Devil ‘s Domain, Supernatural Serves As Metaphor for Social Issues
Devil’s Domain Film Details
Director: Jared Cohn
Writer: Jared Cohn
Release Date: May 30th, 2017
Release Format: DVD
Running Time: 93min
After becoming the victim of vicious cyber bullies, Lisa makes a deal with the devil to exact revenge on her tormentors.
A teenager named Lisa is the constant victim of bullying in her high school. No one befriends her but everyone ridicules her and pushes her to the limit. She receives guidance from her stepfather, Bill (Michael Madsen) but when a solution aka Destiny (Linda Bella) comes along Lisa jumps at the opportunity and dances with the devil. However, the dance will cost Lisa and she will have to deal with the consequences.
The cinematography and the story went hand in hand! When Lisa felt sad, angry, or confused the screen matched that emotion. Great camera lighting and coloring brought forth emotion and richness to the film. The effects were on point and believable during a murder scene or seeing the devil herself. The film touches the common topic of bullying but Devil ’s Domain included the LGBT community which made it diverse and unique from my perspective.
Now the ending was a surprise and I was not expecting Lisa’s fate to turn out on a lighter note but she got a major responsibility from the devil herself. The gore in the film was perfect! These scenes of blood, guts, and torture were gross and interesting to watch.
The effects team did a great job and I’m sure had a ton of fun on set! Devil ’s Domain had a great score that kept the film flowing! Tracks from DMX, Iggy & The Stooges, 3Teeth, Luna 13, Onyx, & Missing Persons vocalized the grittiness of Lisa’s high school and personal experience!
Even though the blood kept flowing and since the theme here is the devil I wanted scare factor. There were certain moments during Destiny’s performance where it felt cliche/forced, I wasn’t impressed during her “upset” scenes.
Devil’s Domain is worth a watch. I enjoyed watching the consequences each bully had to suffer and even though I almost barfed, the murder scenes were very well orchestrated!
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