Which ‘God’ is the right ‘God’. Are they all the same thing? Or is the power to believe in yourself all that you need?
The Exorcist: Believer puts those questions in a present day follow on from the infamous 1973 ‘The Exorcist’, a horror film that had audiences fainting in the aisles and was well ahead of its time.
Kathrine and Angela are teenage school friends. Angela’s mum had passed and even though she had never met her, feels a connection to her.
An ancient voodoo ritual and two girls heading off in to the woods to summon a spirit sets the premise for a true Exorcist film.
The girls go missing for three days and when they are found, they have no memory of what happened – but something came back with them.
‘Captain Howdy’ returns. The demonic entity from decades ago is back, but this time possessing two girls in tandem.
The Exorcist: Believer has a lot of throwbacks and easter eggs that pay homage to the original – if you’ve seen the OG film, you’ll recognise them instantly.
Not only that, The Exorcist: Believer could not have been done better, retaining the same feel, terror, subliminal horror as the first.
Hear those ‘Tubular Bells’ ring once again and see this film.This is horror done right and one of the best scare-fest movies you’ll see this year.
Running Time: 111 MIN
Director: David Gordon Green
Starring: Leslie Odom Jr., Ann Dowd, Jennifer Nettles, Norbert Leo Butz, Lidya Jewett, Olivia Marcum, Ellen Burstyn
Production Studio: Blumhouse
Distributor: Universal Pictures