This week, Scott Derrickson, the director of The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Sinister treads supernatural waters yet again in Deliver Us from Evil, the thriller opening this week that merges the police procedural genre with the supernatural. Shock caught up to Derrickson this week – who called in from the Marvel offices where he was at work on Doctor Strange – for our second chat (following the one we had at WonderCon) about the film and his upcoming project based on The Outer Limits episode, Demons With a Glass Hand.
Supernatural thrillers about demonic possession and exorcisms have become all the rage in recent years and no one knows that better than filmmaker Scott Derrickson and his writing partner Paul Boardman, whose early feature film The Exorcism of Emily Rose may have helped to start the wave. Now, they’re back in familiar territory with Deliver Us from Evil? – another horror film based on true events, this one about a case of the supernatural that disrupts the rarely mundane world of a Bronx detective.
This week sees the release of the supernatural thriller Deliver Us from Evil. I caught up to the cast a few months back at WonderCon where they gave me a preview of what was to come.
This month, I reunited with Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez and Joel McHale to go a bit deeper into the making of the film and get some more insight into their characters. Bana and Ramirez were pretty straight-laced, however, McHale was the wild card, still, I think we got some great stuff out of the three of them.
Olivia Munn sat down with me recently to – at first – talk about her role in Deliver Us from Evil, the supernatural thriller opening in theaters July 2nd. But, we went off on a few tangents, as you’ll see and we talked about her first role in a horror movie: Insanitarium, which Munn was more than willing to recreate for Shock.
That mini-doc/featurette about Ralph Sarchie, the cop whose book inspired the upcoming Deliver Us from Evil, has made its debut today. Watch it via the player here.
Cameras will follow Sarchie to investigate the site of a purported paranormal infestation, interview NYPD cops who served with Sarchie, talk to an ex-prison warden who currently works as Sarchie
?Shock just wrapped up a string of interviews this weekend for Deliver Us from Evil. We got Eric Bana, Olivia Munn, Joel McHale and Edgar Ramirez in the hot seat for an on-camera chat. While we get those interview prepared for you (they’re pretty amusing, if I do say so), peruse our photo gallery which has just been updated with over 30 pics from the July 2nd release. We also have three clips to pass along.
MGM is moving forward with its own film based on a classic anthology television show: The Outer Limits.
THR says that Scott Derrickson and C. Robert Cargill are going to team up for a feature film based on the episode “Demon With a Glass Hand,” which was scripted by Harlan Ellison and starred Robert Culp.
?Screen Gems has released the first clip from future Doctor Strange hemer Scott Derrickson’s Deliver Us from Evil. Check it out in the player here.
In the film, New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar 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. Olivia Munn, Sean Harris and Joel McHale co-star.
We always knew hell was in the Bronx.
On the night of July 12, 2013, we took it upon ourselves to visit the set of supernatural police procedural Deliver Us From Evil (at the time titled Beware the Night) as it lensed in arguably New York’s most unappreciated borough. Directed by horror favorite Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Sinister) and starring our favorite ex-Hulk Eric Bana, the film is taken from the files of real-life cop-turned-demonologist Ralph Sarchie.
Earlier this week, we saw an international poster for Deliver Us from Evil hit the web. Today, Sony has revealed the U.S. one-sheet. It’s weird, because I get the feeling they don’t know what sort of image from the film they can sell this movie with. The poster we have now is a shot of Edgar Ramirez’s priest…and a creepy set. I’m not saying any of this is a knock against the film at all. I’m very excited for this one. There’s just some interesting choices being made with the key art and I’m wondering what they don’t want to spoil.
This poster definitely plays on the “inspired by…” angle and that’s great. I think that’s going to work well to get people into seats.
This summer sees the release of Deliver Us from Evil, a film directed by Scott Derrickson that was inspired by the life and career of NYPD’s Sergeant Ralph Sarchie.
In anticipation of the film’s release, a 15-20 minute “documentary thriller” was commissioned to “demonstrate the reality behind the picture” and shed some light on the real life Sarchie. Today, a 90-second teaser was released via the doc’s YouTube channel where I’m presuming it will play out. The exorcism footage teased in this promo is pretty nuts.
?Scott Derrickson’s Deliver Us from Evil is one of my most anticipated films of the summer. I’ve loved the ads so far. I hear great things about the movie. This poster…leaves me a bit cold. It reminds me of the Devil’s Due one-sheet simply because of the perspective and approach. And it sure is busy for a horror poster. There’s a guy in a straight-jacket with carvings in his flesh. Then there’s scribbling on the floor and you’ve also got this haggard woman (?) with a set of keys in her mouth.
?We’ve seen a few trailers – both international and domestic – come our way for Scott Derrickson’s Deliver Us From Evil, but none as long as the latest preview that hit the web today. This is the film that Sony moved up from 2015 to this summer because it had so much confidence in it.
Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn, Sean Harris and Joel McHale star in the supernatural thriller, which follows New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Bana), who is struggling with his own personal issues.
As a horror fan who thrives on the sight of autumn leaves, the intermingling of orange and black and the unmistakable smell of a freshly-gutted pumpkin, of course I relish the idea of a fall season jam-packed with new horror films in the theater.
But my fondest horror movie memories come from those offerings that arrived during the summer.
If you’ve followed my ramblings over the years, you know my go-to summer horror movie recollection. It involves getting the opportunity to see Fright Night opening night – at nine years old – and being presented, en route to the theater, with an escape plan by my father, in case I was too scared to see the film.
Following a WonderCon presentation of Sony’s Deliver Us From Evil (read more about that here along with our interview with director Scott Derrickson), stars Eric Bana and Edgar Ramirez sat down with Shock to shed a bit more insight on their roles and tease us a bit about the film’s “exorcism scene.”
The supernatural thriller, opening July 2nd, follows New York police officer Sarchie (Bana), who is struggling with his own personal issues. As he 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.
WonderCon attendees were the first to get a five-minute preview of Deliver Us from Evil, the film Sony is hoping taps into a little bit of that Conjuring-like summer success when it opens in theaters on July 2nd. The preview mixed previously-seen trailer footage with new clips as well as talking head-style interviews with Ralph Sarchie, the police officer whose experiences and book served as inspiration for the film. The promo was intriguing and, at times, chilling. There were definitely a few “what the f**k?” moments, but more importantly, it demonstrated that director Scott Derrickson wasn’t retreading supernatural territory he mined in The Exorcism of Emily Rose or Sinister.