It’s looking for a home.
Supernatural horror thriller At the Devil’s Door pays an In Memorium tribute in the credits to Spanish filmmaker Jess Franco. But its tale of an immigrant real-estate agent (Catalina Sandino Moreno) who falls foul of a demonic entity while trying to sell a haunted house in southern California owes far less to Franco’s brand of pervvy erotic horror than to the likes of Rosemary’s Baby and The Omen. Writer-director Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact) does a good job of building a mood of dread in individual scenes but fails to bind them into a compelling whole.
Certificate 15. Runtime 91 mins. Director Nicholas McCarthy
At the Devil’s Door (aka Home) debuts on Sky Cinema Premiere on 30 November. Available on DVD & Digital from The Works.