Demonhuntr episodes 3-5 review

After previously being treated to the first two episode of web series Demonhuntr, a queer horror comedy adjacent to the likes of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, we now get the next 3 episodes as part of the Soho Horror Film Festival: Pride Edition.

In the first episode, Go-Go Boy Sex Monster our crime-fighting trio team up with a mind reader who looks like a cross between Alice Cooper and 80s Cher, to battle an incubus that has infiltrated the dreams of a go-go dancer. This feels like what Demonhuntr is all about with a mix of camp, erotic plus a great fight sequence.

Next up, Genie in a Bong, sees the Demonhuntr’s battling a genie found at a yard sale. …Bong sees Demonhuntr slow it down slightly and focus more on character development, although once the genie is out of the bong, the gang must find a new way to win.

Bawdy Horror rounds off the episodes, with the gang, split up and facing their own set of demonic woes. Daniel and Harold try to work out their relationship, leaving the rest of the Demonhuntr to figure their own issues out.

While there may have been a playfulness in the previous two episodes, Bawdy Horror raises the stakes considerably. Splitting the group up really gives the show its chance to flex its character muscles and gives us isolated episodes whilst still maintaining what makes the show enjoyable.

Demonhuntr continues to be entertaining and really feels like a move forward in terms of better representation of LGBT+ communities within the science fiction and horror genre.

It will be interesting where the series goes from here.

Demonhuntr episodes 3-5 screened as part of the Soho Horror Film Festival: Pride Edition 2022.

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