Attack of the Demons (2019) [Cinepocalypse 2019]

In a small, isolated town, a green glowing blob of sort attacks animals and humans alike, turning them into a mass of evil that swallows all in its path. Trying to survive this, a local young man, a visitor, and a young lady team up to try and outrun the take of over of this town during its yearly music festival.

Directed by Eric Powers who brings this homemade feeling film to audiences in all its glory, Attack of the Demons has some great ideas and clearly owes a lot to shows like South Park and other simple animation ones. His work here is visually interesting but not groundbreaking in any way. It looks and feels low budget which helps the film in getting its charm, but it also gets in the way on other fronts. The film is cute and charming, the story is simple and easy to follow, but it’s not something that will stick in the mind for any kind of time for the great majority of viewers.

Another aspect of the film that is ok but not great is the voice acting. Here the main cast is clearly not made up of experienced voice actors so their performances are on par with what one would expect from a student film or something of low budget in animation. These folks clearly do their best to emote with only their voices but it’s not quite enough. While the lead is decent, Mark Hamil he ain’t.

Basically, Attack of the Demons is a short animated feature film that should play well at parties once more the viewers have had a couple of drinks as it has some ridiculous moments that are truly enjoyable but the animation is overly simple and the voice acting is a bit bland, leading to a film that is not quite as good as it could have been. There are plenty of good ideas in here, so it shows great creativity and hopefully it means that this crew can make a much better movie once given more money.

Cinepocalypse 2019 runs from June 13th until June 20th.