Devilworks Horror Titles Being Launched At American Film Market

Devilworks has a whole slew of films being shown at American Film Market (AFM) this year. Not only are these horror flicks full of potential, but they also star some pretty familiar faces, including Dana Ashbrook (Twin Peaks TV series), Hannah Cheramy (Colossal 2016) and Brittany Allen (Jigsaw 2017). Read on to find out just what Devilworks has to offer this year at AFM.


First up is Restraint. This one was directed by Adam Cushman (Dying For a Donut: The Forgotten Victims 2003) and stars Twin Peak’s Dana Ashbrook, as well as newcomers Alex John and Lauriel Borowski. The film picked up Best Feature at the Rhode Island Film Festival, who hosted its world premiere, and Best Director at the Downtown LA Festival.
The official synopsis:
A mentally ill woman who’s been submerging her violent impulses for years unravels after she marries a controlling older man and relocates to his suburban home.

The Hollow Child

Next for Devilworks, we have The Hollow Child, a supernatural film directed by Jeremy Lutter (Pirate Santa 2009) that stars Colossal’s Hannah Cheramy, Jessica McLeod (Death Note 2017) and John Emmet Tracy (American Mary 2012). Devilworks will hold a Market Premiere Screening on Sunday, November 5th at 11:30 am.

The official synopsis:

A troubled foster teen, Samantha (McLeod), works to expose a dangerous supernatural impostor in her new family and rescue her foster sister.



Georges Padey’s debut Nereus comes next. This film stars Itziar Martinez (Louie TV series), Jane the Virgin’s Dennis Mencia and Raul Walder (Contract 2013).

The film is about a young girl who is attacked by an unearthly creature in her friend’s swimming pool. Later, she discovers that anyone who comes into contact with the water is in danger and she is driven to confront the mystical and malevolent creature lurking in the depths.



Last but not least from Devilworks is the sci-fi thriller Incontrol, directed by Kurtis David Harder (Still/Born 2017). The Revenant’s Chris Ball, Levi Meadan (Pacific Rim: Uprising 2018) and Rory J. Saper (Legend of Tarzan 2016) star. The film’s market premiere will be held Saturday, November 4th at 3:30 pm.

The official synopsis:

Incontrol follows a group of university students who discover a device that allows them to take control of others, and experience the world through someone else. As they push the machine’s abilities to its limits, they begin to question the device itself.


Other films repped by Devilworks at this year’s festival include Cut Shoot Kill (read our review here), which Freestyle has acquired for domestic release, Jordi Mollà’s The Man Who Was Thursday, Frightfest thriller Population Zero (read our review here), and Dee Wallace’s horror hit Red Christmas (read our review here), which is being shopped internationally.

About Tracy Allen

As the co-owner and Editor-in-Chief of, Tracy has learned a lot about independent horror films and the people who love them. Now an approved critic for Rotten Tomatoes, she hopes the masses will follow her reviews back to PopHorror and learn more about the creativity and uniqueness of indie horror movies.

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