Demon

Demon

Directed by Marcin Wrona

Newly arrived from England to marry his fiancee, Peter has been given a gift of her family's ramshackle country house in rural Poland. While inspecting the premises on the eve of the wedding, he falls into a pile of human remains. The ceremony proceeds, but strange things begin to happen. During the wild reception, Peter comes undone, and a dybbuk, the iconic ancient figure from Jewish folklore, takes a toehold in this present-day celebration-for a very particular reason.

Over the course of his wild wedding, Peter is taken hold of by a dark force.

Cast: Itay Tiran, Agnieszka Zulewska, Andrzej Grabowski

Member Reviews

This was surprisingly moving for me. A slow, dark descent from the party atmosphere of a joyful wedding into the bloody history of Poland and its Jewish population. The possession of Piotr is not simply an angry ghost looking for vengeance, but a dead woman looking for recompense for the community, family, and life stolen from her before the last evidence that it existed at all is gone. I once heard that ghost stories are just records of crimes that remain in the public memory. Demon is evidence that that is unfortunately true.

Gillian
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a day ago

so.. was homeboy spirited away? Or am I missing something?

bambiieyedgirl
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5 days ago

ghosts with the MOST YAWN!

scary
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5 days ago

The horrors of history

LycanRights
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7 days ago

Brilliant. Also genuinely funny without being campy. (I mean I love camp when I’m in the mood but that’s SO hard to pull off in horror.) A true testament to the actors!

aggro8
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8 days ago