You Need to See 'Nefarious'

Sean Patrick Flanery and Jordan Belfi in Nefarious

I’m a bit late to this party, but I finally got to sit down and watch Nefarious and I need to talk about it. Moreover, if you haven’t seen the movie yet, hopefully, this article will encourage you to see it. Not only that, but I want to encourage you to see with a group.


Sound of Freedom is getting a lot of very deserved hype right now for its importance in various ways and for good reason. It’s currently wiping the floor with Disney’s regurgitation of the Indiana Jones franchise and the message behind it is one that people need to see.

(READ: Agent Who Inspired Box Office Smash ‘Sound of Freedom’ Warns: ‘Trans Voice’ Agenda Is Straight out of the Pedophile Playbook)

If Sound of Freedom is the result of a turning tide like I think it is, then Nefarious was the warning that this was coming. It’s a film that was clearly made outside of the Hollywood bubble and carries a message that mainstream culture would rather you not hear. Nefarious is a film that pulls back the veil of reality and gives you a glimpse of what the world looks like without the trappings Hollywood likes to put on everything nowadays. Moreover, it’s done in such a creative and well-written way that its message sinks in whether you want it to or not.

The film is a bottle movie, meaning that the vast majority of the film takes place in a single room. This means that there’s not a lot of reliance on moving scenery, actions, explosions, or special effects. The movie relies on the power of the actors to deliver incredible performances with large amounts of dialogue.


The two actors in question for Nefarious are Jordan Belfi who plays Dr. James Martin, a psychologist who is tasked with interviewing serial killer Edward Brady played by Sean Patrick Flannery. Brady is soon to be executed through the death penalty, but the execution can be stayed if Martin rules that Brady is actually insane. Before long, Martin finds out that the person he is interviewing isn’t actually Brady but a demon that’s possessing Brady named “Nefarious.”

Over the course of the film, Nefarious convinces Martin that he’s real and moreover, the horrifying truths he reveals to Martin about everything from Martin’s own personal life to the reality of modern times slowly drive Martin to question everything he knows.

I’ll try not to spoil too much, but it needs to be understood that this is a film that doesn’t go easy on modernity. The movie was largely hated by mainstream culture and watching the movie, it’s easy to see why. For one, it takes God seriously. Nefarious openly detests Christ and brings up him on several occasions during the film, referring to him as “the carpenter,” either unwilling or unable to say Jesus’s name. Through his dialogue, it’s clear that Nefarious sees Christ as the greater power, but admits that the workaround to that power is through humanity, God’s beloved creation.


According to Nefarious, the ultimate goal of Satan and his demons is to hurt God by harming his creation, or more accurately, causing them to harm themselves. As the demon points out, humanity is very good and all too willing to bring harm to itself in very creative ways. Sometimes in ways that the demons themselves are surprised by.

One clip in particular, which you can watch below, shows Nefarious casually ripping to shreds Martin’s idea that modern times are a sign of humanity’s victory over evil.

The film also tackles abortion in such a chilling way that it made me want to go pick up my sleeping child, hold him, and pray over him. In fact, Nefarious makes it clear that targeting children in various ways is one of the primary tactics of the demon. He reveals that he took ownership of Brady through incremental ways beginning all the way back during Brady’s childhood.

(READ: If You Believe Demons Exist and Evil Can’t Be Solved by a 12-Step Program, ‘Nefarious’ Is the Movie for You)

Even if you’re not a Christian, this is worth paying attention to. The slide into darkness isn’t a steep one, and people can be brought into various evils through a gently sloping road. In Brady’s case, it was becoming a possessed serial killer who lost control over his own body, but in too many cases these sicknesses come in various forms such as an addiction to pornography, transgenderism, or other things.


The film takes the same approach to revealing the truth about where we are and who we are that C.S. Lewis did when he wrote the “Screwtape Letters.” In that book, Lewis wrote from the perspective of the demon “Screwtape” who was busy coaching his nephew “Wormwood” in the best way of bringing a person slowly and gradually to the side of the demons. As Screwtape wrote, people made their way into Satan’s camp and stayed there without ever knowing they had done so.

Nefarious is a film that tells the viewer the same thing and causes them to self-reflect on where they are today. It’s one of the reasons that many people on the left, or those who adhere to mainstream culture, don’t want you to see this film. They want you to be content, or more accurately, accepting of where you are in your humanity and your participation in modern-day culture.

This is why you should see it and see it with people. The movie will disturb you but in ways that are ultimately healthy. It makes you take a look at society, at yourself, and your relation to good and evil.

Nefarious recently became rentable on various streaming services for around $5 and purchasable for a little more. Search for it on your platform of choice and watch it at some point in the very near future. You won’t regret it.


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