Thanks in large part to 1973 The Exorcistthe concept of demonic possession has become commonplace in the horror world, with the latest trailer for Prey for the Devil confirming that the subspecies is alive and well. Back in 2010, the subgenre gained an unexpected revival with The last Exorcism, which used not only unusual narrative elements, but also a widely-received style format to tell a chilling new story, directed by Daniel Stamm. The director returned to this realm by directing Prey for the Devil, which is sure to honor the roots of the subgenre and create unexpected twists on expectations. You can watch the new trailer for Prey for the Devil below before it hits theaters on October 28.
The film is described: “Sister Ann (Jacqueline Byers) believes she is answering a call to become the first female exorcist… but who, or what, called her? In response to the worldwide increase in demonic possession, Ann seeks a position to an exorcism school reopened by the Catholic Church. Until now these schools only trained priests in the Rite of Exorcism — but a professor (Colin Salmon) recognizes Sister Anne’s gifts and agrees to train her. Go to the spiritual front lines with other student, Father Dante (Christian Navarro), Sister Ann finds herself in a battle for the soul of a young girl whom Sister Ann believes is possessed by the same demon that tormented her mother years ago.Determined to root out the evil , Ann soon realizes that the Devil has her where he wants her.”
Prey for the Devil looks set to fully capture the attention of horror fans, not only thanks to its subject matter, but also earning a coveted release just days before Halloween. With previous franchises like Saw and Paranormal activity who previously held these slots for the past two decades, Prey for the Devil could be a theatrical hit next month.
Fans of exorcism stories have a lot to look forward to in the near future as they will not only Prey for the Devil will be released, but next October we’ll see the debut of a brand new one The Exorcistwhich serves as a direct sequel to the original film, and is directed by David Gordon Green.
Prey for the Devil hits theaters October 28.
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