Review by Adam Donato
The Devil Conspiracy is a horror movie about the reincarnation of the devil. An evil company uses the DNA of Christ to make a clone to be sacrificed to the devil so he can walk the Earth again. This crazy concept is concocted by first time writer and producer, Ed Alan. The movie is directed by Nathan Frankowski and stars Alice Orr-Ewing. Does this straight-to-Walmart-DVD movie utilize its genre well enough to warrant viewership from audiences?
One thing The Devil Conspiracy has going for it is the special effects are passable despite the lower budget. This is accomplished due to most of the film being shadowed in darkness. Nothing here looks outwardly phony and some of it is genuinely terrifying. There’s non-stop action and horror in this movie, which does a lot for the pacing as this movie is somewhat of a breeze. The plot is entirely nonsensical and insane so the appeal in this movie is solely the scares and the thrills. Not only is the movie visually dark, but its tone is completely dark as well, which fits the subject matter. That being said, there are moments where the film goes so over the top that it bleeds into camp. There’s a solid amount of self awareness that keeps this movie afloat.
None of the characters in this movie are interesting in the slightest. The main character played by Orr-Ewing is an American art historian who gets kidnapped by this evil cult to bear the child that will be possessed by Satan. But it's not just the bad guys with this power — Archangel Michael possesses the body of Father Marconi to take down the evil forces at bay. Not only is this concept entirely confusing, but it’s irrelevant in this movie as the star of the show is the scares and the thrilling sequences throughout. This is just a B-movie that will be seen by few, but will get the job done for the target audience.
The Devil Conspiracy is wild and crazy. This movie doesn’t stop as the characters are constantly tortured by evil beings throughout. The action is fun and the scares are better. It’s baseline entertainment, but it delivers what it set out to accomplish. Have a drink and enjoy the ride. This 2022 movie is finally getting its release in the middle of January 2023. It must be trying to be fresh in the minds of critics for awards season.
The Devil Conspiracy hits theaters on January 13.