I promise you that this film will hook you in the first 5 minutes… maybe the first 3.
I have a rule of (deformed) thumb that states in order for a Horror/Comedy to work it must be roughly 80% Horror and 20% Comedy and “The Day of the Beast” falls firmly into the parameter. The acting is played completely straight with absolutely no sly winking at the audience. Shit, Luther! The rituals portrayed in this movie are the most accurate this side of 2016’s “A Dark Song”.