‘The Devil All the Time’: There’s Something Special About the Narrator of the New Netflix Movie

by Jeremy Spirogis
Tom Holland In The Devil All the Time

Starring Tom Holland and Robert Pattinson, Netflix’s new drama, The Devil All the Time, tells a gripping backwoods story a few household plagued with darkish secrets and techniques. And together with its star-studded forged, the movie contains a distinctive narrator linked to its story.

Tom Holland In The Devil All the Time
Tom Holland | Glen Wilson/Netflix

Netflix’s ‘The Devil All The Time’ is predicated on a e-book

The Devil All The Time is predicated on writer Donald Ray Pollock’s award-winning 2011 e-book. It tells the story of a younger boy named Arvin (Tom Holland) who tragically loses his mother and father and strikes in along with his grandmother and new step sister. But as he turns into a person, he continues to find that most individuals have much more sinister motives than they let on. 

The Netflix movie stars Spider-Man star Tom Holland as Arvin, Bill Skarsgård as his father, Willard, Robert Pattinson as Preacher Preston Teagarden, and Sebastian Stan as Sheriff Bodecker.

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‘The Devil All The Time’ director was fascinated with Pollock’s novel

In an interview with Slash Film, The Devil All the Time screenwriter/director Antonio Campos talked about his admiration for Pollock’s e-book. He praised the writer for creating these deep characters whereas bringing a southern really feel to a narrative set within the midwest. 

“[Donald Ray Pollock], the author was, was able to create this amazing hybrid of Southern Gothic literature and hard-boiled fiction, and those two of my favorite genres to read,” Campos stated. “I felt like there was this type of new style at play – Midwestern Gothic, as a result of Southern Ohio isn’t the South, you already know, West Virginia isn’t essentially the South. 

“So I felt like there was this world that Don was bringing me into I didn’t know, and I was fascinated by Ohio, and the Ohio of it all,” he added. “That grabbed me, and then thematically, characters wrestling with their faith and struggling with religion are some of the most interesting characters to me.”

The film’s narrator is the story’s unique creator, Donald Ray Pollock

The Devil All the Time options quick narrations that assist make clear the story and its characters’ innermost ideas. And for this explicit narration, Campos requested the story’s creator, writer Donald Ray Pollock to do the honors. 

“From the moment we started implementing narration, there was no other person in my mind than Donald Ray Pollock,” Campos instructed The Oakland Press. “I knew his voice was perfect. It was a voice that was born and raised in Knockemstiff, Ohio. What actor are you going to get that is going to be able to replicate the feel of that specific place?”

The director famous that in manufacturing, he would attain out to Pollock for particular voice recordings. He stated the writer would file his voiceovers and e-mail them to him as wanted. 

“It was a really great collaborative process,” Campos added. “His voice was so important to the book, and I was happy we found a way of incorporating it, literally, in the movie.”

The Devil All the Time is presently streaming on Netflix. 

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