‘When Evil Lurks’: ‘Terrified’ Director’s Next Will Deliver the Inferno!

A Bloody Disgusting favorite, Terrified delivered the goods. Meagan Navarro raved it delivered a “nonstop barrage of scares and super creepy set pieces… the equivalent of venturing into a haunted house attraction.”

Director Demian Rugna has set up his next horror, When Evil Lurks, “revolving on timeless horror concepts and adding contemporary twists,” writes Variety, which further adds that Shudder has taken international rights.

“The film unspools in a remote village where two brothers find a demon-infected man just about to give birth to evil itself.

“In a time when exorcism looks to be of little use to ward off evil, after warning the neighbors in town, they decide to get rid of the man but merely succeed in helping him to deliver the inferno.”

Fernando Díaz’s Machaco Films and Roxana Ramos’s Aramos Cine in Argentina and Agustina Chiarino and Fernando Epstein at Uruguay’s Mutante will co-produce the film. It will be the first production by new label La Puerta Roja, a joint venture partnership between Machaco and Aramos.

When Evil Lurks will be a double challenge for me and the viewer –complex to stage and also very stark for anyone who watches it,” Rugna told the site.

Adds producer Fernando Díaz: “We’re trying to tell a macabre story with an extremely oppressive and realistic atmosphere, but with a frantic rhythm, without abandoning a strong narrative. A genuine universe that re-signifies the tales of evil and curses; a rural environment on a monotonous plain, interrupted by a series of images and extremely lurid sequences.”

Shooting is scheduled to begin in March next year.