Yesterday, District 9, Elysium, and Chappie director Neill Blomkamp shared some creepy behind-the-schenes footage (shot on 8mm film!) from his new horror movie Demonic. And today we have your first look via two new stills.
Check out the first look images (via EW) below.
A young woman unleashes terrifying demons. Now supernatural forces at the root of a decades-old rift between mother and daughter are ruthlessly revealed.
Blomkamp says: “The main character is a girl whose been estranged from her mother. During the course of the film, she gets sort of reunited with her mother and we learn about some crazy back story that she wasn’t aware of. I would say it has a crossover between science fiction and horror.”
He adds: “With Ben Wheatley it’s pretty fascinating because a mutual friend of ours is Sharlto Copley [the star of District 9], who starred in one of Ben’s films. I was saying to Sharl that I was shooting this smaller horror film out here and he was like, ‘Ben’s doing the exact same thing in England.’ I emailed Ben and I was like, ‘Are you also shooting a COVID horror film right now?’ and he was like, ‘Yes, yes, I am.’ So that was pretty awesome. It’s a genre where you can be really creative and fairly experimental at a low-budget level. I think it was a perfect time, when people were on pause, to play around a bit in the genre.”
The film stars up-and-comers Carly Pope (Elysium), Chris William Martin (The Age of Adaline, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, TV’s The Vampire Diaries), and Michael Rogers (TV’s Siren, TV’s The Blacklist, TV’s Supernatural). Neill Blomkamp, Mike Blomkamp of STABILITi Studios, Stuart Ford and Linda McDonough of AGC Studios are on board as producers. Serving as executive producers are AGC’s Miguel Palos Jr., Alastair Burlingham, Charlie Dombek, Viktor Muller, and Steven St. Arnaud.
AGC Studios and STABILITi Studios co-financed and co-produced Demonic last summer. It marks Blomkamp’s fourth film. Joining Blomkamp is also Oats Studios collaborator, editor Austyn Daines. IFC Midnight will release Demonic in theaters on August 20th and on VOD and Digital on August 27th.
Are you excited?