Friday, October 15, 2021

Ominous October - Demigod (2021)

Movie Name/Year: Demigod (2021)
Genre: Horror
Length: 95 minutes
Rating: Unrated
Production/Distribution: Artist Vodka Films, Historia Films, Gravitas Ventures
Director: Miles Doleac
Writer: Miles Doleac, Michael Donovan Horn
Actors: Rachel Nichols, Yohance Myles, Miles Doleac, Lindsay Anne Williams, Elena Sanchez, Rachel Ryals, Sarah Fisher, Christian Stokes, Chukwuma Onwuchekwa, Manon Pages, Tatiana Piper, Sherri Eakin, Mike Mayhall, Jeremy London, Wesley O’Mary
Blurb from IMDb: Upon the death of her grandfather, a woman and her husband return to her birthplace in Germany's Black Forest, only to find a terrifying secret awaits them.

Selina’s Point of View:
Demigod had a lot more story to it than I thought it would.
It started off super basic. Take any cabin in the woods movie that features a couple instead of teens, and you have you have the first 10-15 minutes of this film. The only differences are that the creepy guy is a neighbor instead of a gas station attendant, and there’s a short prologue.
It gave off the impression that it was going to be a paint-by-numbers kind of horror flick.
I’ll admit, I was surprised that it went a different route.
By the end of the film, I didn’t hate the story. Still, I don’t think it was a movie I’ll ever return to.
My biggest problems were with the antagonists.

The witches felt stale and they weren’t very well acted. Never-the-less, I kept my hopes somewhat up because we had a demon – or some other creature – coming that had the chance to knock me out of the water.
Instead, I now know why many horror movies make the big-bad a mute. 
He wasn’t terrible visually, but then he started talking and all the horrific aura around him was replaced by half-hearted voice effects. Any semblance of malice, or other-worldly nature, was destroyed the moment the big-bad opened his mouth. The character was supposed to feel older-than-life and ethereally terrifying. Meanwhile he sounded like a high schooler imitating Batman.
If you’re interested in Demigod, it’s not the worst movie you could put on for Halloween, but it wasn’t for me.
See for yourself, today in theaters and on demand. Let us know what you think.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 63%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – None
Metascore – None
Metacritic User Score – None
IMDB Score – 6.3/10
Trust the Dice: Selina’s Rating 2/5
Trust-the-Dice’s Parental Advisory Rating: R
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