Whether the girl realtor (Catalina Sandino Moreno) undertakes sale of the big house which the elderly couple quickly tries to sell. To estimate a mansion, Whether remains in the house for the night, but with darkness approach the strange girl (Ashley Rikards) there is declared. Whether guesses that it is the daughter of the hosts, any a time ago run away with the guy, but the truth is much more difficult and more terrible.
If up to this point you did not hear Nicolas McCart’s name, it is pardonable – all his glory is based on the one and only film "Pact". In 2011 McCart put it as a short film, and in a year made a copy in the form of full meter – a cash hit it did not become and any special awards did not deserve, but the admirers (from giving of authoritative people from several thematic western sites) after all found.
Probably, this unexpected «wide popularity in narrow circles» forced McCart in the following film which became just «Before a door of a devil», to regard as of paramount importance at all originality, and it is rather «выпендреж». The trivial plot about obsession here is submitted pretty unusually – in a picture, in fact, there is no protagonist. The first half an hour on a scene the background with Ashley Rikards as the soloist, Whether then on a proscenium leaves, Whether and in a final third the leading place is occupied by the sister, Belief, performed by Nayi of Rivera.
It looks in any sense is fresh, but McCart does not consider that with such approach it deprives a plot of "point of support" – the character whom the viewer could "support" and with which could identify itself. That fact does not help also that the local demon seems at the same time helpless and all-powerful – it that hides on corners and irresolutely looks out because of backs of potential victims, at one stroke raises them in air and breaks them all bones. After all it is necessary to give to the heroes at least any false trail, any illusive hope to get out and win, and the "fascinating" history how a cow on живодерне conduct on slaughter so turns out.
One more small problem of a picture – Ashley Rikards in an image of the afflicted girl. To Rikards of claims is not present any, she is the talented and charming actress that which year the series "Clumsy" in a row prove. But the trouble that quite recently we already saw it in an image of the afflicted girl in Marlon Ueyansa’s parody «The house with the paranormal phenomena 2», and that who this picture looked, will perceive it in this role in an unsmiling horror сложновато – as though Lesley Nilsen after «The naked gun» unexpectedly would invite to a serious role of a police detective.