Horror film ‘The Demon’s Rook’
Check out this film that’s getting buzz all over the horror scene. It’s the first feature film by director James Sizemore and it’s called The Demon’s Rook. It features some great old school ’80s special effects with zombies, demons, and the rest. Here’s the plot:
A boy named Roscoe is visited by a strange creature known as Dimwos. By day, Roscoe plays with his best friend Eva. By night, he obsessively draws pictures of his mysterious visitor. All is well, until the night a ghostly light shines through Roscoe’s window, luring him into the woods, and ultimately into a portal to another dimension where Dimwos resides.
In an underworld of foggy caverns and endless darkness, Dimwos, the reclusive wizard monk from an ancient race of demons, adopts Roscoe as a pupil and raises him into manhood, revealing to him many secrets. Though, there is one dark secret that Dimwos keeps from his bearded apprentice. Roscoe eventually discovers what his master kept from him. Enraged, he unwittingly unleashes three malevolent demons from their ancient prison.
Roscoe is forced to escape the demons’ wrath by way of the portal leading back to our world, inadvertently leading the demons to discover the portal for themselves. They pass through and devastate the rural community within hours. An honest man is transformed into a ghastly abomination. Possessed youths carve their friends into ribbons and crush the skulls of their sweethearts. Fresh corpses dot the horizon and old corpses rise from the grave to dismember the innocent.
As the nightmare unfolds, Roscoe encounters the only human he remembers, his childhood friend Eva. The two of them team up and battle the demons and their minions, who are bent on a course of destruction that can only conclude in catastrophe.
FEARnet posted a review of the film that has my interests piqued by namedropping Lucio Fulci:
If you grew up as a horror film fanatic in the 1980s, you may have run through most of the American slasher flicks and occult thrillers — and then you rented Lucio Fulci’s 1980 cult favorite Zombie, which hopefully led you to all sorts of gore-laden apocalyptic mayhem from Italian splatter-slingers like Umberto Lenzi (Nightmare City), Lamberto Bava (Demons), and Bruno Mattei (Night of the Zombies) — which hopefully led you back to more Lucio Fulci – See more at: http://www.fearnet.com/news/review/fearnet-movie-review-demons-rook#sthash.8t2cO8Cd.dpuf
It’s currently on playing in select theaters, with no status on when the VOD and/or DVD release will go down (I’ll post when I hear more).
The Demon’s Rook website features more info, including screenings and interviews with the director.
Here’s the newest trailer: