Wednesday, February 12, 2020

INDIE MOVIE REVIEW: Evil Down the Street

Synopsis: The Ryan family moves into their new dream home having no idea their new home is possessed by a demon. Katie Ryan becomes tormented by the demon and begins to terrorize her family. A Paranormal Horror Thriller inspired by true events.

Director: David J. Espinosa
Writers: Craig Ahrens, David J. Espinosa
Stars: Kelton Jones, Alena Gerard, Tara Milante


 Evil Down the Street… um, Think Paranormal Activity without the video cameras. In fact, camera work is everything and is what conveys it away better over the latter. I will describe.

In Evil Down the Street, we meet the Ryan family moving into their lush new home. When one of the teen daughters finds some strange occult stuff along with an Ouija board in a trunk in the basement, she oddly gets locked in the basement. The family investigates the strange stuff firmly calls this dark occult box off-limits. But when the youngest teen daughter Maddy and her friend decided to sneak down and play with the Ouija board, things start to take a strange and sinister turn and mom Kate is the target. Does the plot sound familiar? Why keep watching? I kept watching thanks to the cinematography. Evil Down the Street indeed gave me a few jumps. I owed it really to the way they filmed the movie. The camera angles employed were like you were following the film unfold through the eyes of the evil that lived within the house. This caused you not be able to stop watching needing to find out what happens next. Unlike Paranormal Activity, where I guessed the ending with Evil Down the Street, you are hesitant about what is lurking in the next shot.

 The Acting 

The acting was mediocre with a few standout performances. Alena Gerard, who played mom Kate, carried out an excellent job if she was going for the bipolar creepy mom performance. Deborah Remagila as nosey neighbor Penny, I enjoyed the actress who performed her.

 Time Length

Running only 97 minutes long I wished it was longer. I’d have enjoyed to of seen it fleshed out more, and the climax felt too short.

Overall Results

I give Evil Down the Street **** (4) stars out of 5. Thought it is more suspense paranormal than horror paranormal by today’s flashy graphic horror standards. That is the appeal to Evil Down the Street.






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