"Sorry About the Demon"
Written and directed by Austin-based filmmaker Emily Hagins, the horror comedy Sorry about the Demon finds a newly single man moving into a lovely old house that is also home to two ghosts and a demon desperate to find a new human body to possess. Played by Jon Michael Simpson, Will is unaware that the owners have rented him the house with the intent of serving him up as a human sacrifice to the malevolent Deomonous (voiced by Hagins regular Tony Vespe) in a bid to save their possessed young daughter. But, as Will quickly learns, Deomonous is not easily appeased. Produced by the Austin-based genre production company Paper Street Pictures, Sorry About the Demon will screen at 6:45 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Galaxy Theatres Austin during the Other Worlds Film Festival. Austin native Emily Hagins earned a name for herself at age 12 when she made her directorial debut with the horror film Pathogen. She has since directed the features The Retelling, My Sucky Teen Romance, Grow Up, Tony Phillips, and Coin Heist. She also wrote and directed the V/H/S TV miniseries segment “First Kiss,” which starred Sorry About the Demon’s Jon Michael Simpson. Her Scare Package segment, “Cold Open,” marked her first collaboration with Paper Street Pictures. Sorry About the Demon will premiere on Shudder in 2023.
Aired: Nov. 29, 2022.