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The Diabolical (2015)

15 | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 16 October 2015 (UK)
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A single mother, and her children, are awoken nightly by an intense presence. She asks her scientist boyfriend to destroy the violent spirit, that paranormal experts are too frightened to take on.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mrs. Wallace
The Prisoner
Dr. Herbert
Curtis (as Thomas Wright)
Faceless Figure
Tiffany Nahm ...
Bloodied Laundry Man
Ernesto Cornejo ...
Bloodied Kitchen Man


Madison, a single mother, and her children, are awoken nightly by an increasingly strange and intense presence. She seeks help from her scientist boyfriend Nikolai, who begins a hunt to destroy the violent spirit that paranormal experts are too frightened to take on. Written by Anonymous

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Evil is timeless


Horror | Sci-Fi


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Diabólico  »

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Patrick Fischler and Mark Steger both worked together previously on The Pact (2012) & II (2014). Fischler only appearing in The Pact II (2014). See more »


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Good but unpolished movie
19 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

This is the first review I'm writing since EVER because I really have to rectify all these bad ratings and reviews for this movie. First of all, the title is super misleading. This is not a ghost movie. It's more of a mix between horror and science fiction. This movie is nothing like the traditional ghost story, probably why most people are so disappointed.

I've seen people reviewing this movie who turned it off after only half an hour screen time: BIG MISTAKE! The story starts to take shape after 45 minutes and it gets really interesting from there. Small details reveal the plot and even though not all is clear at the end, I understand that some people might not get it at all and just sign it off with a low rating.

I have to admit that the plot feels a bit messy, you get dropped off in the middle of the story with creepy entities appearing and not knowing what has happened to the family beforehand. But give it a chance. You might be surprised. It is obviously not the best movie ever, but I appreciate that the makers tried something different. It's just a shame that the big audience will never like 'different' kind of movies. Many of my favorite movies have bad ratings on IMDb. Honestly, this movie is better than some blockbuster movies who appeared in the cinema. But I guess there is no arguing about matters of taste.

And to people who say that the house is too expensive for a single mom: you probably mean 'too expensive for a unemployed single mom'. Because if not, you're being really sexist.

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