‘Diablero’ Netflix Season 1 – Review

Diablero Netflix Season 1 Review

Mexican web series ‘Diablero’ (means a demon hunter) is a good one to watch if you enjoy horror shows with all those supernatural elements like demons and angels. The show is about the fight between some brave humans and evil forces but has enough drama, humor, and horror.

Jose Manuel Cravioto directed this eight-episode long ‘Diablero’ Season 1 that is based on the book by Mexican writer Francisco Haghenbeck entitled El Diablo me obligó (The Devil Forced Me).

The story of the series looks interesting with a plotline that relates to a time when there was a balance between good and evil when angels were protecting humans. Once angels left humans for various reasons, humans started falling prey to demons. Fortunately, a brave group of people aka Diableros with some mysterious power emerged to protect them.

In the story, we see a young girl who goes missing in Mexico City, who turns out to be the daughter of priest Ramiro Ventura. The priest hesitantly takes the help of a demon hunter named Elvis and his crew in order to fight with many otherworldly forces.

As the story progresses, we see a variety of dark forces and elements of suspense in the middle of the series. No doubt, the story begins well with Mexican folklore and the idea of humans with extra skills fighting demons; however, there are too many things going in one storyline, that might be kind of upsetting for some. But, we would recommend you to watch the series till the end.

Overall, we find the series very impressive with its fast-paced narrative. Most of the characters are well written by giving a personal angle to their lives. With all these being outlined, sometimes we tend to expect more with some original ideas in between.

Nevertheless, the series in its season 1 — although takes a back seat in terms of monster hunting and floats a bit in tonality with a shift in focus to some conspiracies involving the church – ended pretty well. We definitely would suggest everyone watch it, but only if you are into this kind of horror or dark fantasy with a little over-the-top theme but enough substance to keep you engaged throughout.

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Lastly, we must mention here the performance of most of the cast. They are truly amazing. With the right amount of humor, fun, and some great chemistry between the main characters, ‘Diablero’ is indeed a must-watch demon-based show.

Watch ‘Diablero’ Season 1 (Trailer) here below

Watch Season 1 Now on Netflix. Here are the ‘Diablero’ episodes details of the series:

Diablero Episode 1. The Demons are Among Us

A girl named Mariana is taken by a powerful demon after killing her mother Lucía. The mother before dying let the father of the girl, a priest named Father Ramiro Ventura, know that he must find their daughter taken by a demon.

The young priest reaches out to the cops, but they are of no use. A demon hunter or “Diablero” Elvis Infante and his friends then find the young priest to offer their help. Now the priest must rest his faith on him, who is known for his unusual methods.

Diablero Episode 2. Leg of a Dog, Heart of a Chicken

Father Ventura and his demon hunter friends in search of the girl meet an underground fight club owner Isaac aka El Indio who conducts fights between demon-possessed human beings. He is a collector of powerful (Type 2) demons who keep the bad spirits in control.

As things don’t go well between the Diablero and the owner of the fight club, Nancy – a girl who is a friend of Elvis and who can summon a demon into herself – strikes a deal with the owner in order to know more about the demon who has captured Mariana. Meanwhile, Ketamina or Keta – Elvis’ sister – is in search of Lucía’s body to sense more on the demon. She has her own sad past in this story.

Diablero Episode 3. The Hidden Children

Two women were found dead with an ancient mark and then the missing girl. In flashbacks, we see Keta has a toddler named Mayaken who one day was mysteriously taken by someone. Back to the present time, we see Keta convincing Elvis that for the first time in 8 years, they have found something similar that can lead them to her missing son.

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Meanwhile, Mariana gets to know her protector – a woman named Mama Chabela who rescued her from a forest and claims she can keep her safe. Father Ventura and his new friends learn that the demon only attacks and takes kids whose fathers are priests. So, now both Keta and Nancy will also have to find out some ancient invocation that involves kids. Also, we learn that Keta has a history with Isaac.   

Diablero Episode 4. An Arcane Incantation

Diablero Elvis with the help of Nancy (by using her as a vessel for demons) performs an ancient ritual to summon the demon with unsettling results. Mama Chabela reveals herself as a female diablero but she has her evil intentions by keeping those children hostage for something big.

Diablero Episode 5. The Conclave

A frightened Mariana runs for help, while Elvis seeks wisdom from his father. Keta learns she’s much more powerful than she realized.

Diablero Episode 6. A Woman Diablero

Mama Chabela reveals her plans, and Cardinal Morelo asks Ventura to choose sides. Elvis goes looking for the Diableras, including the one who uses demons to kidnap kids.

Diablero Episode 7. Four Tombs

Elvis and his crew race to find Mamá Chabela and the children in time. Elsewhere, a spell has Isaac behaving unlike himself.

Diablero Episode 8. Red Sky

When all signs point to the end of the world, the team gathers supplies and prepares to fight back — or die trying.

‘Diablero’ – A Mexican Television Web Series

Christopher Von Uckermann, Horacio García Rojas, Gisselle Kuri, Fátima Molina, Dolores Heredia, Humberto Busto, Quetzalli Cortés, Alexa Martin, Flavio Medina, Dulce Neri and Mariana Botas.
Genres: Horror, Mexican TV Programmes
Creators: Pablo Tébar, José Manuel Cravioto
Release Year: 2018
Streaming Platform: Netflix

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