Before 2022 comes to a close, it’s time for one last interesting horror movie entry: pray to the devil Comes to Billboard with the determined intention of giving us goosebumps, for the hundredth time, with themes of hellish possessions and exorcisms.
It does so by weaving some interesting messages between the scare sequence and the fear sequence in such a way that it addresses the guilt of the victims, often singled out for their vulnerability or the role of women in the Catholic Church, much in the matter of practice. Limited exorcism.
In any case it is not a film that reproduces the genre, but it stands out for its technical invoice above the handful of productions that have addressed the subject.
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Sister Ann deals with a complicated past after being physically and psychologically abused by her schizophrenic mother. This is why he shows a special empathy towards people who are subject to paranormal presence and has the ability to become intimately involved with them.
Very interested in the practice of exorcism, she entered an official academy of the Catholic Church, where priests are trained to confront the possessed and to free them before they reach a terminal stage of irreversible corruption. trained, whose end is inevitably death.
In this context, he meets Natalie, one of the center’s patients who is being harassed by the same institution that had Ann’s mother. Determined to open new avenues for women in the church, find the origins of evil, and try to save the girl, she will enter dark paths marked by “Satan’s soldiers”.
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As we recently told you we will have a sequel among the outstanding releases of 2023 the ExorcistA film that marked a before and after in horror films in general and hellish possessions in particular.
In a way, this was the film that laid the foundation for a subgenre in which we’ve seen nothing more than repetitions of the same leitmotifs: necks that snap, bodies that contort in unnatural ways, scaly walls that It challenges religious symbols and, as a backdrop, the battle between good and evil, which is a universal narrative theme.
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So the scope for doing something new and original seems quite limited. Only when signs of credibility or links to real, documented and truly chilling cases are presented does it seem like a window of opportunity opens to innovate, as was the case recently. 13 exorcism,
In the case at hand, perhaps the most interesting line added to this chapter is that of the leading lady as an exorcist, following in the footsteps of St. Catherine of Siena. The idea’s potential in a time of female empowerment is well seen, even though the film’s ending is so silly and hasn’t been exploited as much as it deserves.
Be that as it may, pray to the devil marks the return of director Daniel Stamm from the last Exorcism to shoot with this subject after 12 years in which he has focused his career mainly on television. While it’s true that the film doesn’t have a great plot, it does have a fine technical invoice and some solvent special effects that will delight die-hard horror fans.
Anyone who wants to say goodbye to 2022 with some terrifying scares can book the movie in advance and keep an eye out for the horror movies coming in 2023… Just till January 4th to meet us with the new sensation Will have to wait network: M3GAN,