terrifying new creature design. The suffocating mood of the abandoned asylum makes for the perfect setting, as well. Just as everything seems to be playing out according to the tired old cliches, Mason rips the ground out from underneath us with a shocking twist in the end. Although it certainly raises several questions in terms of logical inconsistencies, it is a welcome change of pace from the usual genre fare. THE DEVIL'S CHAIR comes highly recommended for fans of mind-bending psychological thrillers like SHROOMS or HORROR. -Carl Manes I Like Horror Movies

    After experiencing his girlfriend's death at the hands of a demonic relic, Nick West is institutionalized for murder. Four years later, he is released into the care of Dr. Willard, who hopes to have Nick confront his fears and reveal the truth behind Sammy's disappearance with the help of his students. What they discover, instead, is the "Devil's Chair" of Nick's nightmares, which serves as a gateway to Hell to anyone who dares touch it. Director Adam Mason defies audience expectations in this chilling tale of demonic possession entitled THE DEVIL'S CHAIR, from 2007. Through Nick's narration, Mason intentionally breaks the fourth wall by addressing the audience directly, mocking their morbid desires with the lure of sex, violence, and gore. What he delivers in their stead is a frightening psychological thriller that places the mystery and suspense of Brad Anderson's SESSION 9 into the context of a traditional monster movie. Mason introduces a unique mythology for the decrepit demon, along with a terrifying new creature design. The suffocating mood of the abandoned asylum makes for the perfect setting, as well. Just as everything seems to be playing out according to the tired old cliches, Mason rips the ground out from underneath us with a shocking twist in the end. Although it certainly raises several questions in terms of logical inconsistencies, it is a welcome change of pace from the usual genre fare. THE DEVIL'S CHAIR comes highly recommended for fans of mind-bending psychological thrillers like SHROOMS or HORROR. -Carl Manes I Like Horror Movies

  • Jan 09, 2013

    This film is just.... NO. Very sick people with a sick plot and cheap visuals.

    This film is just.... NO. Very sick people with a sick plot and cheap visuals.

  • Oct 31, 2012

    This a terribly misguided film. The plots like so, Nick West and his girlfriend go to an abandoned building to take drugs and do various other things. They happen upon an electric chair, at which point something occurs and leads West to be institutionalised. Some time later a doctor at the facility that West is being kept in tells him that he wants to conduct some research. A short time later we find ourselves at the derelict building again with three others in tow. From there things start happening and I'll leave the synopsis at that point. There is a voice-over that is present at various points throughout. It sounds like a rip off from a British gangster flick like Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Incidentally Andrew Howard, who plays West and does the voiceover, looks and sounds like a poor mans Jason Statham. He is a weak lead who rarely convinces. In fact the acting all round is woeful, not helped by the script. The voiceover isn't any exception to this either, in fact it is perhaps the most idiotic thing about this film. It breaks the fourth wall at a few intervals, at one point telling us that "as you can see it all got a bit silly by this point". This was referring to the on screen action about an hour in. The film has actually already become very silly so this was no great revelation. Shortly after this he says; "Look at this poorly written, badly acted bullshit", again referring to the events on screen. I have never seen a film that reviews itself so proficiently, if all films were as courteous as this the world wouldn't need critics! If that outburst isn't laughable enough he then goes rips into the audience, describing us as "deadbeat, midnight freak, geek-witted torture-porn gore whores". It's difficult to fathom just what the point is by this stage. Is this a comedy? Is he being ironic? Or does the film actually have a contempt for both itself and its audience? I cant answer any of those questions. By the time the final reveal comes around, there are a few, the "geek-witted" among us have probably tuned out anyway. The Devil's Chair is an irritating film that may actually have something of an interesting concept, it's just not realised well at all. It thinks it's clever, in actuality it is far from it.

    This a terribly misguided film. The plots like so, Nick West and his girlfriend go to an abandoned building to take drugs and do various other things. They happen upon an electric chair, at which point something occurs and leads West to be institutionalised. Some time later a doctor at the facility that West is being kept in tells him that he wants to conduct some research. A short time later we find ourselves at the derelict building again with three others in tow. From there things start happening and I'll leave the synopsis at that point. There is a voice-over that is present at various points throughout. It sounds like a rip off from a British gangster flick like Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Incidentally Andrew Howard, who plays West and does the voiceover, looks and sounds like a poor mans Jason Statham. He is a weak lead who rarely convinces. In fact the acting all round is woeful, not helped by the script. The voiceover isn't any exception to this either, in fact it is perhaps the most idiotic thing about this film. It breaks the fourth wall at a few intervals, at one point telling us that "as you can see it all got a bit silly by this point". This was referring to the on screen action about an hour in. The film has actually already become very silly so this was no great revelation. Shortly after this he says; "Look at this poorly written, badly acted bullshit", again referring to the events on screen. I have never seen a film that reviews itself so proficiently, if all films were as courteous as this the world wouldn't need critics! If that outburst isn't laughable enough he then goes rips into the audience, describing us as "deadbeat, midnight freak, geek-witted torture-porn gore whores". It's difficult to fathom just what the point is by this stage. Is this a comedy? Is he being ironic? Or does the film actually have a contempt for both itself and its audience? I cant answer any of those questions. By the time the final reveal comes around, there are a few, the "geek-witted" among us have probably tuned out anyway. The Devil's Chair is an irritating film that may actually have something of an interesting concept, it's just not realised well at all. It thinks it's clever, in actuality it is far from it.

  • Sep 25, 2012

    Excellent horror movie; this is what horror is all about.

    Excellent horror movie; this is what horror is all about.

  • Sep 02, 2012

    I enjoyed the movie only after looking past the small mistakes. Especially the one scene in particular where he looks up at the blonde and says something about the chair. That never was explained otherwise its one of the only movies that seem to have the bad guys win type of approach.

    I enjoyed the movie only after looking past the small mistakes. Especially the one scene in particular where he looks up at the blonde and says something about the chair. That never was explained otherwise its one of the only movies that seem to have the bad guys win type of approach.