Heading your way next month is creature-heavy sci-fi horror Devil’s Gate, which premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Ahead of the home release, we get a few glimpses of the film’s creatures in this trailer; creatures mostly performed by Javier Botet (It, [REC], Mama), one of the emerging heroes of modern horror.
Amanda Schull of SyFy’s 12 Monkeys and Milo Ventimiglia (Rocky Balboa, The Divide) also star, with John Wick’s Bridget Regan the X-Men series’ Shawn Ashmore and Jonathan Frakes, known well to Star Trek fans as Riker. The film marks the directorial debut of Clay Staub, a second unit director on 2004’s Dawn of the Dead and 300. Staub also scripted together with Peter Aperlo.
Set in the small town of Devil’s Gate, North Dakota, the film examines the disappearance of a local woman (Regan) and her young son. Schull plays an FBI agent who helps the local sheriff (Frakes) search for answers. Partnering with a deputy (Ashmore), they track down the missing woman’s husband (Ventimiglia) and find that nothing is as it seems.
Devil’s Gate opens on VOD on January 5th, from IFC Midnight.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)