‘Deliver Us from Evil’ Trailer Teases the Face of True Evil

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In 2012 director Scott Derrickson delivered a flawed but seriously scary horror movie in Sinister, the chilling tale of a man who, for some reason, does not turn on any lights when walking around his house at night. Oh, and there was also an ancient demon who preyed on the souls of children and had the kind of face that you don’t want to see up close.

Derrickson wrote and directed Hellraiser: Inferno –¬†definitely one of the better Hellraiser sequels – as well as The Exorcism of Emily Rose. In his upcoming horror movie Deliver Us from Evil,¬†he returns again to the subject of demonic possession. Eric Bana plays an NYPD officer whose investigation into a series of disturbing crimes draws him unwittingly into a battle against dark supernatural forces.

A new trailer for Deliver Us from Evil has just been released, showing a terrifying toy owl attack and some night-time demonic activity. The film is “inspired by actual accounts” (it seems like all exorcism movies are) and Derrickson is pretty adept at frightening an audience.

In Sinister there was something of an over-reliance on jump scares that actually made the end product less scary than it might have been without them, but hopefully Deliver Us from Evil won’t fall prey to this quite as much. The film also stars Edgar Ramirez (The Counselor) as a priest, pictured in the high-res movie still below.


Edgar Ramirez in Deliver Us from Evil 570x379 Deliver Us from Evil Trailer Teases the Face of True Evil

The trailer itself isn’t too scary (the scene with the owl toy is unintentionally hilarious) but demonic possession generally provides plenty of potential nightmare fuel. Deliver Us from Evil was co-written by Derrickson and his regular screenwriting partner Paul Harris Boardman, and also stars Olivia Munn (Magic Mike), Joel McHale (Community) and Sean Harris (Prometheus).

Deliver Us from Evil made it onto Screen Rant’s list of most highly anticipated 2014 horror movies, but tell us in the comments whether this trailer had convinced you to see it in theaters this summer.


Deliver Us from Evil is set for release on July 2, 2014.

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  1. How many more exorcism movies do we need? They are always exactly the same, because there isn’t much that you can do with it.

    • This one doesn’t seem quite as “typical” imo. I like the fact that Bana’s character is a cop and that it’s not shot as a found footage.

      • i like that the trailer is quite brief and doesn’t give away all the best bits (maybe those were the best bits? lol but i hope not!). But like a lot of people have said, this genre is so dead (ha-ha) and regurgitated. They need to step away for 10 years and let people breath without hearing of another exorcism

    • Yes, pretty much standard fare, I’d say. Might be watchable, but would be pretty far down my list. More important flicks and shows to watch.

      I saw the owl scene, and at first thought it was an Easter Egg for a flick about the girls of Hooters!

    • at least try to do something different with it. I mean once you have seen The Exorcist what else is there to see. turn it into a twilight zone episode where at the end everyone else was actually possessed and the one on the bed was normal, who knows.

  2. Eric Bana is a really good actor and I hope this movie succeeds if only to boost his profile. He should be a much bigger actor that what he is currently.

    • Could say the same about Sean Harris too. Seriously underrated actors.

  3. Seems somewhat interesting. Very oddly constructed trailer though.

  4. ha ha hoo!

    • Haha hooo! :)

  5. The film looks pretty interesting. I am gonna wait till the reviews to make my decision.

  6. I find this video interesting enough that I will definitely watch it. I don’t go by reviews as I don’t think the same way as the masses.

    • Me too.

      I see a trailer and think “that looks good, I’ll watch it” or “that looks bad, I’ll avoid it”.

      The masses on the other hand either seem to either avoid trailers altogether, wait for a review before deciding they have the exact same opinion as a complete stranger they’ve never met before or see a trailer and think “that looks good, I’d Netflix it later” or “that looks bad, here’s my bank account number, take what you need”.

  7. Something about the concept of demon possession scares me, but I’ve seen so many sub-par films that I’m tired of them.

    S/N You know, I think Bana is talented enough to be Wolverine.

  8. They are always exactly the same for two things: Exorcist and devil went after the girl/woman in it. I would love to see a boy or man in it that devil went after. It would be cool! Oh brother. I will skip it.

  9. *yawn* Same old, same old. I don’t think we’ll ever see a truly innovative or original horror movie ever again.