First off, let me say, I get a lot of movie screeners. Most just don’t fit my style of reviewing. When I saw this one in my inbox I knew it was right up my ally.
Let’s get the technicals out of the way and then we can talk about the movie.
Writer and Director: Tripp Weathers
Braxton Davis: (The Bay) as Will
Michael Filipowich (24) as Damon
Jessica Morris: (Lucifer) (One Life To Live) as Janelle
Thriller Films in association with Master Key Productions.
Damon Richter thought he left the world of possessions, exorcisms, and evil behind until an old friend arrives with frightening information about his estranged daughter knowing that only his otherworldly skills can save her.
Early on we meet Damon (Filipowich) A loving and caring father with some serious past. He uses his possession to fight the possessions of others. Caught in a battle between his family and his possession, he has a choice to make between his family or…..
10 years later; Damon is forced with the same choice again…
Actually, this is a completely different spin on the classic “Exorcism” story that we all know. Yes, it has some of the same elements, however (without giving spoilers) it is different. And, if you are willing to suspend belief, this is actually a fairly good horror movie.
The CGI left a lot to be desired. I get the budget, but still (no pun intended) it could have been a lot better. Although, as I have watched it twice now, it does add a certain nuance to it.
If you are into horror and/or supernatural it is definitely worth the watch!
The trailer for American Exorcism can be found here:
American Exorcism will be available on VOD May 2nd and on DVD August 1st