Uncork’d Entertainment have announced the October release of exorcism shocker Demons with a new trailer and poster, together with a few stills from the film.
Demons was written and directed by Miles Doleac, who also leads the cast. Doleac, who is known for roles in the likes of American Horror Story and Don’t Kill It, also wrote/directed 2016 mystery thriller The Hollow. Wishmaster’s Andrew Divoff co-stars in Demons with The Hollow’s Lindsay Anne Williams, Steven Brand (Hellraiser: Revelations) and John Schneider aka The Dukes of Hazzard’s Bo Duke.
Read on for the official synopsis for the film, which is said to marry elements from The Exorcist, The Shining and The Big Chill:
Eight years ago, Father Colin Hampstead oversaw an aborted exorcism that resulted in the gruesome death of seventeen-year-old Jewel Grant, in rural Louisiana. The deceased girl’s older sister, Kayleigh, grew immediately attached to Hampstead and sought him out, at first for grief counselling and then, for much more.
Eight years later, Hampstead has left the priesthood and become a celebrated fiction writer, specialising in stories about the occult, and he and Kayleigh, now his wife, have a beautiful daughter and run a well-known bed and breakfast in Savannah, GA. When the couple agrees to host a wedding for one of Colin’s college friends, what begins as a Big Chill-type reunion turns into something much more macabre, as the seemingly omnipresent ghost of her dead sister Jewel compels Kayleigh to engage in bizarre, destructive behaviours that endanger the lives of both her friends and herself.
Demons lands in select US cinemas and on VOD on October 6th.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)