‘Luz’: The Horror News Network Review

The possession tale has become so synonymous with horror films that everyone knows the playbook.  The slow reveal of the demonic presence, the reluctance to believe the individual/family, the manifestation of supernatural powers (speaking in tongues, telekinesis, newfound flexibility), the intervention of the church, and the cleansing of the possessed through some form of prayer or exorcism.  What I am describing is, of course, the playbook written by Exorcist director William Friedkin in 1973 which has been used by his many imitators that have followed in his stead. read more