The Truth About Demons [DVD] 
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When a brilliant doctor, Harry Ballard, discovers the core of evil, he is marked for destruction by the demon cult that uses its power. When he meets a gorgeous young woman (Katie Wolf) who has recently escaped from being a member of the cult, he gains the resources--and the love--required to fight against them.
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viewer to ponder upon briefly before the final scene. It had promise just not quite the finesse it needed to be a good psychological horror story,The saving grace is Karl Urban's performance, other than that it disappointed, hence 2 stars one for the promising beginning, and one for Karl Urban.
Harry's brother Richard had believed he was being chased by demons before he died. Harry, an anthropologist, starts researching and debunking the various cults and their beliefs. Then Harry receives an anonymous video tape of a meeting of one of these cults. The leader, Le Valliant (Jonathon Hendry) is seen threatening Harry's life. Harry laughs it off, even after he receives a visit from a strange young woman called Bennie (Katie Wolfe) - that is until he is kidnapped and drugged by cult members who have an intimate knowledge of his brother's life and death.
Unfortunately, just before the kidnapping he was smoking pot, which the blood tests show, and no-one believes him. He is forced to team up with Bennie who seemingly has the knowledge to protect him from the cult which she once belonged to.
New Zealand know how to do creepy really well, and this is no exception. Enjoyable is probably the wrong word, I found the film engrossing.
It also left me with a number of questions, for example, why doesn't he show the video tape to the police? (it proves what he says), and where does he keep getting the clothes from? One minute he's only got a pair of trousers and a thin jacket, the next he's got a jumper, shirt and shoes.
It's also a very good film if you're in to Karl Urban (which I am).
I'm not going to explain the plot as I think it would be impossible, but I'm glad I've seen it and I will watch it again.
I would say it's not for the faint hearted as there's lots of blood and gore and torture sequences which some people may find a bit disturbing.
the plot concerns Dr.Harry Ballard, who (since his brother's alleged ritualistic suicide) has become obsessed with exposing Satanic cults. Needless to say, said cults are not very happy about this; and one day Harry receives a threatening video tape in the mail. Things start to go downhill for the poor doctor very quickly after that.
This film is atmospheric, claustrophobic, paranoia inducing and very entertaining. I came away feeling as though I had just watched a David Lynch remake of 'Rosemary's Baby', which is no bad thing.
My only minor gripes are that the gore is pretty weak (I'm just playing devil's advocate there, pun intended. The gore is not really the point, despite the misleading tagline)and the last five seconds, which are totally unnecessary. It would've been better if this had ended in confusion, rather than an obviously tacked on money shot.
On the whole though, great fun and well worth the money. The bad guy is wonderfully creepy and camp, and Benny is my kinda nutjob.
The story line is mental and you'll just have to watch it to figure it out but would definitely recommend!
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Enjoyed this film. Ifyou are a Karl Urban fan, which I am, would recommend utPublished 21 months ago by catherine nelson