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Late Night with the Devil - Review

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3.5 / 5

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Directed by Cameron Cairnes & Colin Cairnes.

A live broadcast of a late-night talk show in 1977 goes horribly wrong, unleashing evil into the nation’s living rooms.

Taking full advantage of its 70's chat show setting, Late Night with the Devil is a grungy and gory eruption that pays tribute to B-Movies and a disruptive style of cinema that rarely gets made anymore.

David Dastmalchian gives a chilling central performance as the host of late night chat show 'Night Owls' who will stop at nothing to get the attention and much needed ratings to keep the show and his career alive. Even if that means summoning the devil himself on live television… As demons from his past as well as literal demons begin to surface, the lines between fiction, entertainment and reality begin to blur into a nightmarish technicolour illusion.

Using a blend of clever staging and editing, practical and computer effects, it creates a Frankenstein's monster that merges traditional and modern filmmaking to create a unique horror experience that would only be made better seen in a full cinema screening.

Equal parts funny, gory and scary Late Night with the Devil uses its self-aware nature to play tricks on the audience to create a film that feels both wonderfully nostalgic and refreshingly modern.

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