Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Deliver Us From Evil: What Do You Believe

This year "Sinister" director Scott Derrickson returns with another horror film. Derrickson and writer Paul Harris Boardman who brought us 2005's "The Exorcism of Emily Rose." collaborate yet again. 

Former NYPD officer Ralph Sarchie's details his adventures in investigating demonic events in his 2001 book "Beware the Night"  by Ralph Sarchie. 

Eric Bana ("Star Trek,"  "Hanna")  plays Sarchie 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. 

Here is a the synopsis:
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

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, Ralph Sarchie (Bana) is having a crisis of faith. After investigating an incident at the zoo that he believes is a women's psychotic breakdown.  Finds that something evil has followed him home.  If you believe in good, or in god you must believe in evil or in the devil.

Former NYPD detective turned author, Ralph Sarchie, 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. 

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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