I had the pleasure to meet with and speak to Ryan McCalla and Susan Gosper, creator/director/writer and score composer respectively of Inner Demons, a new web based series launching in October, 2011. This innovative new series follows a small group of intertwined characters, each trying to battle their own demons and attempt to make the world a better place. Based on the previews, the production values of the promotional material and the enthusiasm of the creators this should be a series well worth watching.
Inner Demons takes a cast of the usual characters – vampires, werewolves, demons and spins them in an extraordinary new way, which gives a glimmer of sci-fi hope in an entertainment world drowning in supernatural creatures. While the trend is to write about vampires, and other supernatural creatures, Inner Demons does it with a twist that makes it fresh and interesting.
There appears to be a well thought out, linear storyline holding together well developed character stories which move beyond the classic tortured soul, truly giving meaning to the series title, Inner Demons. These characters fall into each other’s lives united in a race to prevent Mephisto (the big bad) from bringing forth hell on earth, which is never a good thing. Mephisto is not merely a figure head of evil; he is his own well developed character with people and power at his disposal. The thing that makes this series so exciting is that it is character based, but with a solid background story binding them together.
The characters include Johnathon, a heroin addicted werewolf and a dark hero if ever there was one; Twitch, an English miscreant with the power of teleportation, siding with Mephisto; The Twins, a lovely couple of girls who’s souls are seriously compromised – they are not quite right, or are they?; Frank, an old biker, hunter and now a teacher of the next generation of hunters – a good guy? We will see. This is not by any means a complete cast list, there has to be some surprises and this series looks like it will deliver that. The creator is a genuine guy, who I sense has a real passion for the work he is doing, with an effects background and enthusiasm he cannot go wrong. Looking forward to this in October.
Watch the Teaser Trailer
by Adam Hennessy
© 2011, Adam Hennessy