Patrick (Matt Hebden) is a letting agent of the kind that isn't quite
happy when he's not on his mobile phone shouting at somebody. And while he
does just that, he attracts the attention of a bum, Driscoll (Johnny
Vivash), who wastes his life away warning people that the end is nigh.
Driscoll follows Patrick to a café and ultimately attracts his attention
by taking his mobile at the rare moment when Patrick's not phoning. And
all he asks for is a few minutes of Patrick's time, in which he tells
Patrick that "they" are among us, taking over the city - which
Patrick thinks is all paranoid hogwash, even when Driscoll blows an
inaudible whistle that makes some of the café's patron to whince in pain
and leave. Basically, Patrick just wants to get rid of Driscoll - and
realizes only too late that there's more to Driscoll's ramblings than
meets the eye ...
Basically, Devil Town is an actors' movie as it's a
film that's rather dialogue- rather than action-heavy and is entirely
carried by its two leads rather powerful performances. But having said
that would sell the other qualities of the movie short, as it's very
well-written in the style of a classic short story complete with twist
ending, and the direction gets the most of the limited locations to make
this into a great little movie!