Our Evil (Mal Nosso)
Samuel Galli
Horror 92' (18+)
Brazil Portuguese with English Subs
Awards Best Director & Best Actor - A Night of Horror FF 2017, Best Feature - Macabro FF 2017
Festivals Insolito FF 2019, Horrorant FF, Blood Window Pinamar FF 2018, BARS FF, Night Visions FF, Blood Window Chile FF, Eiree Horror FF, A Night of Horror FF, IFI Horrorthon, NYC Horror FF, Sitges FF, Pancevo FF, BUT FF, Macabro FF, London Frightfest FF, Grossman FF WP Moscow FF 2017

A man with spiritualist powers is told by his mentor that a demonic entity is coming to destroy his daughter's soul, and that he should take drastic measures to stop this from happening.

South America — a continent with several rich traditions of black magic; not to mention Catholicism, magic realism and a recent history littered with political and social upheaval — has yielded a steady stream of genre fare. Interesting, accessible horror films have emerged from Uruguay (Silent House), Venezuela (The House at the End of Time), Colombia (Hidden Face) and Argentina (White Coffin).

To that growing list, Brazilian writer-director Samuel Galli contributes his assured debut feature Our Evil (Mal Nosso), a genuinely original horror movie that proves unpredictable, provocative, affecting and creepy. A shoo-in for a remake rights sale, this may also become a break-out cult hit with discerning fright fans already proven willing to embrace the subtitled likes of Martyrs, Let the Right One In or Under the Shadow. Using impressive physical effects, Our Evil features gruesome gore sequences which never descend into gratuitousness.