Where the Devil Hides

October 12th, 2014


Where the Devil Hides

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When young girls start to go missing within a religious cult, older followers fear a long-told prophecy while the younger members suspect abusive elders are killing them off.

Release Year: 2014

Rating: 4.9/10 (138 voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Christian E. Christiansen

Stars: Rufus Sewell, Alycia Debnam Carey, Adelaide Kane

When young girls start to go missing within a religious cult, older followers fear a long-told prophecy while the younger members suspect abusive elders are killing them off.

Rufus Sewell - Jacob Brown
Alycia Debnam Carey - Mary
Adelaide Kane - Ruth
Leah Pipes - Sarah
Thomas McDonell - Trevor
Jennifer Carpenter - Rebekah
Jim McKeny - Elder Stone
Katie Garfield - Abby
Ric Reitz - Sheriff Stevens
Ethan Alexander McGee - Thomas
Jon Stafford - Ruth's Dad
Jane McNeill - Sarah's mother
Holli Saperstein - Midwife
Stacy Rabon - Ruth's Mom
Robin Dale Robertson - Tobias Maker

Taglines: Forgive me father for I am SIN

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 10 October 2014

Filming Locations: North Carolina, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $7,000,000 (estimated)

Technical Specs



User Review


Rating: 3/10

It starts out in a community where electricity is not used. One might think it's an Amish community, but none of the men have beards, so go figure. Anyway, six baby girls are born on the 6th day of the 6th month - 666. Elder Beacon (Colm Meany) considers that to be a bad omen, and he goes to kill them, but he is stopped by Jacob (Rufus Sewell). However, one of the mothers kills her child and then slits her own throat. Fast forward 18 years when the 5 remaining girls are bathing in a lake. While doing so, a naked man jumps into the lake causing the girls to get out. However, one of the girls - Mary (Alycia Debnam Carey) - has a seizure, and Trevor (Thomas McDonnell) jumps in, swims over, pulls her out and gives her CPR. When Mary gets home, she goes into the chicken coop, which looks more like a crawl space, and somebody with a black glove and a scythe tries to grab her. She breaks away and runs through the woods until she comes to an old, decayed well, which she crawls down to hide. There's more to this scene, but I won't spoil it.

The next day, Elder Beacon informs the community that one of the girls - Hannah - has gone missing. The four remaining girls decide that regardless of the community's rules, they have to look for their friend. However, that night, Elder Beacon insists that the girls are nowhere to be found because they're conspiring with Satan against the community. Yeah, he still wants to kill them. That night, while looking for Hannah, another of the girls - Abigail - goes missing. The next day, Trevor goes to the community and tells Mary one of his friends is also missing. That night, Jacob tells Mary about the prophecy regarding the 6-born girls. On their 18th birthday, only one would remain, and she would become the Devil's Hand, hence the movie title, even though they've changed it like twice already. lol.

There is nudity in this. As mentioned, a naked man swings into a lake, and his butt is shown. Mary is made to strip in the church for Elder Beacon, and her butt is shown (maybe it was a body double, but it was still a nude butt).

I gave this movie a 3-star rating because parts of it were VERY dark, making it hard to make out what was happening. I don't like it when they do that. It wasn't original, and the storyline wasn't especially intriguing. The acting was pretty good, but the movie didn't keep my interest, and the ending was...silly.


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