The Irrefutable Truth about Demons

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The Irrefutable Truth About Demons
The Irrefutable Truth About Demons DVD cover.jpg
DVD cover
Directed byGlenn Standring
Produced by
  • Dave Gibson
  • Chris Tyson
Written byGlenn Standring
Music by
  • Victoria Kelly
  • Joost Langeveld
CinematographySimon Baumfield
Edited byPaul Sutorius
Release date
  • May 2000 (2000-05) (Cannes Film Market)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryNew Zealand

The Irrefutable Truth about Demons is a New Zealand horror film released in 2000. It was directed by Glenn Standring and stars Karl Urban, Katie Wolfe, and Jonathon Hendry.

The film's UK DVD title is The Truth About Demons.


Haughty anthropology professor Harry Ballard (Karl Urban) receives a sinister videotape showing a cult called the Black Lodge ranting about a demonic plot. As it turns out, Harry's brother, Richard, killed himself a few months earlier under mysterious circumstances, possibly related to this cult; in any event, the loss has been preying on Harry's mind, sending his relationship with his girlfriend (Sally Stockwell) into a tailspin. Meanwhile, a seemingly schizophrenic young woman named Benny (Katie Wolfe), who has a penchant for lighting sparklers in alleyways for no good reason, follows Harry around and snatches him from the jaws of doom after he falls into the cult's hands. The devilish leader, Le Valliant (Jonathan Hendry), apparently has big plans in store for Harry, and soon the protagonist's grip on reality slips as the cult targets him for an upcoming ritual.

Critical reception[edit]

AllMovie gave the film a positive review, calling it "a clever, gleefully ludicrous flick".[1]


  1. ^ Crow, Jonathan. "The Truth About Demons (2000) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast - AllMovie". AllMovie. Retrieved 8 August 2012.

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