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A monster in the burning mines in “THE DEVIL BELOW”; trailer & poster

Monday, February 8, 2021 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

A longtime Appalachian legend is given a horrific new spin in the upcoming creature feature.

Vertical Entertainment will release THE DEVIL BELOW in select theaters and on VOD/digital platforms March 5. Visual effects supervisor (LET ME IN, GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS) and director (CHERNOBYL DIARIES) Bradley Parker helmed the film, scripted by Stefan Jaworski (THOSE WHO KILL) and Eric Scherbarth (expanding thematically on his award-winning short SINKHOLE). Alicia Sanz, Adan Canto, Zach Avery, Chinaza Uche, Jesse Latourette, Jonathan Sadowski and Will Patton star; the synopsis: “There is an abandoned place nestled deep in Appalachian country where underground coal mines have been ablaze for decades. When a team of researchers try to find out how the fires started, they soon discover something more startling than the mystery that sent them there: they’re not alone.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.