Skepticism has always been one of the key ingredients to horror’s success, but if you push things too far in the wrong direction, the scares and atmosphere can often be replaced with unintentional and unintentional laughter.
With a compelling concept backed by a marketing campaign that made the card tried and trusted ‘inspired by real events’ to garner more interest, Save us from the devil to pack a lot of potential. That’s not even mentioning the presence of horror veteran Scott Derrickson as co-writer and director, or the cast that features Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn, Sean Harris and more.
Bana’s veteran NYPD cop finds himself investigating a strange and bizarre case that forces him into a reluctant alliance with Ramirez’s charismatic priest, who may have ulterior motives rather than simply is to solve the mystery. As the plot progresses, Sergeant Ralph Sarchie finds his belief in the supernatural becoming more than just skepticism.
Save us from the devil good for what it is, presenting a well-shot and well-acted midnight hit movie, but surely the formula will suffer before the weirdness really takes off. However, that didn’t stop Netflix subscribers from checking it out, after FlixPatrol revealed the film jumped 35 places on the most watched list overnight, so it clearly became a weekend guilty pleasure.
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