Friday, June 13, 2014

Deliver Us From Evil: Beware the Night

Deliver Us From Evil - Poster | A Constantly Racing Mind
Coming to theaters near you on July 2, 2014 is this year's summer instalment of creepy. Last year's offering was James Wan's highly successful suspense/horror film "The Conjuring."  This year "Sinister" director Scott Derrickson returns with another "The following is based on actual accounts" type of horror film.  Derrickson and writer Paul Harris Boardman both veterans of 2005's "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" collaborate yet again in adapting former NYPD officer  Ralph Sarchie's adventures in investigating demonic events.  Ralph chronicles these exploits in his 2001 book "Beware the Night"  by Ralph Sarchie.  Australian actor Eric Bana ("Star Trek," "Hanna") plays Ralph who is going through a crisis of faith while investigating a series of murders. Venezuelan actor Édgar Ramírez ("Domino," "The Bourne Ultimatum") also stars as a rouge Catholic priest who enlists Sarchie's help in fighting demons. 

Sony Pictures hasn't been promoting this film very hard, however this what you need to know.
  • In "DELIVER US FROM EVIL," New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie's bone-chilling real-life cases.
    - Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment
Deliver Us From Evil - Eric Bana as Ralph Sarchie | A Constantly Racing Mind

Besides  "The Exorcism of Emily Rose," horror veterans, director Scott Derrickson and writer Paul Harris Boardman, have worked together in 2000 on the direct to video "Hellraiser: Inferno,"  and 2013's "Devil's Knot."  Both Derrickson and Harris Boardman are credited as the writers of 2000's horror film "Urban Legends: Final Cut."

In this trailer, religious skeptic Ralph Sarchie (Bana) investigates an incident at a zoo that he believes is a women's psychotic breakdown.  While Catholic priest, Father Mendoza, tries to convince the NYPD officer that this paranormal and demonic.

Ralph Sarchie not only writes novels he is associated with The New England Society For Psychic Research ran by Lorraine and the late Ed Warren.  Ralph started a New York chapter of the Psychic Research center.  It will be interesting to see how different the film is from book. 

"Deliver Us From Evil"  is in theaters , July 2, 2014. 


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Movie Data

Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Year:  2014
Staring: Eric Bana, Édgar Ramírez, Olivia Munn, Sean Harris, Joel McHale
Director: Scott Derrickson 
Producer(s): Jerry Bruckheimer
Writer: Scott Derrickson, Paul Harris Boardman, Ralph Sarchie, Lisa Collier Cool
Rating: R
Running Time: 118 minutes
Release Date:  7/2/2014

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