By MICHAEL GINGOLD
When someone says I TRAPPED THE DEVIL, can you believe them? That’s the dilemma faced by a couple in a new chiller opening this Friday, April 26, and in an exclusive excerpt you can see past the jump.
IFC Midnight is releasing I TRAPPED THE DEVIL to select theaters and VOD. Written and directed by Josh Lobo, it stars Scott Poythress and AJ Bowen from THE SIGNAL, along with Susan Burke, Jocelin Donahue (THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL) and Chris Sullivan. The synopsis: “It’s the Christmas season, a time of peace and joy with friends and family. But when Matt [Bowen] and his wife Karen [Burke] show up unannounced at the home of his estranged brother Steve [Poythress] to celebrate the holidays, they are instead greeted with a disturbing surprise. Held hostage in Steve’s basement is a man—though not just any man. Or perhaps not a man at all. Steve believes that he has captured the human manifestation of the devil himself. As shock and skepticism turn to fear and paranoia, Matt and Karen find themselves caught in a spiral of terror and doubt. Could this mysterious stranger really be evil incarnate? Or is Steve dangerously unhinged?”