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Demián Rugna, the Man Who Made You “Terrified” is Back With “When Evil Lurks”

Demián Rugna, the director of the acclaimed Argentinian film Terrified, and more recently a segment of Satanic Hispanics, has his first feature in seven years wrapping up its tour of the festival circuit. His first feature in seven years, When Evil Lurks, has a plot which involves a demonic invasion and sounds like a wild, bloody, cross between The Evil Dead and Dawn of the Dead.

Even better you won’t have to wait long to see it. When Evil Lurks will be going right from its final festival showings into theatres and from there onto Shudder next month. You can check out more details as well as pictures and the trailer below.

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When brothers Pedro (Ezequiel Rodríguez) and Jimmy (Demián Salomón) discover that a demonic infection has been festering in a nearby farmhouse — its very proximity poisoning the local livestock — they attempt to evict the victim from their land. Failing to adhere to the proper rites of exorcism, their reckless actions inadvertently trigger an epidemic of possessions across their rural community. Now they must outrun an encroaching evil as it corrupts and mutilates everyone it is exposed to, and enlist the aid of a wizened “cleaner,” who holds the only tools that can stop this supernatural plague.

A wildly original take on the possession film, When Evil Lurks is a shocking supernatural thriller from the Argentine master of horror, writer-director Demián Rugna (Terrified).

When Evil Lurks seems to be getting some impressive reviews heading into its last two festivals. I’ll be showing on September 22nd and 27th at Fantastic Fest and on October 1st at Beyond Fest. The good news is that right after that, on October 6th IFC Films will release in theaters. It will be available on Shudder on October 27th, just in time for Halloween.

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Director: Demián Rugna

Screenwriter: Demián Rugna

Starring: Ezequiel Rodríguez, Demián Salomón, Silvina Sabater, Virginia Garofalo, Paula Rubinsztein, Luis Dziembrowski

Cinematographer: Mariano Suarez


Composer: Pablo Fuu

Language: Spanish

Country of Origin: Argentina

Running Time: 99 minutes

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