Zombies. Superheroes. Sequels. Hollywood’s obsession with all three is at an all-time high. Why a money-hungry producer hasn’t stumped up the cash for a zombie superhero sequel is beyond me. Another trend that’s growing thin is the endless stream of Devilish dirge. Granted, there are some films with ‘devil’ in the title that just happen to use beelzebub’s name – but are actually original, interesting movies regardless. What about The Devil’s Hand, then?
In production since 2012, it’s dallied with a title involving the lord of darkness in some capacity. First called The Occult, that was switched out in favour of Where The Devil Hides before the current title was settled on. We’re not certain that the title matters, especially with such a dodgy sounding concept.
In a tiny Bible belt town, six girls born on the sixth day of the sixth month to different mothers – a terrible prophecy begins! On their 18th birthday one of those girls will become the devil’s hand. Cue: loads of girls running about trying to have as much sex as possible, while off their face on every drug in the world topped off by robbing an off-license. Except there’s none of that.
The trailer’s a bit bafflesome, and boring, to be honest. Where there’s obviously the opportunity for a cool premise – it seems a smidgen wasted. Dexter‘s Jennifer Carpenter probably filmed her stint during a break in the serial killer show, with no idea it’d take two and half years to bag a release.
The Devil’s Hand is set for release on October 10th. Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.
When six girls are born on the sixth day of the sixth month to different mothers in the small, devout village of New Bethlehem an ancient prophecy is set in motion — on their 18th birthday one of the girls will become the Devil’s Hand. As the day approaches and one by one the young women begin to disappear, terror overtakes the quiet community and those remaining girls band together to uncover who or what is behind these treacherous acts.