Demons Never Die

Awash with horror movie references but styled like just annuva urban grime movie, the hybrid ‘slasher’ film formerly known as ‘Suicide Kids’ suffers from an identity crisis. A death pact involving Archie (Robert Sheehan), Jasmine (Jennie Jacques) and half a dozen other misfit London teens gives way to a realisation that they each have something to live for. Except perhaps loud-mouthed, racist psycho Kenny (Jason Maza), whose shaky-cam video documentary – narrated by him and shot by computer nerd Davey (Andrew Ellis) – will culminate with his killing all the turncoats and himself at a party.

Then a ‘Scream’-style masked killer with a hunting knife pops up out of nowhere, scattering suspicion, red herrings and redundant sub-plots in his/her wake. In an attempt to be all tings to all kids, director Arjun Rose piles on the flashy visuals and split-screen technique, slathers on some music and resorts to a ‘Blair Witch’-style night-vision finale that obscures the point. Plus there’s a sign-posted final twist that will surprise no self-respecting horror fan.

Release details

Rated: 15
Release date: Friday October 28 2011
Duration: 93 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Arjun Rose
Screenwriter: Arjun Rose
Cast: Robert Sheehan
Ashley Walters
Tulisa Contostavlos

Average User Rating

3.8 / 5

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Andrew

I nearly slashed my wrists at midnight after going to watch the worst film in the history of cinema

Hellsbells

The Chav Scream Project. Don't bother and don't be fooled by all the gimmicks. Tulisa fans will be upset after the 1st 2 minutes.

mad hughie

visuals good -well written -while music is hard raw and driving --if you you are young, a film you will not forget!

B

Another poor effort by an urban industry that is dying an eventual death. Then maybe it will have some credibility in the movie industry!