The trailer begins with an anxious-looking woman pointing a man to a goat amongst her herd, one that apparently needs to be put down. Is this goat meant to birth a demon baby? It’s unclear, but killing it doesn’t staunch the flow of evil already leaking into the town. Right after he shoots, the man is massacred by the previously meek woman behind him. Yeah, evil is definitely afoot. From here, the trailer presents an assortment of haunting images — hopefully this isn’t a situation where it gives away the entire film. Among them: Black panthers eating a body, a man driving his truck full-speed into the side of a building, a ball of hair being pulled from a young man’s blackened mouth, and a bloated, still-breathing body that looks like something out of David Fincher’s “Seven.”
“When Evil Lurks” premiered earlier this month at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it’s so far received both positive and mixed reviews. Bloody Disgusting‘s Meagan Navarro says the movie succeeds thanks to its “dread-soaked atmosphere and a commitment to fearlessly bludgeoning, biting, and bone-shattering taboos,” while RogerEbert.com‘s Brian Tallerico, giving the film 2.5 stars, says it’s “an admirably vicious piece of work when it wants to be.” You can judge “When Evil Lurks” for yourself when the IFC film hits theaters on October 6, 2023.
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