Saturday, November 1, 2014

Deliver Us From Evil (2014)

Last night was awesome. Did some trick or treating as an Ebola Response Team member (pictures will be up soon) and went to see SAW at the theater. Honestly, it was a awesome. Unfortunately, it also kept me from the blog, but that is all right. The next review on tap is for the 2014 flick Deliver Us From Evil.

Plot/ New York police officer Ralph Sarchie investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rites of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city.

The movie is an interesting watch. Based loosely on true events, this one travels into different genres and creates more of a supernatural drama than true horror flick. Unfortunately, it may have also bit off more than it could chew with the varying story elements. Sure, there are some solid performances, a dark and eerie atmosphere, and the always positive good versus evil / religious exorcism narrative that can be fun, but there are also some flaws. Overall, the interesting premise has to battle some cliché moments and predictability and at times struggles to keep up (not to mention the uneven combat cinematography). In the end, this one does have some entertaining moments and was actually more than I expected. Sure, it is not for everyone, but it is better than most of the exorcism driven religious horror that has come out lately.

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