- horror reviews - MOH 2019

I Trapped The Devil

IMDb Info

Release Year: 2019
Runtime: 1h 22min
Country: USA
Language: English
Genre Tags: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Plot Summary: A man descends into paranoia after trapping what he believes to be the devil in his basement, but things take a dark turn when his family unexpectedly arrive for Christmas.

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Outside Reviews:

Brian Tallerico
2.5 out of 4 stars -

The set-up for “I Trapped the Devil” is strong and clever. The problem is that the 1960 version was a tight and compact 30 minutes of entertainment, whereas writer/director Lobo struggles to expand his version of “The Howling Man” to film length. "I Trapped the Devil" cracks in the middle as the dread gives way to slack storytelling. A movie like this needs to hum, but Lobo goes for a slow burn approach that doesn’t really suit the material, and requires every action and line to be over-written and directed.