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Movie Review: "Late Night with the Devil" - A Supernatural Thriller

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" - Mark 8:36

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Hello Amerime Media family!

ThrallFather here, your resident mad alchemist, ready to whip up another tantalizing review. This time, we're diving into the supernatural horror world with "Late Night with the Devil," an IFC Films gem directed by the talented Colin and Cameron Cairnes. Starring the enigmatic David Dastmalchian, best known for his role as Polka-Dot Man in DC's Suicide Squad, this film promises to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Set in 1977, the movie introduces us to Jack Delroy, a charismatic talk show host reminiscent of Jimmy Fallon, who helms "Night Owls with Jack Delroy." Despite his charm, Jack struggles to match the success of his rival, the legendary Johnny Carson. Desperate for higher ratings, Jack resorts to orchestrated stunts and manufactured drama, but tragedy strikes when his wife Madeleine, portrayed by the stunning Georgina Haig (Queen Elsa in ABC's "Once Upon a Time"), dies of cancer.

After a brief hiatus, Jack makes a dramatic return on Halloween night with an occult-themed episode. The show features an array of psychics, magicians, and even a supposedly possessed girl named Lily, the sole survivor of the cult of Abraxas. What unfolds next can only be described as a catastrophic breach of showbiz's golden rule: "The first rule of show business is get off the stage while people still want more" - Terence Winter.

"Late Night with the Devil" masterfully blends supernatural horror with the eerie ambiance of 1970s television. The Cairnes brothers craft a gripping narrative that pays homage to classic horror and delves deep into the human psyche's darkest corners. David Dastmalchian's portrayal of Jack Delroy is nothing short of mesmerizing, capturing the desperation and unraveling of a man on the brink.

For fans of spine-chilling horror, this film is a must-watch. Catch it on Shudder or HBO Max and prepare for a night of thrills and chills.

Until next time, my thrill seekers, keep your screens ready for more hauntingly good reviews.

- ThrallFatherMovie Review of " Late Night with


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