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 has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.


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