Neill Blomkamp’s 'Demonic' First Look: Watch Behind-The-Scenes 8mm Footage & More

What did you do during the pandemic? If you’re a filmmaker with horror tendencies, you made a lo-fi horror film, it seems. That’s what Ben Wheatley did with “In The Earth,” same with filmmaking duo Nick Simon and writer/actor Luke Baine (“The Girl in the Photographs“), and it’s also what “District 9” and “Chappie” director Neill Blomkamp did too with his “free time.” The result is “Demonic,” a horror-thriller about unleashing demons and supernatural forces between family members.

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The film stars Carly Pope, Chris William Martin, Michael Rogers and was written and produced by Blomkamp as well. Here’s the official synopsis:

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A young woman unleashes terrifying demons when supernatural forces at the root of a decades-old rift between mother and daughter are ruthlessly revealed in this horror-thriller from director Neill Blomkamp.

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“Demonic” was shot in mid-2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, in British Columbia, Canada, and was one of the films shown at the 71st Berlin International Film Festival in March 2021, during the industry Film Market section (not to the public).

Opening in theaters August 20 followed by VOD + Digital on August 27, IFC Films and IFC Midnight are releasing “Demonic” and has revealed behind-the-scenes 8mm footage and new photos. A trailer shouldn’t be much further behind.


Update: watch the first brief teaser below.