The Black Demon Movie

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Who's Involved:

Josh Lucas, Jon Silk, Boise Esquerra, Adrian Grunberg, Fernanda Urrejola, Simon Wise, Julio Cesar Cedillo, /Phillip Braun, Bruce Barshop

Release Date:

Friday, April 28, 2023 Limited

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

When oilman Paul Sturges (Josh Lucas) takes his family to Bahia Negra, the crown jewel of Baja and the site of Paul’s best-performing rig, the vibrant Mexican coastal town he once knew has mysteriously crumbled. In the decrepit ghost town, the last inhabitants tell Paul the offshore platform has awoken ‘El Demonio.’ Scared to be left alone, the family follows Paul out to the platform and just after they get on, the man and boat that risked bringing them is ferociously attacked by a massive black shark. This shark is unlike any other creature; a shark of legend, known as The Black Demon. It has laid claim to the local waters aggressively protecting mother nature against human threats. It kills everything and repeatedly charges the oil rig itself, weakening it and threatening to destroy it. Paul and his family are stranded with the few men who have survived and now discover explosive charges have been set on the legs of the platform. Under constant attack by the giant monster and with the time literally ticking away, Paul must find a way to somehow get his family back to shore alive.


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Who stars in The Black Demon: Cast List

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Who's making The Black Demon: Crew List

A look at the The Black Demon behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Adrian Grunberg last directed Get the Gringo.


Boise Esquerra


Jon Silk


The Avenue

Production Company

Highland Film Group

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Production: What we know about The Black Demon?

Key Facts

  1. Highland’s The Avenue will release The Black Demon in the US (2/18/2022).

Filming Timeline

  1. 2022 - February: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2021 - December: The film was set to Production  status.

    Principal photography started December 2021 on location in the Dominican Republic.

The Black Demon Release Date: When was the film released?

The Black Demon was a Limited release in 2023 on Friday, April 28, 2023. There were 17 other movies released on the same date, including Sisu, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret and Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi.

As a Limited release, The Black Demon will only be shown in select movie theaters across major markets. Please check Fandango and Atom Tickets to see if the film is playing in your area.

The Black Demon DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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The Black Demon was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 .

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