We Summon the Darkness Reviews
February 9, 2021
A story of metalhead (or Satanist?) boys vs. girls in 1980s Christian America; perfect set-up for a slasher, but this is not so formulaic by a long shot.
February 2, 2021
A rollicking B-movie satire about those who truly have blood on their hands.
August 11, 2020
A gruesomely good riff on a beloved genre that seamlessly manages to mesh the familiar with the refreshing.
August 7, 2020
A fun throwback horror tale about three girls, three guys, a rock concert, and a mysterious killer on the loose... maybe.
June 25, 2020
This slice of heavy metal horror is never particular clever or deep, but it's entertaining enough.
June 24, 2020
Director Marc Meyers is able to establish a balance between horror and comedy that threads the needle right throughout most of the movie.
June 19, 2020
I'd definitely recommend checking out We Summon the Darkness, as it is yet another bold and compelling effort from Meyers, who proves with this latest project that he's truly one of the most intriguing filmmakers working today.
June 5, 2020
Directed by Marc Meyers from a script by Alan Trezza, We Summon the Darkness starts in a familiar yet subversive fashion before drilling into its deeper themes exploring the fetishization of faith.
June 3, 2020
Yeah, it's raunchy and campy, but there's nothing wrong with that. It's just as fun as it should be. [Full review in Spanish].
May 12, 2020
Satantic panic horror will never go out of style, and this movie is filled with style. There's a lot to enjoy here for genre fans.
May 11, 2020
'We Summon the Darkness' draws forth gory horror.
April 23, 2020
The young actors are more than up to the task here, especially Daddario, whose 1970s-era Ivory Girl looks and pitch-perfect timing and facial expressions make her character a compelling ringleader for this fun and original slasher/romp
April 22, 2020
That is where it loses its momentum a bit, and the satire element is not mined nearly enough. But the cast are great and it is good, silly fun.
April 20, 2020
We Summon the Darkness is the kind of heavy metal horror we've been longing for these last couple of months.
April 18, 2020
What really sets We Summon the Darkness apart ... is its joyous - if nasty - celebration of the female rock fan at a crucial point in her development.
April 18, 2020
For a horror film using the satanic panic sub-genre as both a reference point and something due for a level of subversion, director Marc Meyers does what he can.
April 13, 2020
It's necessary to first acknowledge Daddario, given that her devilishly playful, dagger-darting turn in We Summon the Darkness is both the best she's ever been and the biggest reason to see this otherwise-adequate Satantic Panic midnighter.
April 12, 2020
"We Summon the Darkness" is just a passable, if not fully enjoyable, slasher film with far too much-untapped potential.
April 11, 2020
The performances are good, the story is fun, the direction makes it all easy to watch, so it's the kind of movie that makes for a good Friday night with some friends, watching the mayhem go down, which there is plenty of here.