One of my favorite experiences at last year's Overlook Film Festival was witnessing a screening of Colin Cairnes and Cameron Cairnes' Late Night with the Devil. A film that will transfix you from its very first frame to the moment its eerie end credits roll, Late Night with the Devil is a must-see movie bolstered by a powerful performance from the always-great David Dastmalchian.
If you missed Late Night with the Devil on the festival circuit, you'll be able to see it soon when it comes to theaters on March 22nd, followed by a streaming release on Shudder beginning April 19th, and a new teaser trailer offers a ghoulish glimpse into the film's depiction of a late-night talk show that takes a demonic turn one fateful (and frightful) Halloween in 1977.
Synopsis: October 31, 1977. Johnny Carson rival Jack Delroy hosts a syndicated late night talk show ‘Night Owls’ that has long been a trusted companion to insomniacs around the country. A year after the tragic death of Jack’s wife, ratings have plummeted. Desperate to turn his fortunes around, Jack plans a Halloween special like no other, unaware that he is about to unleash evil into the living rooms of America.
Written and Directed by: Colin Cairnes and Cameron Cairnes
Starring: David Dastmalchian, Laura Gordon, Ian Bliss, Ingrid Torelli, Fayssal Bazzi, Rhys Auteri
Produced by: Derek Dauchy, Roy Lee, Steven Schieder, Matt Govoni, John Malloy, Adam White
Run Time: 87 min