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Dark and lackluster supernatural horror faces its demons on the streaming charts

May 14, 2022

You don’t have to search too hard to find a fairly straightforward supernatural horror movie about demonic possession these days, but The Exorcism of God at least tries to give an original twist to the formula by positioning at the heart of the story a man of the fabric who is resolutely failing in his field of competence.

Released to little fanfare earlier this year, co-writer and director Alejandro Hidalgo’s tale stars Will Beinbrink as Father Peter Williams, an American who has had an exorcism gone wrong and found him possessed. by the entity he was trying to expel, forcing him to commit an unpardonable sin.

Fast forward 18 years, and the priest now lives in a small Mexican village trying to atone for his sins by helping the needy. Naturally, his old spiritual enemy returns to inhabit one of the inhabitants, while doubling down on his malevolence by unleashing a plague-like disease on the children.

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It’s quite a game, however, with the villainous demon trying to manipulate Father Williams into confessing his darkest secret, which would save the girl’s life but also sentence him to excommunication from the church. , would ruin his life, condemn his soul and see him lose his faith once and for all.

The Exorcism of God drew decent reviews from critics, and while it should be commended for the way the story presents its protagonist (who is apparently a terrible person), it struggles to evolve beyond the formula . It’s not that Google Play Movies customers seem to care, given that the ambitious cooler if misjudged can be found sitting nicely on the platform’s global chart, according to FlixPatrol.

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