Director: Scott Derrickson
Running Time: 1 hr 58 min
Starring: Eric Bana, Edgar Ramírez, Sean Harris and Olivia Munn
The police cop Ralph Sarchie (a chunky Eric Bana) who is patrolling the New York streets every night together with high-flying partner Butler (Community Actor Joel McHale), who jokes that Sarchie have an innate radar when it comes to scrounge up the crudest cases.
The duo will soon full up. An Iraq veteran running amok in his home, a raving mad woman dumps her baby in the lion's den at the Bronx Zoo, and from an Italian immigrant family moves things by itself and it will sound from the basement. Some cryptic carvings on the wall connecting the various mysterious incidents and further explanation comes from Mendoza, a mysterious Jesuit priest with a theory of Ralph Sarchie’s "radar". It seems to be the location for a little old-fashioned exorcism...
The film is "inspired by actual events" and based on the book "Beware the Night" by ex-New York Police Department officer and now the monologue Ralph Sarchie which currently state claims to have participated in some twenty ejecta.
The distribution factual fiction is unclear and producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Scott Derrickson sprawls between keeping things realistic but flesh out with horror movie clichés. Derrickson substance handled straighter in "Obsessed", quite another "true story" about possession and exorcism, on the case of Anneliese Michel.
Then there is the one in which William Friedkin ... For 41 years ago came the cult film "The Exorcist" and even today it is quite difficult to top the Fathers Karras and Merrin and little creepy Regan. Despite hefty touch stand up "Deliver us from evil" in comparison fairly smooth.