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The Battle Against Mobile Demonic Possession Rages in the Trailer for Nekrotronic

There’s some serious demon fighting going on in Nekrotronic.
There’s some serious demon fighting going on in Nekrotronic.
Photo: Momentum Pictures
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Have you ever wondered what would happen if demons could possess you through your phone? Of course you haven’t! It’s a ludicrous idea that borders on parody. And yet, the film Nekrotronic takes that idea and runs with it, hoping to create something wild and surprising.

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Directed and co-written by Australian filmmaker Kiah Roache-Turner, Nekrotronic is, yes, about a world where demons can possess you through your cell phone. Beyond that, though, it explores the people responsible for hunting them down—the Nekromancers. It ups the ante again by adding in Monica Bellucci as the leader of the demons. Curious how that all fits together? Check out this new trailer, debuting exclusively on io9.

Yes, that was Lord of the Rings co-star David Wenham in there too, adding a bit more star power along with Bellucci.

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Nekrotronic played at the Toronto International Film Festival last year and reviews out of festival weren’t great. On the other hand, the positive ones make the movie sound amazing. “Nekrotronic feels like Quentin Tarantino had been watching a lot of Edgar Wright and Wachowski movies, and then decided to make a Ghostbusters film,” wrote Nerdist. And really, even if a movie isn’t a cinematic masterpiece, if you can describe it like that, how can you not give it a shot?

Also, to repeat, Monica Bellucci plays a queen demon of some sort.

Monica Bellucci as the villain. Well done, Nekrotronic.
Monica Bellucci as the villain. Well done, Nekrotronic.
Photo: Momentum Pictures
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Momentum Pictures is releasing Nekrotronic in theaters and on digital August 9 so you’ll get to see how this all plays out very soon. Here’s the official Facebook.


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DISCUSSION

Bad movies can be great...but only when they’re trying to be great. That’s what makes Ed Wood so special...and some of the films featured on Mystery Science Theater. They tried to make their movies good and there’s an earnestness you can’t ignore or help but love (especially with Ed Wood). There’s a sort of inspirational magic in the failed effort

This movie, however, and the recent trend of purposeful “bad” films just don’t cut it. And don’t make comparisons to Tarantino either — he turns camp cinema on its head to create something energetic and meaningful.