A little while back I spoke with Gina Varela, the lovely Greek/New Zealand actress who plays a seductive demon in New Zealand director Paul Campion’s debut feature The Devil’s Rock. Nazism and the occult entangle in this intense, disquieting film, which I reviewed for FILMINK some issues back (the review doesn’t seem to have made it to the website). Shot in New Zealand primarily at Peter Jackson’s WETA Studio, The Devil’s Rock is a claustrophobic little ensemble piece with elements of dark fantasy. Though not shying away from strategic gore and makeup effects, it hinges largely on psychological horror.
The Devil’s Rock will play on Friday 30 March in Sydney at this year’s A Night of Horror International Film Festival. My article on Gina appears in the April 2012 issue of FILMINK.