Posted on Saturday, April 18th, 2020 by Jacob Hall
(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)
The Movie: Belzebuth
Where You Can Stream It: Shudder
The Pitch: Following a series of brutal massacres involving young children, a weary Mexican police detective finds a hell of a lot more than he bargained for when he digs a little deeper. Emphasis on the “hell.” They don’t make religious horror movies this brutal, intense, clever, and wildly blasphemous very often.
Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: If you’re looking for a light distraction during these troubled times, something to ease your mind and put you in a comfortable place…well, you should avoid Belzebuth, the 2017 Mexican horror movie currently streaming exclusively on Shudder. But if you’re the kind of person who finds comfort in the discomfort, who turns to frightening fiction when the real world increasingly resembles a nightmare, director Emilio Portes’ religious horror epic will scratch a very particular itch. Until it bleeds.