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Nov 05

Deliver Us From Evil

deliverusfromevilGenre: Horror / Thriller
Year: 2014
Country: USA

Director: Scott Derrickson
Starring: Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn, Chris Coy, Dorian Missick

 

You haven’t seen true evil

 

Deliver Us from Evil has an interesting background as it is based on a book called Beware The Night by Ralph Sarchie, a retired NYPD police officer who would later become a so-called demonologist. Although films that claim to be based on true stories doesn’t always end up to be very good, there’s no denying that the backstory of this one provides something fresh and interesting.

Eric Bana portrays Ralph Sarchie in the film and the case he works on is his first contact with true evil when he investigates a series of violent and demonic events. Together with his non-believer partner Butler and the young priest Mendoza, Ralph goes up against an evil demon that has traveled all the way from the deep caves of Iraq.

The film plays like a dark thriller, following the cops chasing the evil around the gritty streets of New York. You always feel like the horror elements are present and it does have some horrific scenes in it early on aswell before it turns to become a more typical and generic exorcism movie in the final part, which is also the low point of the film.

Dec 31

Sinister

sinister-poster01Genre: Horror
Year: 2012
Country: USA

Director: Scott Derrickson
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, Fred Dalton Thompson, James Ransone, Michael Hall D’Addario

 

Once you see him, nothing can save you

 

Ellison Oswalt is a true crime writer who is desperate for his next project to succeed after having several failed projects during the last ten years. He moves his family of four into a house that has a haunting history. Oswalt is hoping to use the murders that occurred in this house as the subject for his new book.

While looking around in the attic, he finds a box of old Super 8 reels. The films contain footage of different time periods from the 60’s and up to last year with different families being killed off. He is noticing some demonic symbol and figure watching these murders and soon finds his own family to be in danger by the same creature that is lurking in the shadows on these films.