Sunday, June 5, 2011


I was interested in this film because it is from the mind of M Night Shyamalan and not directed by him. I enjoy his storytelling abilities but his latest movies have missed the mark for most people.

Devil is the first movie in a supposed set call The Night Chronicles. It is about a group of 5 people trapped in an elevator and one of them may be the devil.

This will do to elevators what Jaws did for swimmers.

Once the elevator stops working, you know bad things are about to happen. There is a video camera in the security station so we are able to watch from that vantage point but the guards are unable to hear what's going on inside the car.

Whenever the lights begin to flicker, you know someone is about to die.

I enjoyed this movie because it was very much like an Alfred Hitchcock movie. Clues were slowly revealed as you try to figure out who is doing all the killing.

Like many of M.N.S's movies, this one has a touch of the spiritual added to the ending. (Just because it's called Devil doesn't mean it has to be spiritual)

It's suspenseful and scary.

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