The Devil In My Heart (Movie Review)

The Devil In My Heart (Movie Review)

Does your DNA define you, or are you a master of your own destiny? Whether we admit, or like it, we all contain some of our parentage – bad and good. Unfortunately psychiatric illnesses/issues are often some of those inherited ‘bad’ things. This idea is entwined within the plot of The Devil In My Heart, a new film set for VOD release Tuesday, November 9th from Joston “El Rey” Theney’s independent production company Sinning Works.

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In this story we have Vicki (Emily Killian: The Chosen 2015, Pom Poms and Payback 2021), a seemingly happy woman with the world at her feet, but battles a resurgence in past mental health problems after reliving a recent home invasion. Having her husband Marshall, (Matthew Ashford: Days of our Lives series, The Bay series) by her side, alleviates some of her anxiety. However, when he disappears, Vicki experiences some hallucinations of a little girl (Brooklyn Robinson: Pineapple series, Ministry of Evil: The Twisted Cult of Tony Alamo mini series) and a masked man (Slim Khezen: A Place Called Home 2017, Short Stories about Nothing 2021) urging her to kill herself and others, putting her over the edge into total despair. 
 
Vicki’s parents Catherine, (Judi Evans: Days of our Lives series, Guiding Light series) and Stephen, (Braxton Davis: The Bay series, Death Factory 2014) arrive to help Vicki through the crisis, but visions of bloody deaths continue to haunt her. Furthermore, the presence of an old friend and therapist Robbie, (Alexander Man: John Wynn’s Mirror Mirror 2019, The Switch Up 2021) brings back psychosis, fully thrusting her into a bigger internal battle than ever before. What will the final outcome be?  
 
Created, written and directed by multi-talented Romane Simon – the grandson of Haiti’s former president whom moved from Haiti to live his filmmaking dream, and co-written by Rhonnie Fordham (Legend of Lonnie the Grave Digger, Alive Streaming series), The Devil In My Heart punches the viewer in the head with the possible reality of psychosis. Bring it to life, the cinematography of Nik Shaw (Death Note 2017, Blood Craft 2019) and Simon combines a mix of camera angles, understated yet impactful special effects, and a focus on the unseen, hidden dangers from within our own minds. 

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A part of Joston Ramon Theney’s Sinning Works production company’s Last Serial Killer series, The Devil in My Heart also provides plenty of bloody thrills that will leave the viewer questioning reality. Additionally, a cameo from Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan 1998, Black Hawk Down 2001) as Doctor Smith adds some feature film acting experience to the diverse mix which also showing Simon’s credibility in the industry. That in mind, Simon’s passion and enthusiasm in all aspects of his life – from MMA fighting and choreography, stunts, dancing and modelling – lend unique insights to his works. His accolades and intelligence extends as far as him creating his own film festival, to not only showcase his work, but others as well. 

Overall, The Devil In My Heart is a welcome addition to the Horror genre and Simon is definitely a filmmaker worth following to see where he takes his craft next. That is why Cryptic Rock gives this film 4 out of 5.

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Robyn Andrew
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R.L Andrew is a chronically ill Australian writer. When she isn't posting movie reviews for a leading New York Website (CrypticRock.com), RL is reading both fiction and non fiction or alternatively doing what she loves most; writing. From the time she was young, RL has been an avid reader, and was introduced at a young age to the works of Edgar Allen Poe, and Stephen King. This was the beginning of a life long love of horror. RL takes inspiration for her work from her love of all things strange, weird, and the funny situations in everyday life. RL continues to read and write crossing a number of genres, but still loves watching a good scary movie. After raising three daughters, RL lives in rural Victoria with her husband and furry son, chocolate labrador, Max. She is currently editing her first novel, which she deems ‘soft’ science fiction; A Lunatics Guide to Interplanetary Relationships, and hopes to traditionally publish. Social Media links: Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00R0OY14A Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/robyn.andrew.9 Blog: rlandrewauthor.wordpress.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/RAndrewAuthor https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/46603326-robyn-andrew

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