PLOT: Servants of the Cernunnos diet, known as the ultimate hunter, free a group of people in the Black Forest of Germany to be hunted one by one.
REVISION: According to online trivia, Demigod Mississippi native writer / director Miles Doleac had an “academic focus” on Greco-Roman antiquity and earned a Ph.D. in Ancient History, and his education must have led him to the legend of Cernunnos, a deity in Gallo-Roman religion. Some believe that Cernunnos was considered the Lord of Animals or the Lord of Wild Things, and Doleac took that idea and followed it, building a horror movie around him. But Doleac not only put his education into practice in crafting Demigod, he has also used the film as a showcase for his German accent, in which he must be at least quite confident, if not proud. Some of the most important exposition lines in the film are spoken by the German character of Doleac, in English but with a strong accent.
Doleac isn’t the only cast member to have a fake accent, and when these people start talking, they tend to talk for several minutes. I have to admit that the spectacle of these accents distracted me from some important lines along the way, and I had to go back to them and listen to them again to properly assimilate what was being said. But in the end, I would say that it doesn’t really matter if you miss certain lines as you go. Demigod. If you understand the basic essence, there is a group of people living in the Black Forest of Germany who consider themselves “servants of the hunter” and the “protectors of the forest”, who send people out into the wild as a sacrifice for the Demigod Cernunnos – You have all the information you really need to know.
Doleac and co-writer Michael Donovan Horn try to get us emotionally involved in all of this by centering the story on Robin Murphy (Rachel Nichols) and her husband Leo (Yohance Myles), an American couple who have ventured into the Black Forest to visit the remote cabin that Robin’s late grandfather (played by Jeremy London in flashbacks and dreams) has left him. The characters are somewhat likable, and the actors do well in their roles – I’ve been a fan of Nichols since the days of Alias other P2“the hunter’s servants” capture them and send them to the 70,000-square-mile forest. “
The hunt begins, after Cernunnos devotees ramble for nearly ten minutes straight and finally release their victims, with about half of the 94-minute run time still left, but don’t wait. Demigod to become an exciting action festival at that time. The setup of people being stalked through the woods by a horned man-beast somehow seems rather dull when brought to the screen and filled with shrug-inducing characters, and the vision of a man-beast. with horns wearing a cape is more comical than scary. When you are watching a movie, anyway. I certainly wouldn’t want to meet a bloodthirsty horned man-beast wearing a cape in my personal life.
I found Demigod be a disappointingly disappointing movie and I can’t recommend looking for it. I wouldn’t call him outright bad, but I didn’t enjoy the time I spent with him. I couldn’t connect with the story or the characters, I didn’t care about anything that was happening, the presentation disliked me, and the action wasn’t exciting enough to make it worthwhile to go through the scenes around it.
This is the second Doleac movie that I have reviewed, the previous one was from last year. Dinner. I wasn’t a fan of that movie either, but I’d say Demigod it is an improvement mainly because it is 21 minutes shorter.
Gravitas Ventures is giving Demigod a theatrical release and VOD on October 15thth.