La Marca del Demonio (aka Mark of the Devil) (Horror) 2020 [Movie/Review]


Year: 2020
Genre: Horror
Director: Diego Cohen
Original Title: La Marca del Demonio
Source: Netflix

Karl, a man who suffers a demonic possession, together with Tomás, a priest with addiction problems, embark on a hunt for demons, finding the case of Camila, a girl who attacks her family while controlled by a demon. Karl and Tomás try to save her by starting a battle; Karl has faced many beings from beyond but never one like this.

I’m a sucker for movies dealing with the occult and Satanism, if it’s done in a good way and the screenwriter has knowledge of the topic. But when it’s made by someone who just has a fleeting interest in the topic and get all the important details wrong, it shows and it’s unbearable.

It starts out nice with a young child tied to a bed possessed by something. The colours are bleak and beautiful. Then it’s like someone wrote on imdb, “it looks like a Mexican soap opera”. Everything moves too fast and it never has any nerve to it. The priest and his adopted son (how the hell can you let a member of that pedophile organization adopt anyone?) I couldn’t care less about. Apart from the first 3 minutes the only part I liked was early on when a necklace gets “stuck” on the chest of one of the main girls.

I don’t get why you don’t want to make something original, take a chance to make something out of the frameworks for these kind of movies. It’s just the same old, same old, but made poorly.

I watched this streaming on Netflix.

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