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Demon House(2019)(Review)[Weirdo Wednesday]

Zak Bagans is the host/lead investigator of Discovery Channel’s ‘Ghost Adventures’ TV series. Over the span of 17 seasons since 2008 – including a recent renewal deal for 3 more seasons – he has gone to strenuous lengths to try to capture authentic paranormal activity for recorded history.

In 2018, he heard a viral news story of a home in Gary, Indiana that was being dubbed as a ‘Portal to Hell’. There was a massive story about a family being demonically possessed – which included a story of a boy physically walking backwards up the wall of a hospital in the presence of several medical staff, his family, and even Child Care workers. You can read the actual news stories here (https://www.usatoday.com/…/family-possessed…/4939953/).

When he heard the property was being put up for sale, he purchased it sight-unseen. ‘Demon House’ is the story of him visiting the property for the very first, and final time. It features extensive series of interviews, dramatic reenactments, and finishes with him literally boarding himself in the home by himself for an entire night and trying to make contact.

Spoiler alert, but the film is filled with a lot of strange synchronicity, terrifying evidence, and chaotic situations. Including an exorcism on film, terrifying shapes and movement, and stomach-churning noises. Everybody involved in this film was horribly affected, including some members being sent to emergency rooms, some quitting mid-filming, and some becoming allegedly demonically attached.

Your experience with this film entirely depends on what you bring to the table. I personally am a huge advocate in these studies, and I found this to be one of the scariest films I’ve ever seen – a literal ‘elevated’ horror. But if you are a skeptic who cannot be moved, you will probably find it to be annoying. I would say though that if you are someone who is right in the middle of believing, this may very well convince you in one direction or another.

And most importantly, the film begins with a very serious warning that demonologists and high-ranking members of the church believe that demons could possibly attach themselves and transmit through electrical frequencies. It is strongly suggested that this very footage could literally be cursed. All I can say to that is when it was over the first time I watched it with my girlfriend, we were both utterly terrified. But not like a normal terrified… the walls were darker, the energy was more oppressive, we were scared to enter a room alone, and this dark depressive feeling hung around us for many days.

Consider this my strong recommendation, as well as a strong warning.

5/5
“Demon House” is currently available on Amazon Prime, Vudu, and Apple TV.

‘TIl Next Time,
Mike Cleopatra

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