The red dwarf/demon said to have haunted Detroit for the past 150 years hits the big screen at the Emagine Novi this Sunday.
Directed by Sam Logan Khaleghi, a Detroit native, and produced by Farmington Hills-based by Kyyba films, “Devil's Night: Dawn of the Nain Rouge," is a thriller with plenty of local flair — including appearances by Fox 2's Amy Andrews and members of Eminem's posse.
The Free Press reports:
The movie is set in Lake Orion and Detroit, where several bizarre murders point to the supernatural, specifically the Nain Rouge, the notorious red-faced demon figure who is rumored to have haunted Detroit since the days when the area was home to Native Americans and early French settlers.
Sightings of the creature, whose French name translates to “Red Dwarf,” are believed to bring about bad luck. Some accounts of sightings stretch back to hardships suffered by Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac in the early 1700s. The Nain Rouge is also said to have appeared just before the 1763 Battle of Bloody Run, which resulted in the deaths of 20 British troops.
“This folklore is an important and fun part of Detroit history,” says filmmaker Khaleghi. “It was time for someone to bring the Nain Rouge story to the silver screen.”
The movie does not appear to have a distributor yet.
Screenings are at 4:30 and 5 p.m. Sunday at the Emagine Novi.