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...]

The Rite: The Devil is Back and He’s Still Mad

The devil returns to the silver screen this week with the opening of director Mikael Hafstrom’s “The Rite”, based on journalist Matt Baglio’s 2009  book “The Rite: the Making of a Modern Exorcist.”Baglio’s book explores the current reality of Satanic activity in our day and follows the training of Father Gary Thomas of the Diocese of San Jose, CA, as an exorcist in 2007 during a course at the Regina Apostolorum University in Rome. Both witnessed exorcisms during this time. In an interview this … [Read more...]


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