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Film Review: Sorry About the Demon (2022)

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What’s worse than getting dumped? For Will, it’s finding out that his new place is haunted. Now faced with a quarter-life crisis and a house full of spirits, Will must figure out how to make things right with his ex-girlfriend AND banish the sacrifice-seeking demon residing in his house.


I read the synopsis, and laughed. I think we’re all sorry about our demons, in whatever form they show up as. Sorry About the Demon was written and directed by Emily Hagins.

Ken (Dave Peniuk), Tammy (Sarah Cleveland), Jake (Jude Zappala), and Grace (Presley Allard) are the first family we meet. The comic relief is appreciated. Grace gets possessed by a demon named Deomonous – it’s an ominous demon? Tony Vespe is the voice of Deomonous.

Ken is a real estate agent so he’s not going to let a little demon bother him. He bargains with the demon like any good salesperson would.

Moving on to Amy (Paige Evans) and her boyfriend Will (Jon Michael Simpson). Amy is irritated and Will can’t commit. It’s always difficult in relationships but communication is key. Will is working from home in sales as well. He’s a toothpaste rep of some sort. Customer service is a hell of a job.

I LOVE SHUDDER. I love the variety, the classics, and everything in between. I don’t want to say this is quirky, I’m not a huge fan of that word, I think it’s overused. Will winds up with Ken and Tammy, oh man, RUN, DUDE, RUN! Tammy and Ken have apparently bargained with the demon and they’re going to participate in the whole human sacrificing thing.

They ask Will some odd questions, and he just sort of floats through life. Folks, as a life-long horror fan with a love for all things horror and Halloween. If someone ever asks you if anyone will look for you? SAY YES! Yes, a fuck-ton of people will look for you.

Slight strange things happen in the house while the Seller family is in such a hurry to get out of there. Will decides to move into the demon house, because don’t we all need a demonically possessed house. Will gets the entire house to rent. I’ve seen too much in life, and I’ve had too many experiences. This is some wild shit.

Will’s taking his heartache and frustration to his job. Will’s friend Patrick (Jeff McQuitty) calls to check in on Will. Will has his first “creepy” experience in the house. His weapon of choice… A spatula. A spatula, it’s great… You can clean all the mashed potatoes out of bowl. It’s great for stuff like that, for battling demons, you may want to pick a different weapon. The writing is great. It’s a fun movie.

Get a bunch of friends together or by yourself or with your significant other, and watch this movie. So, now the demon is baking cakes… And… Will knows Amy. That’s such a pretentious statement when people say, “I KNOW, I KNOW YOU!” It’s an assumption of what you think. The demon is trying. It’s doing a lot to get to Will.

I want to say there are some references to other films in Sorry About the Demon. Oh, that felt like a Salem’s Lot window wave. I love how unaffected Will is by all of this. He is sort of scared but more annoyed by his break up with Amy. Those old school TV’s love to just deliver the demonic news.

Okay, now Aimee with two E’s comes into the picture. She’s dating Patrick, and she decides to go to the house, and cleanse it. She goes into some details and we need the salt, sage, a few more things but we’re working with what we’ve got. “The spirits have heard me,” how many times have I said that.

Geez… *sighs in Horror*. That salt circle didn’t last long. I would recommend Sorry About the Demon, and again, watch it with friends or your significant other. Grab a drink, some popcorn. Have fun. This demon is persistent. All of the sudden Aimee gets better at “casting out a demon.” There isn’t too much blood, the demon special effects are great. The compound fracture was wild. Be safe out there everybody.

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