“The DEMON Myth: There is a myth that tells of a Demon – an Incubus Demon that visits a woman while she sleeps. It impregnates her in what appears to be a dream, a nightmare.
When the infant is born, the Incubus returns to devour the soul of the child, tragically end in a mysterious death in the cradle…
But it is believed that if the child survives, it will be cursed. Should it love or be loved, it will transform in to a demon itself, the progeny of its demonic creator!
And so it continues…”
The demon myth is one that most of us have heard of, along with the Incubus’ female counterpart, the Succubus; it could be one of the most horrific imaginings possible. I certainly would not want to become pregnant by some sleep demon, because we all know they’re bad at child support.
Mark Duffield’s latest film Demon, is set in Victorian London and follows the handsome Lorcan as he undergoes treatment for his blood disorder. However, what he thought was a simple illness, turns out to be something far more sinister and little harder to cure. Lorcan meets a beautiful nurse, Amy, and it’s love at first sight for both. The romance is short-lived when Lorcan learns that if he loves or is loved, he turns into a blood-thirsty demon. As the Demon ravages Lorcan and starts a feeding frenzy, it is only Amy who can defeat the spell.
Duffield revisits the gothic horror genre, often underused, to create a tragic love story about demons and the conquering power of love. I’m feeling heavy Hammer Horror vibes here, which is one of the reasons why I’m so excited for this film. Another is the incredible special effects, which look well above standard for a film made with a low budget. Lorcan’s transformation into the Demon has a very realistic and natural look, so there’s no doubt I’ll be cowering from my bed sheets.
Demon looks like a refreshing, unique and completely blood-soaked love story, which is bound to break a few hearts whilst also sending a few shivers out. If you’re interested in Mark Duffield’s Demon, you should have a peek at the Facebook page and also at Amazon where you can get yourself a copy!
Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for our review of Demon & my exclusive interview with Mark Duffield coming in the next few weeks!
Written by Zoë Rose Smith (@ZoeRoseSmitz)
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