By MICHAEL GINGOLD
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.”