Devil Town: Film Review

Devil Town: Film Review DecayMag.com Nick Barrett Devil Town

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Writer: Nick Barrett

Release Date: June 15, 2016

Release Format: Streaming

MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Horror Sub-Genre: Horror

Synopsis

Submitted for your approval one Patrick Creedle, letting agent, a bulldozer of a man who’s life revolves around profit and loss, commission and percentage; a man who values the pieces of paper in his wallet more than life itself, save perhaps his own.

On this particular lunch hour on this particular day, Patrick Creedle is about to receive a dire warning from a most unusual nemesis  – found only in…Devil Town.

Overview

Devil Town, a short Horror film written and directed by Nick Barrett and Corporeal Films, has been acquired by Dread Central and Ruthless Pictures. It played in Los Angeles Cinefest and is in consideration for the London Film Festival. It has been accepted to play on ShortsTV.

The film will be available to purchase on iTunes later this year.

Patrick Creedle is a rude, obnoxious, domineering big shot businessman, who furiously strides into a coffee shop during his lunch hour after one of his business clients was late for an appointment. Held up in an important business call, he doesn’t notice Driscoll, the mysterious man, following him in a stalking manner.

When Patrick sits down, Driscoll invites himself to his table. He goes on distraughtly about the end of the world, and about him being in danger because of his own kind. And, we all know Patrick’s kind. Only caring about themselves and not anyone else. The people in Devil Town have a negative perspective on people like Patrick, and they go to odd lengths to make them obsolete.

Pros

Devil Town reminded me vaguely of Children of the Corn, only with adults. Devil Town seems like the average distraught town that has it’s secrets and skeletons in the closet. The residents seemed bland and lifeless like a dark presence has sucked the life out of them. It has the trappings of a Psychological, Supernatural Horror. This plot and storyline worked very well.

The poster art for the film  is actually very simple, yet creepy, and doesn’t quite match the tone of the film. It suggests that the film has a dark and satanic nature, contrary to what is seen, which is more on the subtle side of the spectrum.

Cons

Devil Town cuts out too soon, so it’s hard to decipher what path it would have taken. What would have happened to Patrick? Or, what did happen to Patrick? What are the secrets of the town? What is wrong with the residents? There are so many questions that this film alone does not answer.

Rating Score:  0-10 Avoid | 11-20 Mediocre | 21-30 Good | 31-40  Average | 41-50 Satisfactory | 51-60 Stunning | 61-70 Terrific | 71-80 Must See | 81-90 Amazing | 91-100 Impressive

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