A live broadcast of a late-night talk show in 1977 goes horribly wrong, unleashing evil into the nation’s living rooms.
October 31, 1977. Johnny Carson rival Jack Delroy hosts a syndicated talk show ‘Night Owls’ that has long been a trusted companion to insomniacs around the country. A year after the tragic death of Jack’s wife, ratings have plummeted. Desperate to turn his fortunes around, Jack plans a Halloween special like no other, unaware he is about to unleash evil into the living rooms of America.
Writer-director duo Colin Cairnes and Cameron Cairnes craft a narrative that unfolds nearly in real time, as the taping of ‘Night Owls’ unexpectedly transforms from amusing to bizarre to deliciously sinister. In his first lead role, David Dastmalchian brings a magnetic charisma as well as layers of gravitas to the role of Jack. At its core Late Night With The Devil is a tale about the inextricable links between fame and cult of personality, modern technology and the supernatural… with plenty of insidious thrills along the way.