A terrifying blend of twisted occult horror and hard-as-nails British gangster.
The hitman's working day can often be a dangerous affair. But when two hardened East End assassins find themselves embroiled in the dark, deadly mysteries of the occult their job gets that much harder.
Brilliantly acted, soundly crafted, an eerily effective gem - Fright Fest
Unmissable - The Independent
Excellent - Kim Newman
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Anamorphic Widescreen, Cast/Crew Interview(s), Commentary, Deleted Scenes, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Two hit men, veteran Pinner (Billy Clarke) and the fumbling new guy, Cully (Jack Gordon), are ordered to take out one of their former associates. While the target is out on the town, the two stake out in his house. As boredom kicks in, Cully requests Pinner tell a story of his past. Pinner chooses a dark and haunting one. He tells Cully about Valentina, a stripper that he and his associates were ordered to take out - and not to dinner. Pinner brings out the demons - first figuratively, then literally - as he unfolds the story of a love affair gone awry. The supernatural suggestions of Pinne''s story put Cully on edge and when they see occult symbols on an investigation of the rest of the house, their imaginations turn towards the sinister. They slowly realize their target isn't exactly who he seems to be; this job isn't going to be as easy as they first assumed; and their perceived upper-hand in the situation begins to quickly reverse. The Devil's Business marks the second directorial feature from writer/director, Sean Hogan (he also directed the opening segment for 2011's Little Deaths horror anthology). Set almost entirely inside the home of producer Jennifer Handorf's in-laws, Hogan proves that you can work within a confines of a micro-budget and still deliver genuine tension. I"ll take strong performances, crisp dialogue and an innovative plot over CGI renderings and crane shots any day of the week. ...The Devil's Business