Acclaimed horror drama Demon has been acquired by The Orchard, the company who put out Southbound and What We Do in the Shadows. A Polish/Israeli production, the film put in a strong festival run last year that took in the Toronto International Film Festival, the Warsaw Film Festival and the Stockholm International Film Festival among many others.
Shockingly, director Marcin Wrona passed away suddenly in September, shortly after the film’s international premiere at TIFF.
The storrline is described as follows: Peter is a stranger in the hometown of his future wife Janet. As a wedding gift from the bride’s grandfather, he receives a piece of land where the two can build a house and raise a happy family. While preparing the land for construction, Peter finds hidden bones of human bodies in the ground beneath his new property. Then very strange things begin to happen.
A limited US cinema release is scheduled for September 9th, with details of a UK release yet to emerge. Below is the trailer, which was put out prior to the film’s TIFF screening.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)