New ‘The Pope’s Exorcist’ Featurette Compares Scenes To Real Exorcisms

March 29, 2023

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Ahead of its release, a new featurette for Russell Crowe’s upcoming supernatural horror film, The Pope’s Exorcist, combines the real and fictional. In a series of side-by-side shots, we see scenes from the movie compared to real clips of exorcisms conducted by Father Gabriele Amorth, the real-life Chief Exorcist of the Vatican who inspired the film and has been involved in more than 100,000 exorcisms.


The Pope’s Exorcist follows Amorth as he investigates a young boy’s terrifying possession, uncovering a centuries-old conspiracy the Vatican has desperately tried to keep hidden.


Directed by Julius Avery (Overlord), the supernatural horror-thriller stars Russell Crowe as Father Gabriele Amorth, Franco Nero as the Pope, Ralph Ineson, Alex Essoe, Peter DeSouza-Feighoney, Daniel Zovatto, Paloma Bloyd, Laurel Marsden, and Edward Harper-Jones.



If you would like to learn more about Father Amorth, check out William Friedlin’s (The Exorcist) documentary The Devil and Father Amorth, which you can find now on VOD and DVD.




The Pope’s Exorcist from Sony Pictures opens in theaters on April 14, 2023.




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