The very first sneak peek of the assiduously anticipated horror flick “When Evil Lurks” from IFC Films and Shudder is now available for public viewing, ramping up the excitement quotient amongst genre enthusiasts. Penned and directed meticulously by “Terrified” scribe Demián Rugna, the movie promises to deliver a nerve-wracking, highly original, and gripping fright fest.
The film features what promises to be spine-chilling performances that will leave viewers on the edge of their seats. It’ll first raise hairs at the TIFF’s Midnight Madness before spooking theater and eventually streaming audiences on Shudder just in time to enhance the scare factor for Halloween.
A Plot Teeming with Terror
The brothers Pedro (Ezequiel Rodríguez) and Jimmy (Demián Salomón) fight a demonic presence that is found festering in a nearby farmhouse, causing destruction to all the livestock within its reach. However, their ill-considered actions initiate a chain reaction, which further causes an outbreak of possessions that threatens their rural community.
In their struggle to fend off the steadily growing evil presence mutilating and ensnaring everything in its way, they seek help from a seasoned “cleaner” who happens to be the sole person capable of ending the supernatural calamity.
An original take on the possession film, this fresh masterpiece by Rugna will surely propel horror aficionados into a universe of terror and suspense.
Award-Winning Demián Rugna’s Latest Offering
Hailing from Haedo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, the revered director and screenwriter Demián Rugna, who specializes in fantasy and horror films, has previously offered movie lovers a wide array of impressive works. His repertoire includes commendable short films in the horror genre, many original scripts, and several feature films including “The Last Gateway,” “Cursed Bastards!” and “You Don’t Know Who You’re Talking To”.
Each of Rugna’s filmography is a testament to his unique and genuine approach. As he eloquently mentions himself, he always thrives to propose something that’s authentic to the genre while prioritizing his audience’s perspective. His conscious effort to avoid clichés and repetitiveness in his storytelling style adds to his script’s originality and freshness.
Rugna’s dedication to offering daring scenes and stunning visuals within the fantastic genre in Latin America is evident in his latest project. He builds an atmosphere that pushes the boundaries of fear, making it increasingly eerie and disturbing.
The premiere of “When Evil Lurks” is scheduled at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 13, followed by an exclusive theatrical release by IFC Films on October 6, and will then be available for streaming via Shudder from October 27.