When I was a teenager I went through a period where all I wanted to read about were serial killers and demons. Surprising, right? Well, during my trips to various bookstores to relieve them of their wares, one of the books that caught my attention was Father Malachi Martin’s Hostage to the Devil: The Possession and Exorcism of Five Contemporary Americans. Besides having a killer title, the author was a priest named Malachi! As a Stephen King-loving horror nut, I figured that this book was made for me.
Netflix just added a new documentary to its library, entitled Hostage to the Devil, which explores the world of real-life exorcisms. The documentary reveals new key details about Father Malachi Martin, who was an Irish Catholic Priest, author, and professor. He is said to be the real-life inspiration for the book and film, The Exorcist. The documentary is named after a book written by Martin, of the same title.
In the documentary, a former CIA agent named Robert Marrow claims that Father Malachi Martin’s death was related to an exorcism he was performing on a child. Marrow states that an invisible force pushed Martin down, and he died from his injury at the age of 78. read more
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