Red Devil: Review

Red Devil: Review

Savvas D. Michael’s second feature, Red Devil is an interesting and surreal watch. The opening sequence see’s our leads Oscar and Ella Knight talking to Oscar’s dementia suffering mother. Her far right rhetoric and Edina Monsoon inspired memory loss conversation is an indication to the sort of grizzly characters the rest of the film has in store.

We then follow Ella (Fernanda Diniz) and Oscar (Jack Turner), who turn out to be erotic vigilantes, on a quest to rid their town of a mysterious drug called Red Devil (roll credits). 

The cinematography and colour-tone are similar to a Mighty Boost episode, lots of over saturation and chromakey layers that give Savvas’ Britain a multi-dimensional feel. As Ela and Oscar go around having sex whilst killing drug dealers, we follow a secondary plot of a Red Devil addict named Riley.



Jamie Crew’s performance as this character is flawless. Riley’s drug addiction is like something out of Trainspotting with a touch of Heath Ledger’s Joker. He contorts his whole body from face to feet and reels in pain when he is not taking the drug. An amazing performance which should see him win some best actor awards on the Indie circuit, I hope. 

Red Devil
Red Devil

Another side character we follow is Hugo, played fantastically by established British actor Ian Reddington (Highlander, The Sisters Brothers, Coronation Street). Hugo is a lonely drug dealer who loved to have a long chat with his clients before sending them on their way with their chosen high. I could have watched a separate short with this Hugo. 

The film is a bit weird at points and its visuals may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s an interesting take on a side of Britain that is often portrayed as grey and gritty. Oh, and Stephen Berkoff is in this too – wowzers! 


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Filmmaker Grace was born and raised just outside of Oxford in a small town called Woodstock by her single-mother. She spent much of her childhood entertaining herself by singing, playing music and acting out plays and film scenes in her loft and garage.

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