The Devil's Hand Review
Synopsis:When young girls start to go missing within a religious cult, older followers fear a long-told prophecy while the younger members suspect abusive elders are killing them off.
The Devil’s Hand (2014) aka Where the Devil Hides (2014) is an American thriller movie that I enjoyed watching. Director Christian E. Christiansen (The Roommate (2011), Life Hits (2006), Crying for Love (2008)) did a phenomenal job executing this movie. I loved it and will watch it again. I gave the movie a seven because it appeared as though he rushed the last ten minutes of the movie a little too much. Everything happened too quickly, and I understand why the killer did what he/she did, but I am not sure of how it help the situation they were facing. The movie contains violence, sexual content, nudity (2 one second butt scenes), religion, twists, suspense, demons, gory murders, cult and one set of parents that would do anything to protect their little girl. One of the sexual scenes is where you see a boy and girl kissing and the boy’s hand going up the females thigh. The other scene is where you see the head priest telling young girls to strip butt naked and stand still with a full glass of water and touched them to see if they are… watch the movie to see!!!
The Devil’s Hand is about Elder Beacon (Colm Meaney - Con Air (1997), Law Abiding Citizen (2009), The Damned United (2009)) believing that because the six girls were born on the sixth day of the sixth (666) month is evil and to be a bad omen from the prophecies. He tried to kill the six newborn baby girls soon after they were born on 6/6/94 but was stopped by Jacob (Rufus Sewell - Dark City (1998), The Illusionist (2006), A Knight’s Tale (2001), The Holiday (2006)) who is one of the babies’ father. One of the mothers stifles her newborn in order to end the prophecy and then slits her own throat. The movie then shows us a family and the girls 18 years later in a small Amish-like community with no electricity and of course no electronics. It is not an Amish community but similar. As the five remaining girls that were born on the same day 18th birthday approaches, they are killed one by one. It appeared as though the prophecy is being carried out as it was said that six girls will be born on the six day of the six month and only one will survive past her 18th birthday and she will be the Devil’s Hand.
The two butt scenes I mentioned above are seen when a naked guy swings into a lake with a rope and we see his butt for a brief second. The second butt scene is when Elder Beacon told Mary to strip in the church, and her butt is shown. Some of the acting was good, and some of the actors tried a little too hard with their parts and it seemed unreal with the way they spoke. The atmosphere of the movie was good for the most part except for when it got too dark, and you cannot see anything. Therefore, the lighting was not good and needed to be worked on.
About The Devil's Hand (2014)
Original Title: The Devil's Hand, The Devil's Rapture, The Occult
AKA: Where the Devil Hides
Runtime: 86 minutes
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Total Avg. Votes: 16
Writers: Karl Mueller
Director: Christian E. Christiansen