Marcus, a powerful sorcerer who, desperate to save his dying wife, makes a deal with the demon Dagon to save her soul. Dagon, however, has more in mind for Marcus than just a simple exchanging of souls. With seemingly no other choice Marcus accepts, catapulting him into a dark series of events.
Kiss the Devil in the Dark is the ambitious follow-up to Comatose Mother. Luring such name talent such as Doug Jones, Dameon Clarke, Amrita Acharia, and others, the film is a dark fantasy that imagines a secret order of sorcerers who come face to face with a Prince of Darkness in Dagon. Discovering that one of their own has betrayed them, the story is a dark, yet colorful, exploration of loyalty, friendship, and love.
Principle photography was only four days for the nearly 30 minute short film, and involved a team of hugely talented individuals to pull it off. With Dagon’s iconic makeup design by Chris Hanson, and the classic feeling behind his two creatures and the rest of the film, Kiss the Devil is a visual treat for those in love with practical effects while also being complimented by VFX that explore a Dante inspired hellscape. Our first venture into period design, Kiss afforded an opportunity to do more than just a show piece. It provided the chance to tell a real story with real stakes.
Betrayal is the darkest magic.
To date, the film has currently won over 60 festival awards and has played over 40 film festivals. It will be publicly released in late 2019.