The Black Demon – An epic battle between humans and nature

Directed by: Adrian Grünberg

Starring: Josh Lucas, Fernanda Urrejola, Julio César Cedillo

Synopsis: Josh Lucas (Ford v Ferrari, Yellowstone) stars in this edge-of-your-seat action thriller from the director of Rambo: Last Blood. Oilman Paul Sturges’ (Lucas) idyllic family vacation turns into a nightmare when they encounter a ferocious megalodon shark that will stop at nothing to protect its territory. Stranded and under constant attack, Paul and his family must somehow find a way to get his family back to shore alive before it strikes again in this epic battle between humans and nature.

The Black Demon 2023’s first high-octane shark thriller that sets the bar high for competitors. With its intense action sequences and gripping story, this film is sure to be a blockbuster hit.

Featuring Mexican fishermen’s lore blended with Indigenous beliefs, The Legend of The Black Demon is inspired by true stories. A colossal shark is said to have killed many fishermen, but their bodies have never been found.  Believed to be an omen of misfortune, the legend of the Black Demon has been passed down through the generations, warning all who venture out to sea of its presence.

The Black Demon is a thrilling shark movie that will have you at the edge of your seat from start to finish. During his family vacation, oil man, Paul Sturges, heads to inspect an oil rig in the middle of the ocean. As Paul enters the rig, he discovers that everyone has vanished, with no sign of life to be found. Paul is pounced by two men who seem quite dishevelled before he can gather his thoughts and make sense of the situation. The only survivors of the crew of the oil rig are these two men. Two survivors and Paul are attacked by a giant shark who is relentlessly after them. It doesn’t take them long to realise that their rig is slowly sinking due to shark attacks, they’re stranded in the middle of the open sea with no means of communication.  

The situation goes from bad to worse when Paul’s family arrives at the rig after a tense altercation in the town where the family was vacationing, which could have put Paul’s wife, son, and daughter in grave danger. Having gathered together, everyone tries to come up with a plan to escape, but with every attempt, the shark becomes more deadly and more cunning, so with each attempt, they have to come up with a better plan. During the relentless attacks of the prehistoric shark, the tension builds as the group must work together to endure the attacks and survive. 

The amazing cinematography of “The Black Demon” is one of the most impressive aspects of this movie, which captures the vast depths of the ocean as well as the intense shark attacks in vivid detail in the film. The film’s special effects team excels in creating an atmosphere of terror, as the sharks seem to jump right out of the screen. Adding to the already intense atmosphere, the soundtrack of the film also helps to build suspense and increase the fear factor, making it an even more powerful viewing experience.

The film features a talented ensemble cast of actors who deliver outstanding performances in their respective roles as the lead characters. Their chemistry is electrifying, creating a sense of camaraderie and tension that fuels the movie. The characters’ dynamic and engaging interactions drive the story forward, giving the film its unique energy and charm.


In summary, “The Black Demon” is an impressive and suspenseful shark movie that expertly combines terror, action, and heart. It is a must-watch for both fans of the genre and those seeking an exhilarating movie-watching experience. With its tight pacing and intense action, “The Black Demon” is sure to keep viewers on the edge of their seats throughout.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

THE BLACK DEMON will be exclusively in theaters April 28, 2023.