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Deliver Us from Evil

Year : 2014 Director : Scott Derrickson Running Time : 1 hour 58 mins Genre : ,
Movie review score
3/5

What’s it about?
A New York police officer (Eric Bana) investigates a series of crimes joining forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rites of exorcism, to combat weird occurrences.

What did we think?
Anthony Sherratt: An interesting thriller that turned out to be less horror and more of a gritty detective piece with supernatural themes. Slightly discordant pacing actually added to the atmosphere and kept you on your toes. Director Scott Derrickson teases the story out well never quite giving you everything you want and the attention he draws to victims gives it a pathos not often seen in this genre.

The dark gritty feel of the city is always evident and the shadowy promise of evil lurking ever present. A better than average flick that true horror fans will appreciate.

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One Response so far.

  1. Caitlin Parker says:

    I’m more interested in the story behind the horror than the gore. Excited for this one!

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