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Exclusive clip: Fear in the basement in “I TRAPPED THE DEVIL”

Monday, April 22, 2019 | Exclusive, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

When someone says I TRAPPED THE DEVIL, can you believe them? That’s the dilemma faced by a couple in a new chiller opening this Friday, April 26, and in an exclusive excerpt you can see past the jump.

IFC Midnight is releasing I TRAPPED THE DEVIL to select theaters and VOD. Written and directed by Josh Lobo, it stars Scott Poythress and AJ Bowen from THE SIGNAL, along with Susan Burke, Jocelin Donahue (THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL) and Chris Sullivan. The synopsis: “It’s the Christmas season, a time of peace and joy with friends and family. But when Matt [Bowen] and his wife Karen [Burke] show up unannounced at the home of his estranged brother Steve [Poythress] to celebrate the holidays, they are instead greeted with a disturbing surprise. Held hostage in Steve’s basement is a man—though not just any man. Or perhaps not a man at all. Steve believes that he has captured the human manifestation of the devil himself. As shock and skepticism turn to fear and paranoia, Matt and Karen find themselves caught in a spiral of terror and doubt. Could this mysterious stranger really be evil incarnate? Or is Steve dangerously unhinged?”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.