Watch: Full US Trailer for Polish Possession Horror Comedy 'Demon'

August 3, 2016
Source: Apple

Demon Trailer

"Buried for decades… silent until now." The Orchard has released an official US trailer for a horror-comedy called Demon, from the late Polish filmmaker Marcin Wrona, who finished this film and died last year just before its initial release. Titled Ha'dibouk in Hebrew, the film is about a man possessed by an "unquiet" spirit in the midst of his own wedding. It's a new take on the Jewish legend of the dybbuk, described as "part absurdist comedy, part love story that scares, amuses, and charms in equal measure." Starring Agnieszka Zulewska and Itay Tiran, with Andrzej Grabowski and Tomasz Schuchardt. The film is actually partially in English, so dive right in, even though this trailer doesn't seem to show much of the comedic side. This looks quite chilling and unique, worth seeking out if you're a fan of possession horror or Polish cinema.

Here's the official US trailer (+ poster) for Marcin Wrona's Demon, in high def from Apple:

Demon Poster

Newly arrived from England to marry his fiancee Zaneta (Agnieszka Zulewska), Peter (Itay Tiran) has been given a gift of her family's ramshackle country house in rural Poland. It’s a total fixer-upper, and while inspecting the premises on the eve of the wedding, he falls into a pile of human remains. The ceremony proceeds, but strange things begin to happen… During the wild reception, Peter begins to come undone, and a dybbuk, the iconic ancient figure from Jewish folklore, takes a toehold in this present-day celebration—for a very particular reason, as it turns out. Demon is directed by Polish filmmaker Marcin Wrona, of My Flesh My Blood, The Christening, who passed away last year just before the film opened in Poland. The screenplay is written by Pawel Maslona and Marcin Wrona. This also premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2015. The Orchard will open Demon in select US theaters starting September 9th. Cool?

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  • Did anyone watch a US blockbuster dubbed in Polish? Man! that's something special. the same guy dubs out of sync all the actors with a monotonous voice.
    • shiboleth
      As a kid I loved films with Schwarzenegger in Hungarian. Of course, all is one voice, whether male or female. Hilarious. However, I think that kung fu movies from Hong Kong (during seventies and eighties) , synchronized in English, have beaten them all.
      • ;D it's the antithesis of what's called "immersive experience".
        • shiboleth
          ;D Well, the other side is what? - an alert experience of discovering the plot?
          • No. It's called: "How to ruin a movie without ruining your budget". ;D
    • Gaspar
      You are mixing two different translation techniques that we have here in Poland :) First one is the classic dubbing - every character have a different actor. The second is a narration, a simple voice-over, which is sometimes even better than a dubbing because you can hear the original film sound yet you understand what everybody is saying.
      • Thanks for the info. Man! this narration thing is simply horrendous. ;D Better use the closed captioning if you want to keep the original language. this zombified voice kills any emotional scene.
    • You should see the documentary Chuck Norris vs Communism, you might like it.
      • Wow! I loved the trailer! This is a must see indeed. Thanks for the heads up.
  • shiboleth
    Eastern Europe is full of demons. No lack of them. And, of course, since that's customary over there, they can't stop making new ones and banish the old ones. Since I haven't seen the film, I can't say about this specific demon but I have strong doubts about the origin of the demon in this film. They say, it's a Jewish legend, but it also could be something that comes really handy in these modern times. Other than that, it looks good, I must say ...
    I was expecting some like "Golem" (THE X-FILES), but this looks very good. Whatever this is based on was probably The Old World's answer for schizophrenia.




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