Do you like watching scary movies about exorcisms with clever titles? If you do, then there’s a movie called “Prey for the Devil” coming out in October from Lionsgate and Gold Circle Entertainment. They released a really scary trailer today that gives you an idea of what the movie is about (hint: it’s about exorcisms and the devil). I watched the trailer and it’s definitely going to give me nightmares tonight. Here’s all the information you need to know about the movie.
Lionsgate has revealed the release date for their upcoming possession horror film “Prey for the Devil.” Along with the announcement, a new poster has been released exclusively by Bloody Disgusting, showcasing a chilling image of a young girl being possessed by a terrifying creature. The movie revolves around the Catholic Church’s fight against a widespread outbreak of demonic possessions, with a determined young nun stepping up to confront the forces of evil. After facing several delays, the film is finally scheduled to be released this year.
The new poster of Prey for the Devil
The new poster for “Prey for the Devil” portrays the unsettling consequences of embracing evil. It depicts a young girl being afflicted by demonic possession, with the demon’s grimy hands gripping her head. Strands of her hair rush into her open, void-like mouth, which features the film’s tagline “It wants in.” The girl displays the classic signs of possession, including all-black eyes and a skin that appears to be decaying. In a taunting gesture, the demon holds a rosary in its hand, suggesting that even faith in God may not offer protection against the malevolent forces depicted in the movie. The imagery conveys the difficulty of eradicating evil once it has infiltrated, as represented by the lingering strands of hair.
Prey for the Devil Plot
The film, originally titled “The Devil’s Light,” tells the story of Sister Ann, played by Jacqueline Byers, who rises unexpectedly in the Catholic Church’s efforts to combat the increasing number of demonic possessions. Despite the rule prohibiting nuns from participating in exorcisms, Sister Ann’s talent for battling demons is acknowledged, and she is granted permission to perform exorcisms after establishing a school to train young priests in the practice. Alongside Father Dante, portrayed by Christian Navarro, Sister Ann is assigned the task of saving a young girl who appears to be possessed by the same demon that afflicted her own mother. As she becomes entangled in a fight against the demon, Sister Ann realizes the peril she faces and discovers that the devil also desires to possess her.
The Cast and Crew
Prey for the Devil boasts a talented cast and crew, including director Daniel Stamm, known for his work on “The Last Exorcism” and “13 Sins,” and writer Robert Zappia, who worked on “Halloween H20: 20 Years Later.” The film features Virginia Madsen, famous for her role in the original “Candyman,” alongside Jacqueline Byers. The main cast also includes Lisa Palfrey from “Sex Education,” Nicholas Ralph from “All Creatures Great and Small,” Colin Salmon from “Resident Evil,” and the late Ben Cross from “Star Trek.” The film is produced by Paul Brooks, Jessica Malanaphy, Todd Jones, and Earl Richey Jones, with Scott Niemeyer, David Brooks, Michael P. Flannigan, and Brad Kessell serving as executive producers.
Prey for the Devil: Release Date
Prey for the Devil, previously known as The Devil’s Light, has faced some challenges during its production. Initially under the direction of James Hawes, known for his work on Black Mirror, the film changed hands in 2020. It also experienced several delays, originally set for a theatrical release in January 2021 before being pushed back to February 2022. Finally, the film is set to release on October 28, with a trailer premiering exclusively through Bloody Disgusting on July 14.