Review: Demon [Monte’s Take]

Everything that happened after the vows on my wedding day is a bit of blur. The whirlwind reception of meet-and-greets with family and friends went by in a flash, so whenever a newly engaged couple asks me for advice about their wedding day, I tell them to remember to eat their dinner.

A wedding is the setting for director Marcin Wrona’s Demon, a satire as well as a horror film that evokes Polish history and culture to compose a remarkable genre-bending feature.

Piotr (Itay Tiran) is traveling from London to a small Polish town to meet his bride, Zaneta (Agnieszka Zulewska). Piotr and Zaneta are in a relatively new relationship, and their quick move towards marriage has made Zaneta’s father, Zygmunt (Andrzej Grabowski) cautious. The young couple plans on living in the dilapidated house of Zaneta’s grandfather, where they are also holding the wedding in a nearby barn.
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