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“WHEN EVIL LURKS,” from “TERRIFIED” director, now has a trailer and poster

Thursday, September 21, 2023 | News


One of the year’s most frightening films is coming to theaters and streaming next month.

IFC Films will release WHEN EVIL LURKS, the latest from writer/director Demián Rugna (TERRIFIED, SATANIC HISPANICS), to theaters October 6, and it will make its exclusive streaming premiere on Shudder October 27. It also screens at Austin, TX’s Fantastic Fest tomorrow, September 22 and Wednesday, September 27, and at LA’s Beyond Fest Sunday, October 1 with Rugna on hand for a Q&A. Ezequiel Rodríguez, Demián Salomón, Silvina Sabater and Luis Ziembrowski star in this genuinely shocking supernatural story; the synopsis: “When brothers Pedro [Rodríguez] and Jimi [Salomón] discover that a demonic infection has been festering in a nearby farmhouse–its very proximity poisoning the local livestock–they attempt to evict the victim from their land. Failing to adhere to the proper rites of exorcism, their reckless actions inadvertently trigger an epidemic of possessions across their rural community. Now they must outrun an encroaching evil as it corrupts and mutilates everyone it is exposed to, and enlist the aid of a wizened ‘cleaner,’ who holds the only tools that can stop this supernatural plague.”

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).