While there are plenty of dark, horror-themed animated films out there, it can be tough to find a truly terrifying R-Rated cartoon—and this is why the trailer for Constantine: City of Demons is so intriguing: It looks really damn good! The character from DC Comics has been portrayed in film and a short-lived TV series, but animation may turn out to be Constantine’s most effective medium.
Constantine: City of Demons is an R-Rated film featuring the voice of Matt Ryan, who played Constantine in the TV series; other voice actors include Damian O’Hare as Chas Chandler, Laura Bailey as Trish and Asa The Healer, Emily O’Brien as Rene Chandler, Kevin Michael Richardson as Mahonin, Jim Meskimen as Beroul, Robin Atkin Downes as Nergal, Rachel Kimsey as Angela, and Rick Wasserman as Mictlantecuhtli.
“A decade after a tragic mistake, family man Chas and occult detective John Constantine set out to cure Chas’s daughter Trish from a mysterious supernatural coma. With the help of the mysterious Nightmare Nurse, the influential Queen of Angels, and brutal Aztec God Mictlantecuhtli, the pair just might have a chance at outsmarting the demon Beroul to save Trish’s soul. In a world of shadows and dark magic, not everything is what it seems, and there’s always a price to pay. The path to redemption is never easy, and if Constantine is to succeed, he must navigate through the dark urban underbelly of Los Angeles, outwit the most cunning spawns of hell, and come face to face with arch-nemesis Nergal, all while battling his own inner demons!”
Constantine: City of Demons is directed by Doug Murphy from a script penned by J.M. DeMatteis. Look for it on Blu-ray/DVD in the US beginning October 9th.
Words: Josh Millican (@josh_millican)