Deliver Us From Evil

WRITTEN BY: Scott Derrickson, Paul Harris Boardman,
DIRECTED BY: Scott Derrickson
STARRING: Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Joel McHale, Olivia Munn
RATING: 3 stars

For the first half of Deliver Us From Evil, the film feels less like a horror, and more like a detective thriller. It is based on a true story - which is sure to freak out some viewers - about a detective (the always charming Eric Bana) who seems to have a good hunch about where danger might lurk. He soon realises that a couple of his investigations may be linked and through the help of an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez) he learns there may be an evil out there that he cannot arrest. The story is intriguing and hooks you in quickly. Unfortunately, it then becomes a very standard kind of horror film, even including an exorcism. That being said, horror fans should still enjoy it and those who are not traditionally horror lovers will find some appeal in the film because they probably will not need to cover their eyes too many times.