After the occult horror was made socially acceptable in sophisticated mainstream cinema in the 1970s with “The Omen” and “The Exorcist”, the subgenre celebrated in the 1990s with “The Nine Gates” and “End Of Days” with Arnold Schwarzenegger , «The Devil’s Advocate» and «Stigmata» made a remarkable comeback.
But then the mystical themes of the devil, dark prophecies, and inexplicable possession were robbed of any unsettling appeal by countless (and mostly unwatchable) exorcism tearjerkers like The Devil Inside and The Exorcism of Tracy Crowell.
» The Devil’s Hand » by Christian E. Christiansen , on the other hand, tries to go a much more classic route and relies on an atmosphere that for a long time even reminds of the style of M. Night Shyamalan’s «The Village». The horror film from 2014 is running today, May 25, 2022, at 10 p.m. on Tele 5 – completely unabridged. If you can’t make the TV broadcast today, you can also order the Blu-ray or DVD for a small dollar via Amazon:
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That’s what «The Devil’s Hand» is about
In the devout small town of New Bethlehem, there’s an ancient prophecy: Six girls were born on the sixth day of the sixth month — and Mary ( Alycia Debnam-Carey ) is one of them. As soon as the young people reach their 18th year and thus finally become women, the devil will get into one of them. The others, however, must die. Even the local vicar ( Colm Meaney ) believes in this story and it causes fear and terror.
Indeed, as the day approaches, one girl after another disappears. Despite mutual distrust, those who remained banded together to face the impending danger together. Does the Antichrist really try to take possession of them personally or do earthly powers have their fingers in the mysterious events?
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