I know what you’re thinking, and you’re probably right. Why would I waste my time writing about a movie that doesn’t even have funding yet? The answer is simple: I secretly love exorcism movies. Problem is, very few people get them right. So whenever a new flick pops up on the horizon, I tend to get excited. What if this is the one that blows the doors off the subgenre? What if this is the exorcism movie to end all exorcism movies?
Erik Gardner’s “I am an Exorcist” is heading down a well worn path by exploring the story as a documentary gone awry. This gimmick has been used before — see “The Devil Inside” and “The Last Exorcism” if you’re curious — but I’m willing to give the crew the benefit of the doubt. The group intends to initially release the story as a web series, which could be intriguing if executed properly. As always, my fingers are painfully crossed.
Here’s what the story is all about:
Father Richard O’Fallon was accused of murdering a young boy during an exorcism. The boy suffered 16 broken ribs and a crushed heart. After serving several years in prison for a crime he claims he didn’t commit, O’Fallon invites a film crew to document a real exorcism that will prove his innocence. Something goes horribly wrong.
“I am an Exoricst” is set to star Scott Speiser, Caitlin Rose Williams, and Drew Wicks. You can learn more about the flick by visiting the filmmakers’ Indiegogo page. The teaser trailer has been supernaturally embedded below. My humble advice to the producers: Strongly consider reworking the poster. Internet trolls love to point and laugh at one-sheets that rip off other movies, especially a beloved film like “Oldboy.” Director Johnnie To’s 2009 thriller “Vengeance” also borrowed this look, though to a somewhat less extent. Friendly advice, nothing more.
Via : Horror-Movies.ca