If you can bear through the first 20 minutes, then you’ll know that this is not that this is not quite the usual horror movie. If you’re expecting a scary cinematic experience that will make you jump off your seat, ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ is not your movie. But if you’re interested to see an aspect of one of the honchos of the devil, this movie just could give you a glimpse into the real, excruciating, deadly world of the diabolical supernatural forces of evil.
Based on ‘Beware the Night’, a 2001 non-fiction book by Ralph Sarchie and Lisa Collier Cool, ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ is directed by horror-meister Scott Derrickson (Sinister) and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of Caribbean). Eric Bana plays the character of Ralph Sarchie and supported by Edgar Ramirez, Sean Harris, Olivia Munn and Joel McHale, among others.
Deliver Us From Evil: Synopsis
This movie revolves around Ralph Sarchie’s earliest encounters with pure evil while he was still a detective in the Bronx and it explains how he became a supernatural investigator and demonologist. I think the most interesting character in the movie is Father Mendoza, played by Edgar Ramirez. A non-conventional Jesuit priest (an ex-heroine addict who smoked and drank), he approached criminals with a notion that pure evil may have had a hand in their actions, and thus he was determined to rescue the souls that are corrupted or possessed by evil.
The beginning of the movie may be boring, as we are introduced to the mundane crime-busting world of Sarchie and his partner. But slowly, the film began to build a momentum and revealed mysteries that offer explanations for certain people’s inhuman behaviour. There are scenes in this movie, towards the end, that made me winced and gasped in horror, such as the demon eating the flesh of the human it possessed. Watch this if you like supernatural cop drama investigations.
– Deliver Us From Evil