Admittedly, while the new trailer for “Demonic” finally slips out some long-awaited story details, it also keeps the finer plot points as mysterious as ever. The trailer doesn’t give away why or how Angela appears to have been possessed, but it does give plenty of imagery and vague hints — just enough to give those anticipating the movie plenty to discuss and theorize about. After witnessing horrific events within the simulation, Carly seems to start hallucinating in the real world, with one shot showing her wrist being cut without any objects near it, as well as some creepy claws belonging to some hellish monster.
Carly isn’t entirely alone, though — because whatever might be happening to her, the trailer also introduces a black ops force employed by the Vatican, with Christian tattoos potentially offering some protection against the underworldly monstrosities and happenings as they explore what might be the remains of the building Angela burnt down. As for what they find there, much less what happens to Carly and her mother, we’ll just have to wait until the movie releases to find out.
Neill Blomkamp’s “Demonic” hits theaters August 20, and comes to VOD the following week on August 27.