The Exorcist is back! No, not the upcoming Fox series of the same name, but a real-life documentary about an actual flesh-and-bone exorcism, Hostage To The Devil.
The name of the man casting out devils is Father Malachi Martin. Director Marty Stalker has followed the terrifying trail left by this Irish-born Jesuit priest, a "warrior for God," from New York to the Vatican to Ireland. Martin conducted several exorcisms before dying in strange circumstances after exorcising a four-year-old girl.
Stalker uses first-person interviews alongside dramatic reconstructions and what is believed to be footage of a girl being tortured by the devil. The documentary is named after Martin's 1992 book of the same name.
One interviewee says in the trailer:
"The truth is, whether we like it or not, the devil does exist. He can influence you or he does influence you."
The Causeway Pictures documentary explores just who the power of Christ compels through examining why some people are absolutely convinced the devil can possess people.
Watch the trailer:
'Hostage To The Devil' will be released on 30 June
Source: Bloody Disgusting