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Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes

Late Night with the Devil

Edition 2023
86' - 2023 - Horror - Dialogue: English
Director: Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes Composer: Roscoe James Irwin, Glenn Richards With: David Dastmalchian, Laura Gordon, Ian Bliss
In the satirical found footage thriller Late Night with the Devil things go from bad to worse during a cursed talk show broadcast live on national TV in the 1970s. It's like having The Exorcist on Gert Late Night. Is there a demonologist in the audience?
Late Night with the Devil directed by Australian brothers Cameron and Colin Cairnes, proves that 'found footage' films can still offer originality. They unveil the so-called never-before-seen last footage of a doomed late-night talk show from 1977. In the cutthroat battle for ratings, host Jack Delroy (cult actor David Dastmalchian in a well-deserved leading role) goes all out with a Halloween special. Guests include a clairvoyant, a self-important hypnotist, the author of the parapsychological book Conversations with the Devil, and her potentially possessed study subject. The cleverly staged behind-the-scenes look sardonically winks at the collective trance of late-night TV and America's morbid fascination with the occult, sandwiched between commercials. The seventies atmosphere is spot-on down to the smallest details, and the special effects are devilishly good.
“The third feature from Australia's Cairnes Brothers is a clever construct [...] bringing novel twists to familiar genre tropes, by positing occult mayhem during a live broadcast of a 1970s network talk show. [...] The mix of vintage showbiz cheese and demonic doings is distinctive.” - Variety

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Credits

Director

Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes

Composer

Roscoe James Irwin, Glenn Richards

With

David Dastmalchian, Laura Gordon, Ian Bliss

Scenario

Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes

Director of Photography

Matthew Temple

Editor

Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes

Producer

David Dastmalchian, Derek Dauchy, Mat Govoni, Roy Lee, John Molloy, Steven Schneider, Adam White

Production studios

Future Pictures

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

Australia, United Arab Emirates

Year

2023

Filmography

Cameron Cairnes
Celestial Avenue (short, 2009), 100 Bloody Acres (2012), Scare Campaign (2016), Late Night with the Devil (2023)
Colin Cairnes
Beggar's Belief (short, 2008), Celestial Avenue (short, 2009), 100 Bloody Acres (2012), Scare Campaign (2016), Late Night with the Devil (2023)

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