Here’s the first installment of my top 31 films since 2000.
#31: The Damned (2014)
Set in Colombia, this witchy little gem is a fresh take on “the thing in the box” trope by asking, “What would you do if you found an abused young girl held captive by a weird old man who lives alone in the countryside?” You’d free her right? Right? Wrong. So wrong.
Randy teenagers aren’t the victims here, instead, like the Exorcist the tragedy exists primarily within a family, in fact within two families, and its cause is an ancient evil that delights in exploiting our innocence and our weaknesses, and feeds off trust and love to ultimately escape it’s prison and spread its suffering and pain onto the world.
Check out the trailer below and be sure to tune in tomorrow for #30.