THE DEVIL’S WELL *** U.S.A. 2018 Dir: Kurtis Spieler 88 mins
Paranormal investigator couple Bryan Marks (Bryan Manley Davis) and Karla Marks (Anne-Marie Mueschke), head to the infamous Devil’s Well in Connecticut to do an investigation that their website viewers recommend they do. Whilst doing the investigation Karla goes missing, which of course makes Bryan suspect number one.
After a year of being under suspicion and the police unable to make a case stick against him, Bryan calls on the paranormal investigator team SIGNS to help him document a new investigation and find out the truth about Karla’s disappearance. As the team investigate the supposed portal to hell Devil’s Well, they do experience some unexplained activity but the worse is yet to come. While the format of paranormal investigators exploring strange spooky places shot within a found footage style is nothing new, THE DEVIL’S WELL has what alot miss out on…interesting characters. For the most part the interviews in the documentary part of this film come across as convincing which is rare in these type of movies, this helps give the storyline a realism. Don’t expect to see blood and limbs flying here and there as this film is very much about building suspense. It does seem a little rushed towards the end but it manages to keep the allure of the well. Found footage movies are a dime a dozen nowadays but this is by far one of the better ones on the market, so sit back, relax and whatever you do don’t go playing by that damn well.
Review by Peter ‘Witchfinder‘ Hopkins