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REVIEW: The Exorcism of God

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The Exorcism of God

One movie that I was excited to check out was Alejandro Hidalgo’s ‘The Exorcism of God’ which is scheduled to arrive in theaters on March 11th, and stars Will Beinbrink and Joseph Marcell, and I got the chance to do that over the weekend.

According to the summary: “Peter Williams is an American priest in Mexico who’s considered a saint by many local parishioners. However, due to a botched exorcism, he carries a dark secret that’s eating him alive until he gets an opportunity to face his own demon one last time.”

The movie is creative in it’s approach, and for the majority of the first half of the movie it builds a great foundation for a story, centered on and American priest working in Mexico who does something terrible while becoming temporarily possessed during an exorcism. Dealing with the guilt from his sin, the priest banishes himself into near-seclusion for 18 years as he continues his orphanage charitable work, while hiding his secret from the church.

Williams fears that telling the bishop will lead to him being excommunicated and unable to continue his work.

The movie weaves through this with precision, and sets up a promising conclusion. For an exorcism movie, it seems to reel in creative scenes and not rely so much on the typical cliches that have riddled the horror movie genre.

However, where it shines in the setup, it fails miserably in the execution.

Simply too much is going on during the last 45 minutes of the movie, and churns a solid foundation into a fractured, convoluted mess. Gone are any excitement for the story, and gone is any tone of fear that was initially set.

The plot self destructs with no good reason, and leaves a deflated, disappointed feeling for an ending that perhaps had far more depth, but was severely diminished by the last half of the movie.

Hildalgo shows his talent overall, but there’s simply too much going on in the end to make this movie truly stand out in an over-saturated niche.

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Anthony DiMoro is the leader writer and founder of 'Fright Nerd'. DiMoro has written for popular websites such as Forbes and The Huffington Post. DiMoro cites Friday the 13th, A Nightmare On Elm Street and Halloween among his favorite horror movies of all time.

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Clip Arrives for Taneli Mustonen’s ‘The Twin’

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The Twin

A brand new clip has dropped for Taneli Mustonen’s new horror ‘The Twin’ which is set to arrive on the Shudder streaming platform, in theaters, on VOD, and on digital next week on May 6th, 2022.

Starring Teresa Palmer, Steven Cree, and Barbara Marten, the film tells the story of: “Following the aftermath of a tragic accident that claimed the life of one of their twins, Rachel (Palmer, “A Discovery of Witches,” Warm Bodies) and husband Anthony (Steven Cree, “A Discovery of Witches,” “Outlander”) relocate to the other side of the world with their surviving son in the hopes of building a new life. What begins as a time of healing in the quiet Scandinavian countryside soon takes an ominous turn when Rachel begins to unravel the torturous truth about her son and confronts the malicious forces attempting to take a hold of him.”

Check out the new clip below, courtesy of Bloody Disgusting:

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‘A Quiet Place: Day One’ Announced As Third Film in Franchise

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‘A Quiet Place: Day One’ has been officially announced as the title of the third entry, and a spinoff, in the popular horror franchise, during Paramount’s presentation at the CinemaCon event taking place this week.

Following a delay, the film is currently scheduled to hit theaters on September 23rd, 2023 and will apparently serve as a prequel to the first two movies.

The third installment will see John Krasinski produce alongside Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller

According to Deadline: “The hope is this film would help set up a potential Quiet Place universe that the studio can build on for years to come. It is also known that, while not out of the question, Emily Blunt and Krasinski likely would not reprise their roles in this installment.”

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Gamactica Announces Partnership with ParaFlixx Paranormal+

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ParaFlixx Paranormal+

Content Creation social and marketing platform Gamactica and paranormal streaming platform ParaFlixx (aka ParaFlixx paranormal+) that will see the brands collaborate in a number of ways that will include Film SEO, spotlight the horror content creators, movies, and shows on the ParaFlixx platform.

PARAFlixx paranorml+ is a streaming service dedicated to the paranormal, supernatural, universe & beyond and then some” Natalie Jones, President and CEO of Paraflixx said in an exclusive interview with Gamactica .

“Most of our content is exclusive and only available on our website and app on Apple TV, Amazon Fire, RokuTV, Google Play Store, Apple Store and Chromecast. The streaming service is available worldwide and has been referred to as ‘The Netflix of the Paranormal’ by our fans. The journey has been incredible to bring together a united passion for the paranormal which did not previously exist on the market on this scale. The era of television has shifted, and we are a part of a vision to to bring content never seen before to the tv screen and any smart device on-the-go. At PARAFlixx, Inc., we stand for infinite possibilities as a universal platform. ”

“Horror has long been a major point of interest, from a content standpoint, for the Gamactica brand, and partnering with an up-and-coming horror streaming platform such as ParaFlixx allows us to be involved in helping this exciting platform grow” Anthony DiMoro, CEO of Gamactica. “Gamactica is looking forward to working with Natalie, the team at ParaFlixx, and all the shows and creators on the platform, and elevating their brand impact via our award-winning internet marketing and Film SEO.”

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