Here's Your First Look at Neill Blomkamp's 'Demonic'
The 'District 9' director shot the supernatural horror film in British Columbia last summer
Published Apr 29, 2021While the District 9 sequel remains in the works, Neill Blomkamp has now shared further details of forthcoming horror film Demonic.
Set to arrive in August, Demonic follows a young woman who "unleashes terrifying demons when supernatural forces at the root of a decades old rift between mother and daughter are revealed."
"The main character is a girl whose been estranged from her mother," Blomkamp shared with Entertainment Weekly. "During the course of the film she gets sort of reunited with her mother and we learn about some crazy back story that she wasn't aware of. I would say it has a crossover between science fiction and horror."
Blomkamp shot Demonic in British Columbia over the course of last summer, with news of the film first arriving in December. You can go behind the scenes with some 8mm footage and photos from IFC Films below via EW.
"The whole planet was shutting down and the plans that I had for other bigger films were put on hold," the director recalled. "Living out here in this slightly more rural area I was thinking we should self-finance something so that we could make something cool."
He continued: "For a long time, I've been really interested in films like Paranormal Activity, and lower budget stuff that is pretty terrifying, and so we just started working on this concept. It grew and it got bigger than films like Paranormal Activity but it was cut from the same cloth really. So that's what it is. We made use out of a lot of the locations out here and just shot it through the summer."
The cast of Demonic includes Carly Pope, Chris William Martin, and Michael Rogers. The film arrives in theatres August 20, ahead of a VOD/digital release on August 27.