Movies that the Vatican Doesn’t Want You to See…

Funny.

The horror movie that opened this weekend, The Devil Inside, ran on the tag line “It’s the movie the Vatican doesn’t want you to see.”

Turns out there was a very good reason the Vatican wouldn’t want us to see it.

The movie has been almost universally panned as a terrible, terrible movie.

The Vatican, FTW!

So, how do moviegoers respond to the widespread condemnation of this film as a piece of trash? They make it #1, and guarantee we’ll be getting more of this crap.

And, as a matter of fact, the director of “the movie the Vatican doesn’t want you to see” now wants you to see his new film about the Vatican.

I am not making this up.

Let me borrow a line from Steve Martin and say it to this director: I don’t think you realize how unattractive hate is.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.


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