A raising frenzy is the focal point of the exasperating universe of Luciferous, a moderate bubble screamer displayed at the current year’s Spookyfest. The commonality of city life for youthful, shrewd experts Alex and Mahsa, and their lively 7-year-old little girl Mina is extended to the furthest reaches of rational soundness, as evil spirits, whether genuine or envisioned, allure them to the edge of lunacy. Gums drain, pets deteriorate, and bad dreams start. The finish of a quiet, content, and cheerful family unit disintegrates as suspicion and fear linger just around their skyscraper loft entryway stick, in the building’s inauspiciously dim storm cellar stockpiling/dumpster range, or when entering a front room loaded with alarming, spooky creatures. Try not to ask how the 35 wine glasses arrived. Without seeing, you have ventured off the edge of your seat.
The nuance (yes, nuance) of this presentation highlight from the spouse wife group Alex Gorelick and Mahsa Ghorbankarimi, who composed, created, coordinated, and featured in it (yes, with their 7-year-old little girl Mina) is covered in the film’s inching restlessness, its short, portioned altering style, and the fly-on-the-divider observational approach.