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“THE BLACK DEMON” is actually a really big shark; see the trailer and poster

Thursday, March 23, 2023 | News


It’s an actual Mexican cryptid now getting its own movie.

The Avenue will release THE BLACK DEMON exclusively to theaters April 28. Directed by Adrian Grünberg (RAMBO: LAST BLOOD) from a script by Boise Esquerra, it stars Josh Lucas, Fernanda Urrejola, Venus Ariel, Carlos Solórzano and Julio César Cedillo. The synopsis: “Oilman Paul Sturges’ [Lucas] idyllic family vacation turns into a nightmare when they encounter a ferocious megalodon shark that will stop at nothing to protect its territory. Stranded and under constant attack, Paul and his family must somehow find a way to get his family back to shore alive before it strikes again in this epic battle between humans and nature.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).