‘Deliver Us From Evil’ is dark, violent, and an adventure in grace

Eric Bana, center, and Joel McHale, left, in a scene from "Deliver Us From Evil" (CNS/Sony Picture/Andrew Schwartz)

Horror-meister Scott Derrickson's newest film, "Deliver Us From Evil," begins with three U.S. Marines in Iraq who come across some strange writing on a wall in an underground cave. What they don't realize is that the writing is from the devil and that when they return home, they bring darkness and evil with them.New York police sergeant Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana) is one tough cop with his own inner darkness. He is married to Jen (Olivia Munn) with one child, Christina (Lulu Wilson). He works … [Read more...]

Horror films 2014: “To reckon with real-world horror”, according to horror master Scott Derrickson

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Edgar Ramirez in "Deliver Us from Evil"  Screen Gems One of my Facebook friends is the director and filmmaker Scott Derrickson who made "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" and "Sinister." I have watched Scott's movies ever since he interviewed Wes Craven on horror films at the City of Angels Film Festival about the year 2000. They talked about why people go to horror films ("They are already afraid"), or don't go, and it was fascinating. Scott has a new horror film coming out this year entitled … [Read more...]

Scare yourself thin: horror movies help burn calories study finds

The axe kin diet … Wendy Torrance (Shelley Duvall) loses about half a stone in The Shining. Photograph: Allstar/Cinetext/Warner Bros

Watching scary movies can help you burn the calorific equivalent of a small chocolate bar, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Westminster.Those who watched a 90-minute horror film were likely to burn up to 113 calories ....Click here to continue reading this article from The Guardian (UK). … [Read more...]


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