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Credits
  • Director: Rodrigo Gasparini, Dante Vescio
  • Producer: M.M. Izidoro
  • Screenwriters: Guilherme Aranha, Rafael Baliú, M.M. Izidoro
  • Cast: Pedro Carvalho, Ivo Müller, Sidney Santiago, Clara Verdier, Diego Goullart, Pedro Caetano, Felipe Frazão, Mariana Cortines
  • Cinematography: Kaue Zilli
Product Details
  • Format: DVD
  • Catalog: ART50
  • UPC: 851597006278
  • ISBN: 978-1-939196-69-9
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Country: Brazil
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Year: 2015
  • Length: 80
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Color: Color
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Three teenagers go on a trip to visit their friend Apolo at his family’s farm for a weekend of fun. At the same time, Sebastião and his younger brother Luciano are getting ready to perform the spiritual ritual their family has been tasked with every nine months, for centuries.On the night the two groups meet, they find out that what they thought were scary tales becomes more than real. It is now up to them to prevent evil to be born and take over the world.
Reviews

“From first-time directors Rodrigo Gasparini and Dante Vescio, The Devil Lives Here mines a rich vein of Brazilian folklore to spin a creepy and ultimately terrifying yarn about a single night’s battle in an ancient war between good and evil. Though stripped down and raw, The Devil Lives Here demonstrates a clear vision and remarkable proficiency in storytelling, atmosphere, and anxiety, and fear. While their film looks and feels like a true original, it pulsates with echoes of cinematic forebears like Raimi’s The Evil Dead, the Barker-penned Candyman, and even further back to White Zombie and the Val Lewton classics that followed. With their focus on suspense before shock, dread before gore, and character before all the rest, Gasparini and Vescio have constructed a tight, atmospheric horror fable that holds you in the moment…and then leaves you looking forward to what else these filmmakers have in store for horror fans in the years to come.” –Horror News

“A vivid thriller that entertains on several levels. The Devil Lives Here is a definite win for me, and I suggest giving this Brazilian treat a look.” – ShatteredRavings

“…Really well made, absorbing, and fun to watch…Smartly concise and beautiful to look at, The Devil Live Here is a stylish, highly entertaining film…” – ClevelandMovieBlog

The Devil Lives Here is fast-paced, has a tight storyline, and unbelievable acting … The dialogue is realistic, and each character is fully developed. By the time the action really kicks off, the viewer feels for each character and excellent dialogue. With plenty of twists and turns to keep the viewer on the edge of their seats, its uniqueness makes it a must watch for all Horror fans. In addition, the cinematography and special effects are likewise excellent and cement this story into the tight movie it is. 5 out of 5 stars.” – CrypticRock

The Devil Lives Here is sorely what the horror community needs and desires, an original vision of spine-tingling Brazilian folklore horror…From the opening scenes of Müller’s sadist applications upon a humble whimpering slave to the highly climactic and unforgettable shocking end, Vescio and Gaspapini details every inch of reel with patience, organization, realism, and a sense of admiration for one of a kind antecedent horror films and concocts a molotov cocktail spiced with numerous Brazilian folklore….The Devil Lives Here will completely suck you into the original narrative and curse you with screen glued eyeballs to deliver an inspired and indigenous film that shouldn’t be missed by any horror fan.” – ItsBlogginEvil

“Some surprises are certified horrifying….a winner. Gasparini and Vescio flesh out the characters ultimately enables The Devil Lives Here to usurp the standard ghost story. Technically speaking, the flick also looks superb, the cuts coming at the right moments, the beats timed perfectly. The low lighting and grimy image of the film serve as a nod to grindhouse features — think of the aesthetics in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, clean that image up just a tiny bit, and that’s about the look we get from The Devil Lives Here. There’s an all-around strength to the chemistry of the film’s players….makes for a dark and tense adventure into the unknown.” AddictedToHorrorMovies

“A crossbreed of The Evil Dead (teenagers tamper with demonic forces in a cabin which has a sinister basement) and Candyman (though here the honey/bee-associated ghost is a slave-master, not a lynching victim). …There are imaginative apparitions – a hood/wicker-mask outfit for one of the spectres suggests a man with a beehive for his head – and there’s a potent cocktail of racial and historical injustices bubbling throughout.” – Kim Newman

“So sit back and let me tell ya why THE DEVIL LIVES HERE is much more than meets the outre eye! For those that require comparisons before they dive into a fright flick, I’d say the best way to imagine the arcane aesthetics of THE DEVIL LIVES HERE is to picture a film created by Sam Raimi and Dario Argento working in tandem. Sound insane? Well it is and amazingly the style gels into something loaded with mounting tension, ancient rituals, and visual flair for miles. In short, I really can’t recommend THE DEVIL LIVES HERE enough; it’s a fantastic fright flick that plays like a fever dream and features a great villain that you’ll love to hate. Check this one out immediately my creeps!” OutreEye

“Directors Rodrigo Gasparini and Dante Vescio give us a movie where the acting is near perfect and the screenplay keeps us on the edge of our seats. The film is rooted in Brazilian folklore, which gives it a very individualistic quality. It is visually beautiful to watch and is filled with atmosphere. The gradual build-up might test patience but overall this is more than a film, it is an experience.” – Amos Lassen

The Devil Lives Here…can get horror fans excited about the holidays. This would be a fun present. It has such a great pacing, and a understanding of what they want to get out of the story. A little more depth would have helped the film, but compared to other films out there, this film does a fair job at keeping your interest. I have to recommend this film, as I am going to be watching it again to see if it makes more sense in repeat viewings.” – WickedChannel

“With all the horror films I have been watching recently it was actually refreshing to see one that made no attempt to add in comedic elements, this is straight horror all the way through….Visually this looks great, I loved the directing, and the use of editing such as Ale’s art house style premonitions of the horror to come. Special effects were also cool…If you are after horror you will find it with The Devil Lives Here, and you will find a great antagonist thanks to Muller, and great special effects.” –TheRottingZombie

The Devil Lives Here (aka: The Fostering) has a real regional aspect to it, rooted in Brazilian folklore, which gives it a very individualistic quality. It’s gorgeous to look at too; shot with a lush warm glow, there’s a degree of early Guillermo Del Toro here, circa The Devil’s Backbone (2001) and Cronos (1993). Drenched in atmosphere, its gradual build-up may prove a patience tester for some, but for those of us in the throes of withdrawal symptoms with this drought of quality foreign language horror, then this temporarily quenches our thirst.” – ZombieHamster

“Brazilian filmmakers Dante Vescio and Rodrigo Gasparini….very much mark themselves as talents to watch with their feature debut. The Devil Lives Here’s themes of slavery and recurring images of bees and honey may invite comparisons to Candyman, but while at the film’s heart lies an occult chiller, it feels at times far closer to The Evil Dead. It grabs you by the throat and rattles your nerves in a manner not at all unlike a Sam Raimi flick. The Devil Lives Here is the most beautiful nightmare you’re likely to have in a while…the tightly-woven story is expertly and efficiently told, leaking its secrets gradually as it builds and builds to its frenzied finale. Part period horror, part morality tale and part rural shocker…an impressive entry in the new wave of South American terror, and as pure a horror film as you could hope to see. – Kevin Farrow, ScreamHorrorMag

The Devil Lives Here is the Brazilian Candyman. See the movie when you get the chance.. The imagery is inspired and terrifying…the visuals and the frights will translate into a fun and terrifying ride for anyone willing to get on board – no matter where you’re from or what language you speak. When the opportunity arises (like the long-dead slave Bento), go see it.” – HorrorFreakNews

“For a debut feature film, The Devil Lives Here  demonstrates Gasparini and Vescio’s skills in direction and presentation. With a modest budget and quick shooting schedule, there were production restrictions from the start. Restrictions aside, the pair have a strong grasp on what makes a film look good and they made the most of what they had available to them.” Andrew Mack, – ScreenAnarchy

Screenings
2015 - Sitges Film Festival
2015 - Morbido FilmFest
2016 - BIFF - Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival
2016 - FilmQuest
Awards
FilmQuest - Best Foreign Film
About the Director

Brazilian directors Rodrigo Gasparini and Dante Vescio became known to the horror genre with their short “M Is For Mailbox” (ABCs of Death 2 contest entry). The Devil Lives Here (O Diabo Mora Aqui) is their debut full length horror and is the first stage of a larger project untitled URBANIA from Producer M.M Izidoro. Project which will dive deep into Brazil’s urban legends in a format that will span both film and television. The film had its World Premiere at the Sitges Film Festival in 2015.

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Credits
  • Director: Rodrigo Gasparini, Dante Vescio
  • Producer: M.M. Izidoro
  • Screenwriters: Guilherme Aranha, Rafael Baliú, M.M. Izidoro
  • Cast: Pedro Carvalho, Ivo Müller, Sidney Santiago, Clara Verdier, Diego Goullart, Pedro Caetano, Felipe Frazão, Mariana Cortines
  • Cinematography: Kaue Zilli
Product Details
  • Format: DVD
  • Catalog: ART50
  • UPC: 851597006278
  • ISBN: 978-1-939196-69-9
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Country: Brazil
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Year: 2015
  • Length: 80
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Color: Color
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