After splitting up from his long-term girlfriend, customer services rep and amateur cake baker, Will, moves into a new house as he deals with the emotional fallout from his break-up. However, shortly after moving into his new home, Will discovers it is haunted by a demonic presence.

With the aid of his best friend Patrick, Will attempts to deal with the spiritual squatters as best as he can. But with his ex-girlfriend still on his mind, and his life not quite going the way he planned, Will could have one hell of a battle on his hands.

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Written and directed by Emily Hagins, Sorry About the Demon stars Jon Michael Simpson, Jeff McQuitty, Olivia Ducayen, and Paige Evans. The movie is a comedy-horror, shot on a meagre budget, and is new to Shudder from today.

Well-meaning, playful in places, and likeable in part, Sorry About the Demon is a decent enough horror romp, which tries to have a bit of fun with the genre. It’s not amazing stuff, but it’s not bad either, and if you are a horror-junkie, then you may find something appealing.

However, this film is probably best described as horror-lite, as the chills are kept to a bare minimum. Sorry About the Demon is more concerned with being jovial, rather than scary, so do keep this in mind if you’re after something dark.

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When Sorry About the Demon works best is when it leans a little more into the darkness, so it does suffer a bit with its more comedic tone. The film also struggles with its midsection, which sags and flounders in places, and this is a shame.

But Sorry About the Demon gets a second wind as it heads towards its finale, and this is where writer/director Hagins demonstrates a great deal of potential in her film. Hagins certainly knows her way around horror, so perhaps a few more scares would have made this a stronger title?

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While it’s not one of Shudder’s hidden gems, Sorry About the Demon is OK for what it is. With a bit more money, and possibly a few tweaks this could have been a stronger piece, but the film is fine in places and for some horror fans that might be enough.

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