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The night chronicles: Devil - Bojana Novakovic, Chris Messina, Geoffrey Arend, Drew Dowdle, John Erick Dowdle

Threat advisory: Elevated - Significant risk of entertaining activities

Movie propaganda

Five strangers in Philadelphia begin their day with the most commonplace of routines. They walk into an office tower and enter an elevator. As they convene into this single place, they are forced to share a confined space with strangers. Nobody acknowledges anybody else. They'll only be together for a few moments. But what appears to be a random occurrence is anything but coincidental when the car becomes stuck. Fate has come calling. Today these strangers will have their secrets revealed, and face a reckoning for their transgressions.

Slowly, methodically, their situation turns from one of mere annoyance to sheer helplessness and abject terror. Terrible things begin to happen to each of them, one by one, and suspicion shifts as to who among the five is making it all happen... until they learn the unspeakable truth: one of them is the Devil himself.

As those on the outside try in vain to free them, the remaining passengers realise that the only way to survive is to confront the very wickedness that has led them to today.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film horror supernatural thriller Christian lift elevator Satan trapped temptation redemption sinner soul Devil kill

Persons of interest

  • Chris Messina .... Detective Bowden
  • Logan Marshall-Green .... Mechanic
  • Jenny O'Hara .... Old Woman
  • Bojana Novakovic .... Young Woman
  • Bokeem Woodbine .... Guard
  • Geoffrey Arend .... Salesman
  • Jacob Vargas .... Ramirez
  • Matt Craven .... Lustig
  • Joshua Peace .... Detective Markowitz
  • Caroline Dhavernas .... Elsa Nahai
  • Joe Cobden .... Dwight
  • Zoie Palmer .... Cheryl
  • Vincent Laresca .... Henry
  • Craig Eldridge .... Donnelly
  • Killian Gray .... Uni
  • Michael Rhoades .... Fire Captain
  • Kelly Jones .... Fire-fighter Kurtzy
  • Jonathan Potts .... Wayne Kazan
  • Alice Poon .... Officer Choi
  • Gage Munroe .... Jesse Bowden
  • M Night Shyamalan .... Storywriter
  • Brian Nelson .... Screenwriter
  • John Erick Dowdle .... Director

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Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Devil is everything you expect from a film involving M Night Shyamalan: tense, creepy, scary and full of monsters. Best of all, the monsters aren't always who you think they are. There are also some classic horror tactics: grab a group of people who seemingly have nothing in common, lock them all in a room with an unknown killer, create a mystery they must solve before they can escape, stack the odds against them, only let them out if they really deserve it. No-one deserves it, because they're all arseholes. Heh, heh, heh. Unfortunately, you'll only want to watch this once at the movies because it relies on the twist. Fortunately, you'll want to watch it at least once on disc so you can get all Behavioural Science Unit on it. It's good. Silly, of course, because there's neither a Devil nor a Deity and even if there was, God doesn't judge people until after they have died so there is always the possibility of redemption.

The horror, supernatural, thriller movie The night chronicles: Devil is directed by Drew Dowdle, John Erick Dowdle and stars Bojana Novakovic, Chris Messina, Geoffrey Arend.

Government security censorship classification

M (Horror themes and violence)

Surveillance time

81 minutes (1:21 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 2 December 2010

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