Late Night With the Devil

Late Night With the Devil

A live broadcast of a late-night talk show in 1977 goes horribly wrong, unleashing evil into the nation’s living rooms.

  • Released: 2023-03-10
  • Runtime: 86 minutes
  • Genre: Horror, Thrillers
  • Stars: Paula Arundell, Ian Bliss, David Dastmalchian, Laura Gordon, Fayssal Bazzi, Christopher Kirby, Ingrid Torelli, Josh Quong Tart, Steve Mouzakis, Georgina Haig, Gaby Seow, Michael Ironside, Mitchell Brotz, Imaan Hadchiti, Elise Jansen, Tamala Shelton, John O'May, Clare Chihambakwe, Declan Fay, Caspian Dezfouli
  • Director: Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes
  • londonelim - 16 June 2024
    Shouldn't use ai art in movies
    The ending was amazing with this movie allowing you to have your own interpretations, sadly though I cannot give this movie higher then a 2, because of their use of Ai images in the movie for instance one was the skeleton at the "we'll be right back screen."

    My interpretation was Jack makes a deal with a cult to get his show back up but in return his wife dies.

    But after a while the ratings start to drop again and so he tries to "summon the devil" to get the ratings to rise again but do to a cult member dress as a skeleton in the audience hypothesizing Jack, Jack ends up killing everyone at the end but seeing through his eyes the devil doing it.
  • jon_pratt12345 - 11 June 2024
    Fun horror expertly led by Dastmalchian
    I was only familiar with David Dastmalchian as a recognisable face, typically playing quirky peripheral characters. In Late Night with the Devil he is most definitely the lead, on screen 95% of the film, playing against-type, as a charismatic, popular, talk-show host. And Dastmalchian absolutely pulls it off.

    The story is a captivating mystery that unfolds slowly in the first half. A lot of exposition is delivered upfront, mainly focussing on Dastmalchian's successes and failures, building the stakes for the night of live television that will become the central focal point of the film.

    There is a found footage style that is followed loosely, and I found myself afterwards wondering why so many confidential conversations would have been recorded. But during the film, I really didn't care. I was fully absorbed as a sense of dread was built extremely effectively.

    I expected Late Night with the Devil to be a subtle, perhaps even arthouse horror. It was actually far more fun with numerous well-deployed horror film troupes and clichés. It was packed full of ideas and many Easter-eggs which I missed first time around.

    I would highly recommend this film for fans of horror cinema or anyone looking for a fun film night with friends.
  • claudio_carvalho - 3 June 2024
    The Price of the Success
    In 1971, in Chicago, Jack Delroy (David Dastmalchian) is the host of the late-night talk show "Night Owls". His marriage with the former theater actress Madeleine "Minnie" Piper (Georgina Haig) is an example of a successful marriage and commented by the media. In 1972, Jack signs a five-year contract with the owner of the television, Walker Bedford (John O'May), and intends to be the number one in the ratings, beating Johnny Carson show. He also joins the notorious and exclusive club "The Groove", where careers are made or destroyed. However, soon Minnie learns that has a terminal lung cancer and dies. In the Halloween of the 1977, Jack Delroy hosts a special show, interviewing the medium Christou (Fayssal Bazzi); the skeptical magician Carmichael Haig (Ian Bliss); and the parapsychologist June Ross-Mitchell (Laura Gordon), who has just released a book about the demoniac possession of her protégé Lilly D'Abo (Ingrid Torelli). Lilly was the only survivor of a cult and claims that the demon "Mr. Wriggles" lives in her body. June tries to stop her presentation, but Jack convinces her to conjure Mr. Wriggles to the audience. From this moment on, strange supernatural things happen in the studio.

    "Late Night with the Devil" is one of the most originals stories based on Faust. Jack Delroy forgets what he did in the past to be successful and now has a price to pay. This low budget movie shows that with good story, screenplay and cast it is possible to make a great film. My vote is eight.

    Title (Brazil): "Entrevista com o Demònio" ("Interview with the Demon")