Devil in Ohio is a suspense thriller limited series based on the book of the same name by Daria Polatin.
Starring Emily Deschanel the series follows a psychiatrist named Suzanne Mathis, who brings one of her young patients, Mae, home to stay with the family for a few days.
But things start to unravel quickly when Suzanne's 15-year-old daughter Jules (Xaria Dotson) soon discovers that Mae (Madeleine Arthur) is wearing her clothes, sleeping in her bedroom, edging her out of her position on the school paper and flirting with her crush.
And Mae has no intention of leaving.
But why would Suzanne bring Mae to live with the Mathis family? Basically, Mae is a damaged girl and with her own family nowhere to be found, Suzanne thinks she can save her.
The problem is that Jules pieces clues together and discovers that Mae may be a survivor of the strange cult that has taken over a nearby town.
And they will stop at nothing to get Mae back.
Soon the Mathis family is fighting for survival against the strange cult while Suzanne and a local police detective try to unravel the clues of Mae's past and sinister happenings in the town she escaped.
Devil in Ohio Official Trailer
Is Devil In Ohio Worth Watching?
The crazy thing about Devil in Ohio is that it is inspired by a true story. That doesn't mean it's actually all fact, but there are some grains of truth in it.
To give some context to the movie, Devil in Ohio is actually a YA novel – so the book is aimed at the teen audience. The problem is that it's very tricky to convert a teen novel into an adult suspense thriller.
That is especially true when the story in the book is told from the daughter's perspective.
The vast amount of the series is there to tell you that something isn't quite right with Mae. But we already know that from very early on.
When we eventually get to the part where we find out what it is that Mae has actually done, it is sort of written away as part of the effects of being in a cult, undoing all of the suspense that has already been built up.
Like a lot of these shows, the idea that a qualified psychiatrist can be so easily fooled is incredibly annoying. It's eye-rollingly frustrating and makes you want to scream at the tv.
So yes, the show has issues. All that said, Devil in Ohio does have plenty of tension, a storyline that keeps you guessing and enough creepiness to stay tuned.
Devil In Ohio Release Date On Netflix
With eight episodes to delve into, Devil In Ohio will be released on Netflix on September 2, 2022.
Devil In Ohio Netflix Cast
With eight episodes in the series, the directing duties have been shared between John Fawcett, Brad Anderson, Leslie Hope, and Steve Adelson.
The show is produced by Ian Hay with executive producers Daria Polatin, Rachel Miller and Andrew Wilder.
Emily Deschanel (Bones) as Dr. Suzanne Mathis, a hospital psychiatrist.
Sam Jaeger as Peter
Stacey Farber (Virgin River) as Gina
Gerardo Celasco as Detective Lopez
Madeleine Arthur (To All The Boys I've Loved Before) as Mae
Xaria Dotson as Jules Mathis, Suzanne's daughter.
Alisha Newton as Helen
Naomi Tan as Dani
Djouliet Amara as Tatiana
Jason Sakaki as Isaac, Jule's best friend
Marci T. House as Adele
Samantha Ferris as Rhoda
Bradley Stryker as Sheriff Wilkins
Evan Ellison as Sebastian
Ty Wood as Teddy
Tahmoh Penikett as Malachi
Keenan Tracey as Noah