The Devil’s Business (2012)

August 11th, 2012
Author: Meredith Taylor

Writer and Director: Sean Hogan

Billy Clarke, Jack Gordon, Jonathan Hansler, Harry Miller

75mins   Supernatural horror  Cert18

 

This edgy low-budget horror flick wanders into supernatural territory when two hit-men are sent to murder an associate of gangland boss Bruno (Harry Miller) and discover that their quarry Kist (Jonathan Hansler) is also big on devil worship.  In a similar vein to The Liability (with Tim Roth – coming up later this year), hardened hit man Pinner (Billy Clarke) finds himself working alongside Jack Gordon’s useless rookie Cully, who rapidly lets the side down. The pair are slowly sucked into a maelstrom of horrific goings-on involving Wagnerian opera, witchcraft and a wickedly sinister child from hell – think Chucky on a bad hair day.  Sean Hogan’s script builds in moments of real dread spiked with mordant humour (“If you were paid to think, you’d struggle to make the minimum wage”). A spooky soundtrack and slick performances make this a worthwhile watch.

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