Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

Directed by Scott Derrickson.  Written by Derrickson and Paul Harris Boardman.  Based on a book entitled Beware the Night by Ralph Sarchie and Lisa Collier Cool.  Starring Eric Bana, Olivia Munn, Joel McHale, Edgar Ramirez and Sean Harris.

Plot: an NYPD sergeant experiences some demonic activity within the city, within his family and even within himself.


I’m gonna have to start by saying that the message this movie tried to slam into you just went in one ear and out the other for me and DJ.  And sufficed it to say there are a lot of spoilers ahead.  So here’s my warning.

******SPOILER ALERT******



This movie isn’t even really a horror movie.  It’s a religious movie that just so happens to be creepy.  It’s such heavy handed garbage that basically suggests that if you sin and don’t accept the Lord as your savior, you’re gonna come face to face with your worst nightmare.  I mean, his (Bana’s) particular sin was that he killed a child molester.  So, I guess a lot of people are going to hell since there’s such a thing as the death penalty.  And I’m not even an atheist by any stretch, but the religious aspect of this movie just didn’t sit well with me.  There are a lot of good people that aren’t religious and to suggest otherwise is kinda bullshit in my eyes.


The message was that people can’t – CANNOT – be good without god.  It followed some nutbag religious rules we hated.  The only things good about it were the production value, the acting, the effects and the bits of humor.  Oh, and the fact that the lion and dog were not shot.

Also, I feel it important to include that we read up on Sarchie, who helped write the book this is based on, and it turns out it’s only sort of based on things he experienced as a “demon hunter”.  He doesn’t really take too much stock in science either, only god and the devil.  We knocked it down points for that crap.  We do not recommend this at all and will never watch it again ourselves.

Our score: 19.

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