Demonic: the first trailer of the new horror film by Neill Blomkamp

Demonic: the first trailer of the new horror film by Neill Blomkamp


Neill Blomkamp is back on the scene after 2009's District 9, a film that garnered four Oscar nominations and a huge box office success, with Demonic a terrifying supernatural horror hitting American theaters this August thanks to IFC Midnight.

Demonic: all the details

Demonic was filmed in secret last year, just as the pandemic was still in full swing. For the first time in all of Neill Blomkamp's films, the protagonist is a young woman, played by Carly Pope, who unleashes terrifying demons when the supernatural forces behind a decades-old rift between mother and daughter are ruthlessly revealed. >
Arianna Bocco, president of IFC Films, said:

“Neil Blomkamp exploded into the film scene with District 9 and made his mark creating films that challenge and subvert the genre. It is exciting to work together on this long-awaited new vision and to be immersed in another world that is frighteningly similar to ours. "

For now the cast includes Carly Pope (Elysium), Chris William Martin (The Age of Adaline, A liens vs. Predator: Requiem, The Vampire Diaries) and Michael Rogers (Siren, The Blacklist, Supernatural).

Neill and Mike Blomkamp of Stability Studios and Stuart Ford and Linda McDonough of AGC Studios produced the film. Miguel Palos Jr, Alastair Burlingham, Charlie Dombek, Viktor Muller and Steven St. Arnaud are executive producers.

IFC Midnight will release Neill Blomkamp's Demonic in theaters and digitally on August 20.

Watch the first Demonic trailer:

We remind you that Neill Blomkamp, ​​in addition to District 9, has two other successful films behind him: Humandroid (2015) and Elysium (2013). In addition, the director recently revealed that he is working with Sharlto Copley and Terri Tatchell on the script for District 1 0, the sequel to District 9.

We recommend purchasing the Blu-ray d District 9 available on Amazon !

‘Demonic’ Trailer: Neill Blomkamp Returns After ‘Chappie’ with Supernatural Horror

Neill Blomkamp hasn’t released a directorial feature in the six years since “Chappie” flopped with film critics. The negative press around “Chappie” was a far cry from Blomkamp’s 2009 feature directorial debut “District 9,” a critical sensation that grossed $210 million worldwide and earned four Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay for Neill Blomkamp and co-writer Terri Tatchell. The Oscar nominee went on to helm “Elysium” and “Chappie,” but neither could match the critical highs of his debut. Now comes “Demonic,” a smaller scale Blomkamp effort made during the pandemic and starring Carly Pope, Chris William Martin, and Michael Rogers.

The brief official synopsis for “Demonic” from IFC Midnight reads: “A young woman unleashes terrifying demons when supernatural forces at the root of a decades old rift between mother and daughter are revealed.”

“The main character is a girl who’s been estranged from her mother,” Blomkamp told Entertainment Weekly earlier this year about his new movie. “During the course of the film she gets sort of reunited with her mother and we learn about some crazy back story that she wasn’t aware of. I would say it has a crossover between science fiction and horror.”


Similar to fellow horror filmmaker Ben Wheatley and “In the Earth,” Blomkamp decided to tackle a low budget horror movie when the pandemic shut down a larger scale project last year. The director added, “Living out here in this slightly more rural area I was thinking we should self-finance something so that we could make something cool. For a long time, I’ve been really interested in films like ‘Paranormal Activity’ and lower budget stuff that is pretty terrifying, and so we just started working on this concept. It grew and it got bigger than films like ‘Paranormal Activity’ but it was cut from the same cloth really. So that’s what it is. We made use out of a lot of the locations out here and just shot it through the summer.”

IFC Midnight is releasing “Demonic” in theaters, on demand, and via digital platforms August 20. Watch the first official trailer for the supernatural horror movie below.

“Don’t be scared.”Here is the exclusive teaser trailer for @NeillBlomkamp’s horror/sci-fi thriller #Demonic. Coming to theaters and @vudufans on August 20th!

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