Do you believe in the paranormal? Ghosts? People, objects, even houses being possessed? If you don’t, Police Officer Ralph Sarchie might tell you otherwise. He is an police officer in New York where he takes a case that will change his view of the world we all live in and where he meets true evil.
Deliver Us From Evil
Director: Scott Derrickson
Writer: Scott Derrickson, Paul Harris Boardman, Ralph Sarchie, Lisa Collier Cool
Production: Screen Gems Production and Jerry Bruckheimer Films
Year Relased: 2014
“NY police officer Ralph Sarchie investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city.” – IMDB
Character Name – Actor’s Name
Police Officer Sarchie – Eric Bana
Father Mendoza – Edgar Ramirez
Jen Sarchie – Olivia Munn
Police Officer Butler – Joel McHale
Cristina Sarchie – Lulu Wilson
Honestly, I was expecting to crap my pants with this film, thankfully that didn’t happen BUT it wasn’t as scary as I had anticipated. I think the 2 second spider scene (the part that comes out in the trailer) scared me more than anything. There were a few “pop-ups” (areas where something just pops out of nowhere) that were scary but the movie itself wasn’t. I could probably watch that movie again without having to hide behind the popcorn bag. And that’s saying something because I’m a big scary cat.
I liked the fact that Father Mendoza was a badass: he never wore the typical priest outfit but instead sported some dark jeans, a leather jacket, smoked and drank. Cool dude if you ask me. OH! And he’s an exorcist. Edgar Ramirez played his part very well and if my priest looked like him, I’d be at church every Sunday, at every mass.
What freaked me out is the fact that this film is based on actual events: Ralph Sarchie must have actually seen something similar to the film and that freaks me out. I’m not sure how I would be able to live my life after seeing events regarding a demon come to life. Nope. Nope. I totally believe in these things. OOHH!! Just got chills!!
I did some research after the movie (of course) and found that Ralph Sarchie wrote a novel based on his paranormal experiences and that is what the movie is based on. The picture below is the cover of his novel:
Knowing me, I’ll buy this novel and read it late at night and regret reading it so late because I won’t be able to sleep. But I’ll do it anyways.
Here’s the movie trailer and I’m glad to say that it doesn’t give away the key points in the film. 🙂
Overall plot: 4/5