By Grady Smith
Updated August 04, 2010 at 10:15 PM EDT

M. Night Shyamalan’s latest project, Devil, is a curious thing. On the one hand, it’s a movie “from the mind” of Shyamalan, so it’s easy to dismiss it — at least that’s the conventional logic surrounding his work these days. I’ve seen the trailer for Devil twice in theaters, and each time, the whole audience cracked up at the sight of the director’s name.

On the other hand, though, Devil kind of looks great. As much as I want to write this movie off and assume that it will be The Happening 2.0, I actually find the concept incredibly intriguing: Someone in the elevator is a human manifestation of Satan. You can’t say it’s not audacious! Devil‘s new poster isn’t making it any easier for me to preemptively dislike the film, either. With a blazing upside-down cross peeking through the doors of an elevator, Devil makes lifts look pretty darn cool. (And a whole lot scarier than The Tower of Terror ever did.) Don’t crucify me, but I may be convinced to go see this. Anyone else experiencing similar feelings of temptation? Are you conflicted because of your feelings toward Shyamalan and your expectations for Devil?

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