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The devil lives here
If in the new century they still tell to us about creepy houses, dark
basements, guys sentenced to a painful death and cursed dead who want
to get back among the living, well, it's a sign that the authors
haven’t more ideas. And it’s a bad thing. And in a movie
entitled "O Diabo Mora Aqui," what do you think it will happen? There
will be at least an evil being somewhere and someone at its side.
Therefore, it is in fact in this Brazilian film, inspired by
"Candyman", which marks the debut of Rodrigo Gasparini and Dante
Vescio, which not only doesn’t tell anything new, but also get us
totally upset. This is a great waste, because the two behind the camera
are pretty damn good, as much as Kaue Zilli who care a splendid
cinematography and as much as all actors great in making the
characters. So sorry that they are at the service of a rather
predictable story. Actually, the script has some merit too. It starts
from the Brazilian folklore and mixes with history, with the period of
slavery, to be exact. In addition, especially there aren’t good
or bad characters, but a challenge, so to speak, between two factions.
Apolo lives in an estate somewhere. Ale, Jorge and Magu, his friends,
went to him to pass a cheerful weekend. However, on the site it
circulates a legend, well known to Apolo. Centuries ago the estate was
of a certain Barão do Mel (Honey Baron if you prefer), a
landowner very bad who ha at his will the life and virtues of his
slaves. Among them, there is Bento, a victim of the evil of man, forced
to eat a whole jar of honey. A slave revolt avenges injustices. Baron
was assassinated and with him the illegitimate son newborn, who he had
with the mother of Bento.
The legend says that every nine months, it is possible to revive these
souls, thirsting for revenge. And that's what wants to do Apolo,
unbeknownst to his friends and without knowing that brothers Sebastiao
and Luciano want to make sure that no one accomplishes this thing.
The souls naturally wake up, creating a clash between factions and the showdown between Bento and the Baron.
The first part of the story is a long preparation for action in which
Gasparini and Vescio create a great dramatic crescendo, which leads to
lively and well-made horror scenes, which plays a fundamental role the
aforementioned beautiful cinematography, a great direction directing
and a good use of music.
A young cast, who’s most famous name, is Ivo Muller who plays the
ruthless Baron, perfectly conveys all the emotions of the characters.
Worth seeing for its style. And if the teachers at the school said "the
idea is good but it is made badly" (ie you are an incompetent), here it
is reversed. The realization is excellent, but the idea does not shake
us too much.