IFC Midnight reveals first Neill Blomkamp poster Demonic make fun of District 9 the director’s first foray into reality-bending horror. Written and directed by Blomkamp, the film centers on a young woman who unleashes a terrifying demon after it is revealed that supernatural forces are at the root of a decades-old rift between mother and daughter. The cast of the film reunites Blomkamp with Elysium Y Rakka star, Carly Pope, who stars alongside Chris William Martin, Michael Rogers and Terry Chen.
Blomkamp caused quite a stir in Hollywood after teaming up with producer Peter Jackson to District 9, the feature film adaptation of his 2006 short, I live in Joburg. The film’s critical and commercial success, including four Oscar nominations and a Golden Globe nod, allowed him to continue exploring the realm of science fiction with the Matt Damon-directed film. Elysium Y My uncle starring frequent collaborator, Sharlto Copley and Hugh Jackman. Although none reached the same bar as District 9, of which he is currently developing a sequel, his name still carries a lot of weight, that is, with his first foray into a new genre.
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Almost a month after debuting the first trailer for the film, IFC Midnight has unveiled the first poster for Blomkamp. Demonic. Featuring a cross made of cybernetic images, the key art offers a sneak peek of reality-bending horror that will emerge from the filmmaker’s first stab at the horror genre. Check out the poster below:
The horror genre is one in which directors often try to switch to other genres rather than vice versa, which makes Blomkamp’s Demonic all the more intriguing. As the first trailer showed, his sci-fi sensibilities are still on full display in the movie with his Matrix-like a dream scenario, but it will be curious to see what he does with that scenario. Where Brad Peyton’s Embody took one more StartElegant approach to its fusion of sci-fi and horror technology, which resulted in a foolish endeavor, Blomkamp’s version certainly looks a lot more interesting.
From the terrifying images of the malevolent spirits themselves to a more poignant character dynamic at the heart of its story, similar to last year’s Sundance darling, Relic, the movie already looks very promising. Should Demonic Proving to be as thoughtful and terrifying as the trailers and poster have suggested thus far, Blomkamp could have a very bright future ahead of him in the horror genre. Only time will tell when the film hits theaters and on digital platforms on August 20.
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