Following a tragic ‘accident’ as a young boy, Dennis (Frederick Koehler) is a mentally challenged teenager living with his older brother John (Sean Patrick Flanery). Whilst John struggles to balance looking after his backward brother - his impatient girlfriend wants Dennis out of their way and placed in an institution. But when Dennis befriends his alter ego in an antique mirror, the reflection (Michael Berryman) encourages Dennis to ‘fix’ his retarded brain by gaining notoriety and respect for being a serial killer. One day, Dennis begins his task of killing those around him and preserving their cadavers in the family basement.
Fifteen years in the making, Andrew Getty – the grandson of oil billionaire J. Paul Getty – makes his directorial debut with The Evil Within. Every single frame was painstakingly analysed by Getty but almost failed to see the light of day following Getty’s tragic death in 2015 after a life of addiction and controversy. The resulting film is a window Andrew Getty’s darkest nightmares that witness the disturbing psychological world that is The Evil Within.