The Evil Down the Street (2019) - Drama, Horror, Mystery

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The Ryan family moves into their new dream home having no idea their new home is possessed by a demon. Katie Ryan becomes tormented by the demon and begins to terrorize her family. A Paranormal Horror Thriller inspired by true events.

IMDB: 5.2
Director: David J. Espinosa
Stars: Kelton Jones, Alena Gerard
Length: 97 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 39 out of 237 found boring (16.45%)

One-line Reviews (127)

obviously the cast & crew must've registered and all voted 9's & 10's, because this movie feels overly long at 97 minutes and OVERLY BORING due to horrible, dull pacing.

The camera movement was not intrusive but allowed the action to take place, relying on the psychological fears and unpredictable actions.

You Know It's True Because It's Boring .

The movie was only 1 hour and 37 minutes, but I could have sworn I lost 3 hours of my life.

This was well worth the watch.

Lots of jump scares, very entertaining, and knowing it was based on real events of course kept it interesting!

Entertaining movie, good scares .

A really great suspenseful film.

The cast did a superior job with facial movement, timing and cadence of their voices to keep viewers on the edge of their seat for what would come next.

The story is incredibly boring due to how terribly written the dialogue is and even more terribly delivered the acting is.

This movie gets it's scares from genuinely creepy and suspenseful moments.

If they decide against doing that, then you end up with The Evil Down The Street, a film so boring that it could easily marketed as a cure for insomnia.

For me it was a fascinating study of the family tension that occurs when the mother is for some reason not present in her role, in this case because she was possessed.

Enjoyed it immensely .

Complete & Utter Borefest .

It's beyond boring and just goes on and on and on until you just wanna cry for the time you wasted watching this terrible mess.

Nothing happens.

Yowie wowie, there is a disturbingly large number of painfully fake reviews for this film all with some of the most boring and generic titles plastered on the first page.

some will enjoy a creepy slow cook indie suspense film.

I highly recommend it!

Historical Suspenseful Thriller .

This one took me two nights to get through because I fell asleep halfway through.

The Evil Down the Street has the true sensibility of the horror film genre, and offers viewers a genuinely suspenseful ride.

I'd sooner watch paint dry then rewatch this film ever again!!!

It gets right to the point quickly, and then just goes slowly from there.

Not to mention the acting is terrible, storyline is terrible, ending is terrible, such a waste of time.

Absolutely nothing happens.

A good independent slow burn thriller .

Not a blood and guts horror film which is great if, like me, you prefer slow burn creepy stories!

Unfortunately, the story built slowly, slowly, slowly, but finally ever so slowly just dribbled out into an empty ending.

Waste of time.

Was always on the edge never knowing what was going to happen next love loves it something I could watch with the grandchildren with anyone you can tell a lot of hard work went into it thank you for entertaining me

Worth Watching if you like movies with Demons .

Ugghhh waste of time!!!

The story is also compelling because it is supposedly based on real events - creepy!!

Not many scares, and when there is, its predictable by the change in music...

Finally a horror movie that doesnt use a ton of CGI with a decent plot line ..I thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommend it to anyone who likes the whole horror genre...

A slow burner with good character development, which helps with the films climax.

Atmospheric slow burn possession story .

I can see where it needed work but overall I really enjoyed it.

The director makes a great job in bringing mystery to this spooky tale, he does it in a very engaging way.

This indie horror flick will keep u on the edge of your seat.

It will keep you on the edge of your seat as the movie progresses.

Just don't waste your time.

A suspenseful story set in a house where things go bump in the night.

Suspenseful indie thriller .

Entertaining Indie Thriller .

A fun, intriguing watch with great production value!

Boring .

Cliche after cliche with every single horror the same.

worth watching .

Enjoyed It .

I feel like it was a complete waste of time!!!

It relies instead on intriguing character interaction.

The entire thing was a horribly slow build up to the absolute worst "exorcism" scene I have ever seen.

This is a boring and dumb movie.

One of the better features here is the rather intriguing slow-burn build-up of the supernatural activities within the house.

Unexpected .

I enjoyed the movie well thought outit was well acted I thought, I enjoyed it and fresh and new

As some of the better reviews mentioned, I liked the slow pacing and the avoidance of the gratuitous use of CGI.



The acting was beyond terrible, the plot while interesting at first became boring, the ending made me want to throw the whole tv away.

just BAD and excruciatingly BORING.

The movie gets intense, creepy, and leaves you on edge wondering whats going to happen next.

A snore fest with nothing happening .

Captivating and suspenseful indie horror/thriller that was well written and well executed.

The sacrifices are immense, the collaboration magical if done right, the pressure intense.

With the switch over into a fine possession film as the angle becomes more obvious going into the finale that gives this a positive ending for once, which is what's enjoyable about this one.

This film is just overall boring.

The heavy atmothphere in the house is palpable and the intense acting makes for a great suspense.

I enjoyed it very much.

Fun, intense indie horror .

The Evil Down the Street is an intriguing supernatural thriller.

If you feel like being really bored for an hour and a half or you just can't fall asleep, I would recommend it.

Worth the watch.

Definitely worth watching.

Worth the watch.

A well-done Indie Horror Film that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

I Enjoyed It .

Intriguing, suspenseful, well shot and wonderfully cast.

Yawn .

Very engaging and cleverly plotted.

Slow just slow .

it's a slow pace film but suspenseful enough to keep you glued.

The fact that this movie is inspired by true events makes it even more thrilling.

It ticks all the horror story boxes: demons, horror house, religion etc. Great story, solid acting, awesome cinematography - definitely worth watching :)

It's a nice smooth slow build with some scary jumps in there just to keep you on your toes.

Suspenseful indie thriller about a family trying to get settled in a new house that has a devilish spirt.

The sound was cringey, camerawork was confusing and weirdly cobbled together, and let's not forget the tired old 'ouija board' plotline.

The mixed acting quality compromised the film's potential, but Tara Milante who plays elder daughter Kristen is very engaging in her role and lends a strong relatable quality to the family story at the core of this film.

The grounded nature of it all keeps the film more engaging and relatable than most movies in this genre.

Very well done and worth watching for horror and non-horror fans alike.

This has got to be a true story because nobody could intentionally write something this boring.

It is a slow simmer build that had some pretty nice moments of freaky possession going on.

The story is completely cliche.

Engaging storyline and relatable characters.

This film had me on the edge of my seat the entire time just waiting for the right moment to jump from my seat with the suspens and antipication

The Boredom Down the Street .

This movie was slow and boring.

I had a hard time staying awake through it.

consistently eerie and engaging .

Waste of time!

Absolutely enjoyable classic.

Suspenseful entertainment .

There's plenty of scares and an entertaining through line.

The actress Alena Gerard perfectly portrays what a real life possession would look like and the way she is quickly able to go from sweet housewife/ mother to something a lot more sinister and dark is truly mind boggling.

Truly suspenseful and terrifying .

The suspenseful tone is sustained throughout, and I found the resolution gratifying.

This movie has no story & the worst 'acting' I use the word lose, that I have ever seen in my life!

An entertaining Indie Horror .

Evil Down the Street is an entertaining Indie Horror in the vein of paranormal activity.

Sat down to watch this knowing very little about it, was setting myself up for bog standard evening of sub par horror cliche.

The cinematography was beautiful and the opening shot was stunning.

The Evil Down the Street is a well written suspenseful indie film about demonic possession.

Her character became so unpredictable, there was a constant feeling of foreboding.


This has to be the most boring possession ever and the exorcism was over in like 2 mins and hey presto happy families again.

I'd believe it's based on true events, though, if only for the fact that it's incredibly dull.

One of the worst movies I have ever seen.

The characters are mostly believable and the acting strong, and Alena Gerard gives an enjoyable, captivating performance as the possessed victim.

Very suspenseful .

More like some weird failed experiment on making the worst movie ever.

Enjoyed it and can't wait to see more from the production company.

I highly recommend it.

Instead, the lighting was correct, and the Narrative of the film plus the fast cuts between scenes made for easy and exciting viewing.

No, it's much more of a slow burner supernatural suspense movie that does just enough to continue forwarding the storyline.