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The Vatican to Hold Exorcist Training Course to Combat Rising Number of Possessions

The Vatican will be holding a training course from April 16th to the 21st at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome to train religious leaders in exorcisms and the prayer of liberation, which is often used to combat demonic possession. The course will be offered to meet the need for more exorcists.

Both The Guardian and The Telegraph cite an Italian article in Vatican News as the source for the event, and the perspective of some of the event’s guest speakers. The Guardian reports that Fr Benigno Palilla, an exorcist from Sicily, reports that cases of demonic possession have recently tripled on the island. Fr Cesare Truqui, who will be speaking at the event, had this to say to Vatican News: read more

‘The Devil and Father Amorth’ – Trailer and Release Date Revealed

Before director William Friedkin struck gold in Hollywood with The French Connection in 1971 and then The Exorcist in 1973, he made his bones as a documentary filmmaker in the early 60’s. It should comes as no surprise then that he would return to his roots in documentaries and combine that with something with which his name has become synonymous over the years: exorcism.

See the synopsis of The Devil and Father Amorth below.

Years after he changed the landscape of American filmmaking with 1973’s THE EXORCIST, director, co-writer and legendary storyteller William Friedkin moves from fiction to fact with his new documentary, THE DEVIL AND FATHER AMORTH. What began as a brief conversation between Friedkin and Father Gabrielle Amorth – the head Exorcist for the Diocese of Rome for over 30 years – as two professionals who knew of each other’s work soon transformed into an once-in-a- lifetime opportunity, as Amorth agreed Friedkin could film an exorcism ceremony. It would be the ninth exorcism for a painfully afflicted woman, Cristina (a pseudonym), who had already been under Father Amorth’s care – and it would be filmed by Friedkin alone, with no other crew allowed, no light other than the natural light in the room and a small digital camera-and-mic unit that could capture the ritual and
its revelations.

Combining the startling and singular footage from Cristina’s exorcism with interviews from priests and psychologists, neurosurgeons and non-believers, Friedkin guides us on a journey into the twilight world between the boundaries of what we know and what we don’t with a singular and startling guide in the form of the urbane, charming and self-deprecatingly funny Father Amorth, a man who laughs in the face of the Devil both figuratively and literally. Combining Friedkin’s past memories and present observations with archival footage and new interviews – as well as also presenting what may be the only real exorcism ceremony captured on film – THE DEVIL AND FATHER AMORTH is a startling and surprising story of the religion, the ritual and the real-world victims involved in possession and exorcism.

The Devil and Father Amorth is set to open in select theaters on April 20th.  Keep it locked to Horror News Network for more info and in the meantime, check out the trailer below: read more

Satan and Christ Battle on Land and Sea in the Trailer for SHARK EXORCIST

Satan Swims to Shore for June Release  

In Brand-New Trailer and Key Art for Shark Exorcist

 

 

New York, NY – WildEye Releasing is shoring up the release of cult director Donald Farmer’s latest, Shark Exorcist, with a brand new trailer and key art.

 

Farmer (Demon Queen, Cannibal Hookers, Dorm of the Dead) turns his camera to the creature feature genre with a twist.  A deadly great white shark terrorizes the small village of Paris Landing.  The beast is driven not by rage or revenge, but by the Devil himself.  Instead of a hardened shark hunter, the fishermen and swimmers must look to a Catholic priest to save their souls and his own. read more

Exorcism Horror ASMODEXIA on DVD 28 March

Sharp Teeth Films Presents:

The official UK trailer for exorcism horror ASMODEXIA arrives just in time for Easter   ON DVD 28 MARCH 2016

“… it will chill you to the bone …” Dread Central

“… wonderfully blasphemous …” UK Horror Scene

“A fresh twist on the exorcism genre.” Shock Til You Drop

https://youtu.be/UhMC0y44beA

The possessed become growling, body-convulsing monsters in director Marc Carreté’s striking debut feature. ASMODEXIA follows two travelling exorcists in a macabre tale of horrifying possession, religious extremism and paranoia that builds to a shocking finale.  Shot in 2013, the film uses abandoned locations, remnants of the troubled economy, as decaying backdrops for an eerie ‘end of days’ story. read more

Trailer Release for Exorcism Doc, ‘Hostage to the Devil’

In a world where the debate between good and evil rages on, who is Hostage to the Devil?

 

New documentary explores the story of Fr Malachi Martin – scholar, priest, writer, and exorcist

 

 

Belfast, Northern Ireland (February 11, 2016) – Causeway Pictures released the new trailer for the upcoming documentary, Hostage to the Devil. Over 5 years in production, director Marty Stalker has made a film which examines age old questions regarding the existence of the Devil, and the debate over good versus evil, all through the life of a controversial Irish-born Jesuit priest, Fr Malachi Martin. read more