A Man in the Dark (2018)

4.7
  • Not Rated
  • Genre: Horror
  • Release year: 2018 (2019-04-26)
  • Running time: \N min
  • Original Title: A Man in the Dark
  • Voted: 1032
I Trapped the Devil is a movie starring Scott Poythress, AJ Bowen, and Susan Burke. A man descends into paranoia after trapping what he believes to be the devil in his basement, but things take a dark turn when his family...
#PersonCharacters
1Chris Sullivan\N
2Jocelin DonahueSarah
3Susan BurkeKaren
4AJ BowenMatt
  • Typical IFC midnight slow burner 4/26/2019 12:00:00 AM by parkmanjohn 6

    I enjoyed this, and found the concept interesting. It is as the title suggest, a crazy man who "trapped the devil". Or did he!? Anywho, the only reason I dropped a few stars on this film was to to the brothers horrible acting. It was obnoxiously bad in my opinion and distracted me from the ominous erie feel of the film.

  • Respectable Effort, Flawed and Confused Result 5/3/2019 12:00:00 AM by TwistedContent 5

    "I Trapped the Devil" is an ominous, art-house-like slow-burner with a visibly low budget. The trailer got me intrigued & so did the review by Bloody Disgusting. Was I disappointed? A bit, for I wasn't expecting anything higher than 6/10.

    Here's the good things about "I Trapped The Devil" - The atmosphere can be grim when it tries enough, the take on the devil was smart & crafty for a low-budget flick, the little twist at the ending is, in my opinion, quite cool & the performance by Scott Poythress is as good as the flawed script allows him to be.

    And here's the slightly bigger amount of the not-so-good things about this flick - The middle portion of the movie is pure filler & also the reason why people describe this movie as a borefest. Pacing is certainly one of the biggest issues here. One thing that caught my eye for one too many times is the lighting - either they went overboard with style or just were too amateur-ish about it. AJ Bowen, about whom I usually don't have any complaints, gave a questionable performance this time. Or maybe it was the stiff lines given to him by the writer. And, of course, the story - I usually like ominosity & obscurism in horror movies, I also liked it about "I Trapped the Devil", but I have to question it for I still can't really put the plot together as the credits are rolling. I mean, it's all there, it's just that some things are not very logical.

    Despite all the flaws, I enjoyed this flick. If you're a fan of low-budget indies, obscure art-house flicks or slow-burn horrors, give it a try. As I like all three of those things, I did get a kick out of "I Trapped the Devil". Will I re-watch it? No, most likely never. My rating: 5/10.

  • If you like to watch paint dry 4/28/2019 12:00:00 AM by charvelstrat81 2

    Not much to tell here the beginning is Very VERY slow which is fine by me if there is a great movie that follows that slow beginning.This the the type of movie where the whole time you are watching it you are just praying it will pay off if you stay with it.Well no pay off in this one for me and i would rather watch paint dry to be honest at least with that there is a good ending.

  • Worth watching 4/28/2019 12:00:00 AM by pelucid69 8

    While I understand critics not loving this movie, for any horror fan, I feel it's worth watching. Atmospheric and eery, it's basicslly a good story of trust and the devil. Not much gore, but I think enjoyed the overall experience.

  • Seen this story before... in 1960 5/13/2019 12:00:00 AM by mukdentype99 5

    This movie was definitely inspired by Rod Serling's 1960 Twilight Zone episode titled, "the Howling Man" (Season 2 Episode 5). It was made more involved with a psychotic gatekeeper, as opposed to a religious zealot keeping Satan under wraps. But, you can see the similarities in the plot.

#PersonCrew
1Josh Lobodirector
2Spence Nicholsonproducer
3Rowan Russellproducer
4Scott Weinbergproducer