Support Local Journalism. Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club.

Going Down 

The Devil takes a ride in M. Night Shyamalan's scary elevator

Co-produced and based on an original story by M. Night Shyamalan, the spooky, moderately successful little chiller Devil is about a group of strangers trapped in an elevator who discover that one of them is really -- well, the title sort of gives it away, doesn’t it? -- is the type of stripped-down, glorified B-flick we don’t see much these days. Props to Shyamalan for having the smarts to hire promising newcomers Drew and Erick Dowdle to direct and for lending his name and twists galore for marketing purposes. Devil won’t necessarily haunt your dreams, but it’s good enough for a few tingly “gotcha!” moments, and sometimes that’s enough. The mostly unfamiliar cast (the biggest name is Chris Messina, who played Amy Adams’ hubby in Julie & Julia) adds to the suspense, since it’s hard picking out the boogeyman when you don’t recognize anyone’s face or IMDB résumé. --Milan Paurich

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club


Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.


Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.


Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

More by Milan Paurich

Read the Digital Print Issue

December 1, 2021

View more issues

Most Popular

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

Staff Pick Events

  • Season's Bleedings @ Capitol Theatre

    • Sat., Dec. 4
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show @ Cedar Lee Theatre

    • First Saturday of every month

© 2021 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 505-8199
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation