The Diabolical

Synopsis: Madison, a single mother, and her children, are awoken nightly by an increasingly strange and intense presence. She seeks help from her scientist boyfriend Nikolai, who begins a hunt to destroy the violent spirit that paranormal experts are too frightened to take on.
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Rotten Tomatoes:
86 min



Not again.

This is not real.

- Ready?

- Yup.


We're at the Heller household,

August 12.

Subject claimed sightings

of true apparition.

We're gonna do an EVP scan,

check for possible recurrence,

spontaneous psychokinesis.

Heard a few things. Could be DVP's.


- What is it?

- Shh.



Stop it. You're scaring me.

What? What did you see?

We need to leave.

- You saw something, didn't you?

- Let us get out.

Please. Look. Help me!

Tell me what you saw.

I'm s... I'm sorry.

All right, guys. Have a good day.

- Bye.

- Bye.

Hey, love bugs. How was camp?

- Great!

- It was?

Who was that?

It's no one.

They found something, didn't they?

Jake, Mrs. Wallace

is coming over in an hour.

- Again? That was over five months ago.

- We talked about this.

Can I draw the menu for dinner?

Oh, would you please?

Video game time?

Half an hour, but like basketball,

none of that...

You're scaring Mom.

- Hi.

- Hello, Ms. Heller.

Hi. Come on in.

Again, you can call me Madison.

- Is Jacob in his room?

- Yeah. I'll go get him.

That's okay.

I'd like to speak to him there.

You know the way.

Knock, knock.

- Hi, Mrs. Wallace.

- How are you, Jacob?

Okay. I mean, good.

How's camp?

Have you given any thought to what we

talked about in our last conversation?

I still feel bad about what happened,

but I don't really remember it.

It's been nearly six months.

We talked about you writing a letter.

I didn't mean to hurt him. I just...

I just couldn't stop myself.

I don't know what I would write

other than "I'm sorry."

Jacob, you need to take responsibility.

I can't help you

if you don't help yourself.

Hey. You know,

people who do bad things...

aren't always bad people.

- How was it?

- Good.

He seems to be adjusting.

He's been doing really well this summer.

He's getting along really well

with his tutor.

I've never seen him this engaged.

That's good. And how's

the rest of the home?

It's okay.

But, you know, it's been tough.

We're getting there.

Well. One more visit,

and then I can file my report.

Then you can move on.

Thank you.

Let 'er rip.

- Now the other one with the same...

- Velocity.

- Meaning they...

- Have the same momentum.


Now if they both have the same momentum,

why do we have such

dramatically different results?

Well, the wall applies a bigger

stopping force over a shorter time.

Good. And the sheet?

The sheet has a smaller stopping force,

but over a longer period.

You got it. They both stop the eggs,

and they both decelerate

the egg's momentum to zero, but...

But it takes a smaller force to decelerate

the egg's momentum over time.

In fact, so much smaller...

that the eggshell barely even cracks.

Good work today. You get to do all kinds

of stuff like this in ninth grade physics.

- Yeah.

- What?

Still not excited about surging past

all your classmates?

No, it's just that it's gonna be weird.

Gonna be so much younger than them.

You know, same thing happened to me?

And if I can do it, I know you can.

Hey. We're not too early?

No. No problem at all.

We're just winding things down actually.

Hey, bud.

- Thank you.

- Yeah.

Sam's e-mail, about the budget?

Yeah. But at least she signed it with

a "Thanks!" this time.

Yeah. There's more kids

this year, less resources.

Think I'm gonna have to

bring my eggs from home.

It's nice to meet you.

Uh, his name's Jon Bone Jovi.

No kid will ever get that joke.

Some might.

Jon Bone Jovi.

Mom, can we go?

Sorry. Famished child here.

Tomorrow night, then?

I could also come tonight.

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