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You summon me for love?

An independent film made in 2009, Lo is first and foremost a love story. Albeit, a love story with demons, infernal pacts and demonology books. A loner named Justin falls in love with a quirky girl named April. She is kidnapped by demons, and leaves behind a book. Looking for any clue to save April, he finds a bookmark, showing how to summon a demon named Lo. So he does. Enter Lo.

Notable for taking place entirely in one room and remaining gripping despite the fact.


This film contains examples of:

  • Affably Evil: Lo, Jeez, arguably all the demonic characters.
  • Berserk Button: Lo's illusions progress until Justin believes the entire legions of hell are laughing at him. He snaps like a fucking twig.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Jeez first appears while holding a copy of The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus. Also, the Bookmark in the Book, marking the page on how to summon Lo.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: April agrees to go back to Hell with Jeez willingly if he'll allow her to save Justin's life first.
  • I Lied: Lo likes to do this.
  • Meet Cute: April and Justin's first meeting. While he was having lunch at a restaurant, she came out of nowhere and started eating his food, gushing at how good it tasted while he stared at her in wonder. So awkward, but so unbelievably adorable.
  • Mundane Made Awesome: The flashbacks are told in the form of Vaudeville style performances, and Plot Exposition is administered-IN SONG!
  • Sophisticated as Hell:
    • Jeez dresses extremely formally but talks kinda like a fancy stoner.
    Jeez: Dude. Dude.
    • Lo also switches between ominous archaic English and crass, slurred ramblings.
  • Star-Crossed Lovers: April and Justin.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Most of the movie is Lo doing this to Justin. Justin turns it around on him at the end.
  • The Reveal: April and Lo are the same entity.


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