IFC Films and Shudder are releasing the highly acclaimed new horror movie WHEN EVIL LURKS on Shudder beginning this Friday, October 27! Called “The Scariest Film Of The Year”, by writer-director Demián Rugna (Terrified). Check out the trailer and see what everyone is talking about down below.
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When brothers Pedro (Ezequiel Rodríguez) and Jimmy (Demián Salomón) discover that a demonic infection has been festering in a nearby farmhouse — its very proximity poisoning the local livestock — they attempt to evict the victim from their land. Failing to adhere to the proper rites of exorcism, their reckless actions inadvertently trigger an epidemic of possessions across their rural community. Now they must outrun an encroaching evil as it corrupts and mutilates everyone it is exposed to, and enlist the aid of a wizened “cleaner,” who holds the only tools that can stop this supernatural plague.
A wildly original take on the possession film, When Evil Lurks is a shocking supernatural thriller from Argentine master of horror, writer-director Demián Rugna (Terrified).
About the Director – Demián Rugna
Born in Haedo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, director and screenwriter Demián Rugna specializes in fantasy and horror films. After making numerous short films in the horror genre and a large number of original scripts, he’s directed several feature films including The Last Gateway, Cursed Bastards! and You Don’t Know Who You’re Talking To. His fourth film, Terrified, was multi-awarded, sold to platforms all over the world, and was the most successful horror film at the box office in Argentina. Recently, he participated in an anthology film called Satanic Hispanics. His 5th feature film, When Evil Lurks, will premiere at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival and be released this Fall.
|WINNER: Best Feature Film — 2023 Sitges International Film Festival|
“An excellent kickoff to spooky season. Writer/director Demián Rugna is a skilled genre craftsman, delivering scares at a pace that rarely allows one to catch their breath, and with enough gruesome surprises to consistently startle.”
– Nick Schager, THE DAILY BEAST
“Shockingly grisly.. I sat up and gasped out loud. A dark and timely parable about what happens when trust — among community members, within families, between a government and its people — disintegrates.”
– Erik Piepenburg, THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Rugna’s taken demonic possession, that increasingly threadbare horror trope, and twisted it around until he found his own angle of attack. This is a film that delights in unspoken terrors.”
– Amy Nicholson, LOS ANGELES TIMES
“This is a movie for sickos, made by King Sicko. Scary, yes, but mostly disturbing, gory, smart, quite expansive, and all around created in the bowels of hell itself.”
– Rafael Motamayor, SLASH FILM