Horror Film Review: The Devil’s Business
This film isn’t a new release (September 2012) but it is new to me. I watched this for the first time several nights ago, and I am not ashamed to admit I can’t get the story out of my head.
As somebody who absolutely adores the horror genre, I find it hard to find new horror movies or books that unsettle me, or scare me. I have watched and read so many that it is simply hard to find anything that really gets under my skin. The Devil’s Business, however, succeeded in doing this.
I don’t believe in spoiling a story (what’s the point?) but to give you an idea, the film revolves around two men who are hired to kill somebody in an isolated home. Their time waiting in hiding in this home is where the film captures the creepy atmosphere so chillingly. Over the course of the evening, we see these two male characters explore their experiences, history, fears and hopes, all the while battling against an impending sense of evil and doom. Is there something evil lurking in shadows of the house? Are they being watched? Is there more to this dodgy job than first meets the eye?
This film captures everything I love about horror – you don’t need gore, or heavy special effects: you need good story, and good acting, and The Devil’s Business oozes this. The dark suggestion that something evil is watching them, the idea that they are really the hunted, not the hunter, really brings about some amazing turns and unexpected moments through the movie.
It is very character driven, dark, creepy and suggestive. I found it absolutely enthralling, and will gladly be watching it again in the future.
5 out of 5: Go watch!