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The Vatican Tapes (2015)

PG-13  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  24 July 2015 (USA)
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A priest and two Vatican exorcists must do battle with an ancient satanic force to save the soul of a young woman.



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Credited cast:
Roger Holmes
Father Lozano
Dr. Richards
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Angela (as Olivia Dudley)
Det. Harris
Psych Ward Security
Dr. Fahti
Cardinal Bruun
Dr. Kulik
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THE VATICAN TAPES follows the ultimate battle between good and evil - God versus Satan. Angela Holmes is an ordinary 27-year-old until she begins to have a devastating effect on anyone close, causing serious injury and death. Holmes is examined and possession is suspected, but when the Vatican is called upon to exorcise the demon, the possession proves to be an ancient satanic force more powerful than ever imagined. It's all up to Father Lozano to wage war for more than just Angela's soul, but for the world as we know it. Written by Pantelion Films

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For 2,000 years the Vatican has recorded evidence of evil. May God have mercy on their souls.


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Rated PG-13 for disturbing violent content, and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 July 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Exorcismo en el Vaticano  »

Box Office


$8,495,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$321,464 (USA) (31 July 2015)


$1,712,111 (USA) (7 August 2015)

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And the winner is....
10 October 2015 | by (India) – See all my reviews

The Vatican Tapes. What did it win? The award for the worst horror film of the year.

What does terrible direction, amateur acting from not-so amateur actors, incoherent plot, atrocious editing crammed into 90 minutes make? Yes, you guessed it right - The Vatican Tapes.

Now I did not need more than the first 15 minutes to know that the movie was gonna suck. But I was hoping for even a small chance at it being enjoyable. How disappointed I was by the end result. The storyline is horrible, utter trash. But the worst thing was the acting. It was worse than some amateur movies I've seen.

Not recommended to anyone. This one is an utter trash. You are better off wasting your time by doing other things.

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