Deliver Us From Evil Review

*Disclaimer please do not watch if you fall into the following; Cat lover, unable to stomach gore and/or has a fear of cockroaches (like me) … oh and there are some spoilers below too XD*

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The Plot

It’s been a while since I reviewed a movie so let’s just dive into it shall we. For once, there is no creepy cabin in the woods instead, the movie starts with a short but intense gun fight by 4 US army soldiers.

Actually I have no idea who they are firing at. (roll eyes) Moving on…they encounter a HOLE IN THE GROUND~!!! Something new from Hollywood to me and as you might have guessed, something bad happens inside the hole.

Scene cuts to show the life of police officer, Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana) and his daily struggles at work What follows is a series of really bad experiences and even a dramatic exorcism with Mendoza (Édgar Ramírez) a rebel Priest. All packed into one movie. Oh and there is a very good reason why Mendoza is a rebel Priest, in fact it forms quite a bit of the film.

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The Verdict

I have to say “its just ANOTHER demon possession movie”. BUT, but it is not an utter disappointment for me, simply for the way the plot is executed. I like how even though it’s about your standard demon possession, there is some mystery that is involved and it is well explained in the finale. I didn’t have to crack my head trying to piece everything together and that is a huge contrast from a chaotic plot.

There is gore and I love gore! You get a good balance of suspense, horror, mystery and even a few laughs. Most importantly there is no anti-climax type of ending here.

Very rare that I would be affected by certain things but this movie got me, (finally a horror movie that got to me) I’m not going to spoil it but lets just say it involves a cat and cockroaches (me no like cockroaches)

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The Verdict: 3.5 out of 5 stars

No cabin in the woods….that was an instant 1 star bonus for me!

P.S. Guys this a good date movie if you know what I mean *wink wink*

By Ken Koh

Deliver Us From Evil opens in cinemas 3 Jul 2014

Images courtesy of Sony Pictures Singapore

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