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Late Night with the Devil (2023)

A movie with David Dastmalchian as the lead? Yes please! Just got done watching "Late Night with the Devil" and man, what a trip! It's the funky '70s, Carson's running the show, and then there's Jack Delroy, our not-so-fancy talk show dude, played by David Dastmalchian. He's on a rollercoaster, playing a struggling talk show host, and a sprinkle of demonic possession thrown in for good measure. And Dastmalchian nails it with his mix of charm and underlying freak-out vibes. You can practically taste the tension coming off the screen.



The Cairnes brothers deserve major props for nailing the retro feels. From the vintage set design to the grainy, swivelling cameras, they whisk you straight back to the glory days of live TV. It's like stepping into a time warp, except this one's headed straight for hell. And speaking of hell, when the spooky stuff finally hits, the practical effects are wicked cool. Sure, they're not exactly mind-blowing, but they'll definitely make you jump.

 

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But here's where it gets interesting; Late Night with the Devil isn't just about the scares. It's all about messing with your head & the face-offs between skepticism and spooky stuff add a layer of intrigue, making you wonder what's legit and what's just smoke and mirrors. Sure, the ending might not be a total shocker, but sometimes it's more about the journey than the destination, you know?


TSHC Score: 7.5/10

While Late Night with the Devil is not perfect, it's a wicked fun ride that'll have you questioning reality – especially when the lights go out.

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