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So, a cop -- in real life -- assists with major Exorcisms and does minor exorcisms:



-- and a movie is made about it:

Quote:From The Blaze (excerpt):


Hollywood Director Behind Terrifying New Exorcism-Themed Film Reveals ‘Disturbing’ Impact of Seeing Real-Life Video Footage
Jun. 28, 2014 11:57am Billy Hallowell


Hollywood screenwriter and director Scott Derrickson is no stranger to terrifying storytelling centered on the demonic. Now, he’s preparing for the release of “Deliver Us From Evil,” a new film about an NYPD cop who battles supernatural forces.

Derrickson, who also directed 2005′s “The Exorcism of Emily Rose,” told TheBlaze this week that the process of making the film ended up being “the most disturbing time” in his career.

In preparing the screenplay more than a decade ago, he watched countless videos showing real-life exorcisms and other terrifying materials related to ex-cop Ralph Sarchie’s demonology work.

“I saw a lot, I heard a lot and read a lot of cases in a very concentrated period of time back then. I think it was a little bit of an overload. It was very oppressive,” Derrickson said. “Of all the things I’ve done … it was that window of time that was the most disturbing time for me in my creative work.”

Derrickson said he saw “weird inexplicable phenomenon” in some of the videos, but that he was truly moved by the human suffering he observed. He said that after showing some of the footage to actor Eric Bana, who plays Sarchie in the film, Bana was so disturbed he couldn’t sleep.

As for the impact on his own life, while he said directing “Deliver Us From Evil” deepened his Christian faith, Derrickson noted that he went into the process with a skeptic’s mentality.

“When I went into the whole process of researching all of this and looking at all of this I made a conscious choice not to be thinking about it philosophically or theologically, but to look at it a bit more skeptically,” he said. “What does this really look like? How credible does this seem? And I was genuinely surprised at the power of the testimonials of the videos and the documentation of credible cases.”

The movie "Deliver Us From Evil" at IMdB.com  and at RottenTomatoes.com. It's available on DVD at Netflix (it's not streamable, alas).


"Deliver Us From Evil" Trailer 1


"Deliver Us From Evil" Trailer 2