Late Night with the Devil: Movie Review

Late Night with the Devil Movie Review: Found Footage Revival

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"Late Night with the Devil" ventures into the fading realm of found footage films with a unique proposition. Its unexpected authenticity transports viewers back to the 1970s, offering a refreshing departure from the genre's typical tropes. Bolstered by stellar performances, particularly from lead David Dastmalchian as the struggling host Jack Delroy, the film delivers an immersive experience that shouldn't be overlooked.

Set against the backdrop of a 1970s late-night talk show hosted by Jack Delroy, the narrative unfolds as the crew invites parapsychologist June Ross-Mitchell and the allegedly possessed Lilly onto the show. The subsequent unearthing of the master tape from that fateful Halloween broadcast in 1977 provides a chilling glimpse into the supernatural events that transpired within the studio.

While the film effectively blurs the lines between reality and fiction, it does stumble slightly in its execution. For us, the pacing remains steady throughout its runtime as it  was able to maintain the illusion of a genuine broadcast. However, the climactic ending falls short for us, with the effects feeling noticeably artificial against the authentic '70s aesthetic of its concept. We also felt that it failed to explain what it all meant and the ramifications of the demon being let loose on a live broadcast. Despite its shortcomings, "Late Night with the Devil" succeeds in crafting an immersive atmosphere that lingers long after the credits roll. David Dastmalchian was a revelation here and the reason why the film was effective in its illusion. While it may not cater to those seeking outright terror, its ability to spark genuine curiosity and thought about the supernatural lends it a unique allure. From its behind-the-scenes glimpses of what happens in the production of a show to its convincing performances, the film offers a captivating journey that effectively transcends its genre's limitations.

Rating: 4 reels

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