The Devil Outside, Dir. Andrew Hulme, UK, 2018, 102 mins, English
Four years after his critically-acclaimed debut feature Snow in Paradise, writer/director Andrew Hulme returns with a disquieting examination of faith, repression and madness.
Robert is an introverted, solitary teenager whose innocence has been strictly maintained by his home-schooling evangelical Christian parents. When Robert begins high school in their quiet British mining town, he is suddenly exposed to science, sex and secularism.
A tense, foreboding film inspired by the director’s own experience of growing up in a devoutly Christian household, The Devil Outside is an emotionally full-blooded coming of age story.