You don’t have to look too far to find a fairly straightforward supernatural horror movie about demonic possession these days, but The exorcism of God at least it tries to put a novel spin on the formula by placing a web man who resolutely failed in his area of expertise at the heart of the story.
Released with little fanfare earlier this year, the story from co-writer/director Alejandro Hidalgo stars Will Beinbrink as Father Peter Williams, an American who endured an exorcism gone wrong and saw him possessed by the entity he was trying to expel. , forcing him to commit an unforgivable sin.
Fast-forward 18 years, and the priest is now living in a small Mexican town trying to atone for his sins by helping those in need. Naturally, his old spiritual enemy returns to inhabit one of the villagers, as he doubles down on his malevolence by unleashing a plague-like illness on the children.
It’s all a game though, with the mischievous demon trying to manipulate Father Williams into confessing his darkest secret, which would save the girl’s life but also doom him to excommunication from the church, ruin his life, doom his soul and would see him lose. his faith once and for all.
The exorcism of God It drew good reviews from critics, and while it should be praised for the way the story introduces its protagonist (who is apparently a terrible person), it struggles to evolve beyond formula. Not that Google Play Movies customers seem to mind, given that the ambitious, if misjudged, cooler can be found quite a bit on the platform’s global chart, according to FlixPatrol.