Scott Derrickson’s Deliver Us From Evil is opening in theaters everywhere next week on July 2nd, and to better understand the truth behind the film, a 14-minute documentary has been made that highlights the true story of NYPD Sergeant and noted demonologist Ralph Sarchie, whose actual accounts inspired the film.
For once we get to hear the truth from the very mouth of the man that experienced—and continues to experience—the terrifying events that inspired the film. The documentary is quite fascinating, giving us a fantastic look at the real story behind the film. Sarchie is a hell of a character, I’ll say that much. And considering the guy goes head to head with evil on a daily basis, he’s quite calm and collected. So whether or not you believe in Sarchie’s story is entirely up to you, of course, but I think even the biggest skeptics are in for a treat when they see some actual footage of him performing an exorcism. That shit is freaky, guys. Lights are staying on tonight.
Watch the documentary below and be sure to leave your thoughts.
Deliver Us from Evil is the story of a New York cop who meets a renegade priest when he is pulled into a case which the priest convinces him, against the officer’s religious beliefs, is demonic related. Together they work to solve the case and combat the paranormal forces working against them.
Deliver Us From Evil stars Eric Bana alongside Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn, Joel McHale, and Sean Harris.