Devil’s Diary (2007 Lifetime)
Cast: Alexz Johnson, Miriam McDonald, Brian Krause, Magda Apanowicz, Andrew Francis
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Synopsis (via Lifetime)
When two friends, Dominique (Alexz Johnson) and Ursula (Magda Apanowicz), uncover an ancient book in a graveyard, they discover the book has the supernatural power to grant any desire written in it. Ursula tries it and harms anyone who opposes her. Dominique realizes that the book gives all who possess it with the feeling of ultimate power. Seeking help from people she knows, Dominique tries to destroy the book before it’s too late.
Two friends, Dominique and Ursula, play pranks (Or “Punk” each other) on each other in a graveyard. The find a blank book in a grave that asks for their soul to read the paged. Dominique couldn’t care less, but Ursula is intrigued.
At school, Ursula and Dominique are not popular. Heather, the head cheerleader, is sure to tell them that they are freaks. Ursula writes in the book and singles Heather to be the worst and hopes she breaks both of her legs. The a car runs into Heather and crushes her legs. (Think a Burn Book, but possessed by the devil.)
Ursula shows Dominique the powers of the book, but she doesn’t believe it. To prove the powers, Ursula writes in that Dominique will get bigger boobs. (Really.) She also writes about ruining football player Kyle’s perfect face. He gets a chemical burn in science class. Ursula is thrilled with her new powers and comes after the other popular high schoolers. Dominique is not amused and tells Ursula that the book is evil. Then she looks up the book online and learns that it is the Devil’s Diary. Dominique talks to Father Mulligan about the book.
Meanwhile, Ursula keeps writing in her burn book and ruining people’s lives. The popular girls learn of the book and bully Dominique and Ursula, calling them witches. They go by Ursula’s house and steal the book. The pages are blank, and they can’t figure it out. Heather tells them what to write, but Georgia decides to keep the book for herself and writes in it. She wants Heather to die in an accident. Then Heather’s call button comically strangles her. Georgia keeps writing and asks it to make people who see her want her desperately. (Think of your phrasing gurl!)
Without the book in her possession, Ursula is a victim of the Devil’s Diary and dies? Dominique freaks out and goes back to the church. They tell her to bring the book to the church.
Georgia walks to school and causes men to fight over her. Lisa knows what she did and demands that she stop. Georgia threatens to kill her, causing Lisa to come to Dominique for help.
Dominique, her friends, and Lisa team up and plan to take Georgia down. Lisa and Georgia fight over the Devi’s Diary, eventually a theater light falls on Lisa, killing her. Dominque grabs the book and tries to get away, but Georgia turns her friends against her and asks them to kill her. (Since men will do whatever she says, the come after her.) Dominique rips the book and slams it against a wall. When she destroys the book, it also destroys Georgia.
Dominique goes home, and he stepdad Frank tries to rape and kill her. To save herself, she writes in the Devil’s Book, and he ends up killing himself. Now she is possessed by the book. She rushes to the church and asks for help. Father Mulligan agrees to help, but here is also a bad priest.
Oh man, this movie falls apart at the end. The bad priest burst into flames, and I honestly have no clue what is going on. Think the exorcist but poorly executed.
To make matters worse, Dominique ends up in a mental institution. No one believes her. Then two boys find the book in the graveyard.
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The styling in this movie is so Avril Levine.
If I was thirteen, I would have loved this movie. High recommend for thirteen year olds.
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