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.
The film has been funded by Northern Ireland Screen and the Bord Scanna?n na hE?ireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB).
From Ireland, to the Vatican, to New York, using first-person interviews with paranormal experts including Lorraine Warren, Ralph Sarchie and John Zaffis, along with dramatic reconstructions, archival footage, and Martin’s own words, this spine-chilling documentary takes the audience on a journey through an extraordinary life; marked by battles against the Vatican, scandal, contention and most of all, a deep and all-encompassing belief in the theory and practice of exorcism.
The film explains, in graphic detail, the process and outcomes of exorcism, focusing on the horrifying case study of a four year old girl – Fr Martin’s final exorcism consultation before his death under suspicious circumstances.
Hostage to the Devil invites the audience to draw their own conclusions about Satan, exorcism and the man who described it all as, “a titanic clash of wills that threatens the lives, the sanity, and even the souls of all attending.”
Causeway Pictures will be in attendance at the Berlin Film Festival 2016.
Keep an eye on the website for details of future screenings.