After the critical debacle that was “The Devil Inside”, you’re right to be skeptical of yet another exorcism movie. However, the trailer for Justin Price’s “The Cloth” definitely has some things working in its favor. Tops on this list is Danny Trejo as an exorcising priest. What’s not to love about that? I’ll watch anything he’s in, a strategy that’s led to me watching some dogs, but if he’s on board, so am I. I sure hope that Trejo’s method of exorcism is to mad dog the demons until they leave their host, heads down, profusely apologizing for having wasted Mr. Trejo’s valuable time.
Number two on my list of why “The Cloth” stands apart from the crowd is another cast member, Eric Roberts. The star of “Best of the Best” plays another priest, and while not as grim-faced as Trejo, Roberts is certainly a certified badass.
Also, “The Cloth” isn’t a straight up tale of possession. A secret sect of thugged out, shotgun-totting priests has a week to stop a demon invasion—something about the way the monsters look make me think of aliens or vampires, or perhaps alien vampires from hell. Because they’re super duper secret, and bankrolled by the Catholic Church, these holy warriors have all sorts of cool toys, like magic transforming guns, and armor that looks like it puts itself on for you. Don’t you hate wasting all that time and energy dressing yourself?
Here’s the synopsis:
The Cloth is a horror action-sci-fi thriller centered on a secret organization formed by the Catholic Church to counteract the rising cases of demonic possessions across the country. With the arrival of the Devil’s General Kasdeya on earth, the members of the Cloth have only seven days to stop the crossover of the ultimate evil into our realm. To stop Beelzebub’s arrival, their mission depends on Jason, a young godless man, to lead the next generation of Cloth members before the Devil and his armies walk the earth.
Odds are “The Cloth” isn’t going to blow your mind. The acting and production values definitely leave something to be desired, and I’m willing to bet that by the end, Jason, the young skeptic, finds some faith. It may be cheesy and terrible and make you want to tear your own eyes out, but maybe, just maybe it will be a lot of fun with some decent scares thrown in. Watch the trailer and judge for yourselves.
Via : Quiet Earth