With films like Rust Creek and The Wind, IFC Midnight is already killing it this year and it looks to be the same with their newest horror feature I Trapped the Devil.
This is the debut film from writer and director Josh Lobo. The film stars AJ Bowen (You’re Next, The House of the Devil), Susan Burke (Southbound), and Scott Poythress (The Signal).
Synopsis for I Trapped the Devil
Christmas is supposed to be a time for peace and joyful family reunions. But when Matt (AJ Bowen) and his wife Karen (Susan Burke) show up unannounced at the home of his estranged brother Steve (Scott Poythress) to celebrate the holidays, they are instead greeted with a horrifying surprise: trapped in the basement is a man. But not just any man.
Steve believes that his hostage is none other than the devil himself. As shock and skepticism turn to fear and paranoia, Matt and Karen find themselves facing a terrifying quandary: is Steve dangerously unhinged? Or could the mysterious stranger really be evil incarnate? Either way, the stage is set for a true Christmas from hell.
I Trapped the Devil is in Select Cinemas and On-Demand April 26th. It is also screening at the following film festivals prior to release:
Chattanooga Film Festival // Chattanooga, TN
Minneapolis-St. Paul Int’l Film Festival // Minneapolis, MN
Motor City Nightmares // Novi, MI
Phoenix Film Festival // Phoenix, AZ