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Speak No Evil (2013/Lionsgate DVD)

Picture: B- Sound: B- Extras: D Film: C-

The Demon's Got Your Tongue

Speak No Evil, written and directed by Roze, is a poor re-imagining of John Carpenter's Village of the Damned remake mixed with The Crazies mixed with a Paranormal Activity-esque vibe. There are some moments that work and are generally creepy and then there's the rest of this movie. Mainly the last act - which is pretty not scary and features several possessed young girls screaming and crying and groaning non-stop for about fifteen minutes at a time.

When Anna's daughter Joey goes missing, it's assumed to be the result of bad parenting - but dark forces are suspected when every child in town also disappears. The children return but show signs of demonic possession, and proceed to attack the town. Forced to wage a violent campaign against the children, the townspeople go on a bloody rampage, but Anna refuses to believe her daughter is lost to the devil and will do whatever it takes to save her from the demon inside.

The film stars Mario Guzman, Olivia Cavender, Carl Jensen, Gabrielle Stone, Elisabeth Cavender, Annalise Cavender, Greg Bronson, and Cesar Garcia.

The DVD presentation of the film is fine for the DVD format and features a standard definition presentation with a 1.85:1 widescreen aspect ratio and a lossy English 5.1 Dolby Digital Track. Aside from English and Spanish subtitles, the only supplement is a trailer gallery.

All in all, this film seemed more intriguing in its cleverly edited teaser trailer then it turned out. The effects are so so and there are some creepy moments but all in all this it feels pretty uninspired.

- James Harland Lockhart V



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