Religious horror heads to Frightfest with posession shocker The Vatican Tapes popping up for its UK premiere.

Featuring a clutch of well-known faces – including the likes of Dougray Scott, Michael Pena and Djimon Honsou, the flick stars Olivia Taylor Dudley (who appeared in The Chernobyl Diaries and is set for Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension later this year) in the lead role.

Here’s a synopsis:

A concerned priest, two Vatican exorcists and the distraught father of a young girl battle to save her soul after she expresses increasingly erratic and strange behaviour. It soon becomes clear that Angela has been taken over by an ancient satanic force and that she must be quickly purged of evil. But what nobody knows is that the spiritual crusade is not just for Angela – it’s for the entire world as humanity knows it.

The Vatican Tapes is directed by Mark Neveldine, whose chequered directorial past includes the likes of Crank, Gamer and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.

Here’s a trailer for the film, which kicks off the all-dayer on October 24:

 

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Simon Fitzjohn

Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written two books, one on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014) and the other on the history of the character Norman Bates (2015). His third book, on the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker, is due in 2017.

  • Sophie Athawes

    I really want to see this! I’m so intrigued by it!