Last month saw the first trailer for Scott Derrickson’s Deliver Us From Evil arrive, and it was damned frightening. Beginning with a terrifying clip from the film, it proved yet again that Derrickson (Sinister, The Exorcism of Emily Rose) is a master at conjuring up an overpowering sense of dread.
The latest trailer has just been released, and is a much more fast paced than what came before, and it does not hold back on the horrors that await with this film, which is disturbingly based on actual events. Check out the new trailer below.
The film is based on the real life investigations of NYPD investigator Ralph Sarchie, who wrote the book Beware the Night. Derrickson and co-writer Paul Harris Boardman adapted Sarchie’s true crime book for the film.
Here is Amazon’s description of Beware the Night:
A sixteen-year NYPD veteran, Ralph Sarchie works out of the 46th Precinct in New York’s south Bronx. But it is his other job that he calls “the Work”: investigating cases of demonic possession and assisting in the exorcisms of humanity’s most ancient–and most dangerous–foes. Now he discloses for the first time his investigation into incredible true crimes an inhuman evil that were never explained, solved, or understood except by Sarchie and his partner. Schooled in the rituals of exorcism, and an eyewitness to the reality of demonic possession, Ralph Sarchie has documented a riveting chronicle of the inexplicable that gives a new shape to the shadows in the dark.
In Beware the Night, he takes readers into the very hierarchy of a hell on earth to expose the grisly rituals of a Palo Mayombe priest; a young girl whose innocence is violated by an incubus; a home invaded by the malevolent spirit of a supposedly murdered ninteenth-century bride; the dark side of a couple who were literally, the neighbors from hell; and more. Ralph Sarchie’s NYPD revelations are a powerful and disturbing documented link between the true-crime realities of life and the blood-chilling ice-grip of a supernatural terror.
Eric Bana (Chopper, Munich, Hulk, Hanna) leads the cast, which also includes Olivia Munn ( The Newsroom, Magic Mike), Edgar Ramirez (The Bourne Ultimatum, Zero Dark Thirty), Joel McHaleand Sean Harris.
Scott Derrickson both writes and directs.
Deliver us From Evil arrives in UK cinemas 22nd August 2014.
New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.