After watching this horror film I thought that maybe, just maybe it wasn't terrible, and in all honesty it isn't terrible, it also isn't new. The ending is somewhat predictable, even with the double "surprises" it is still predictable. It would have been better if it had a different ending, but then it wouldn't have stayed with the plot it angled for.
DEMONIC is a movie about a group of six people who go to a house to find out what force, or forces, are residing there. One of the characters, a young blonde named Jules, is an insightful young woman who believes and thinks she knows a lot about the mystical and supernatural side of life. Of course, if this were true she is also a young woman who did not do her homework on the house she and her friends are walking into. One of the young men, John, is the son of a woman who survived the last massacre that took place in the house. This is something that neither Jules, nor any of the other characters seemed to have known.
The characters are all predictable tropes of you average college kids, they seem just a tad smarter because they aren't really in college, but they are trying to make a documentary about ghosts and the house. One of the characters is the ex of the young woman John is dating, and there are several annoying moments between him and John throughout. The police detective is also an annoying stereotype of a police detective who doesn't want to believe that anything supernatural is going on. He was supposed to be on a date with Maria Bello's character, but instead is called to a crime scene where three people are dead and two are missing.
Maria Bello interviews John as they try to find out what has happened in the house, and while the detective watches the tapes left behind to see if he can find the killer, but it all goes haywire when one of the characters is found at the site of a car crash, and another is found hanging in a basement room.
While there were parts of this movie that were fun and interesting, most of it was dull and I didn't have to pay attention to it to keep up with what was going on. I knew at the end that the person they thought was the killer wasn't going to be, and the person they assumed was the killer from the beginning was most likely going to be the killer. Overall, this was a predictable movie, but it wasn't a terrible movie. It did keep me wondering what was going to happen at the end, but after a certain point I would have liked a tad bit more suspense to let me know that I wasn't right about what was going to happen at the end of the movie.