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The Rite of Exorcism: Myth, Mystery & Hope (2011)

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Himself - Narrator (voice)
Matt Baglio ...
Himself - Author. The Rite
Daniel Trapp ...
Himself - Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Missouri (as Father Daniel Trapp)
Joseph M.P.R. Cocucci ...
Hiself - Vocations Director, Diocese of Wilmington (as Father Joseph M.P.R. Cocucci)
Gary Thomas ...
Himself - Exorcist, Diocese of San Jose (as Father Gary Thomas)
Gabriele Amorth ...
Himself - Chief Exorcist, Rome (as Father Gabriele Amorth)
Vince Lampert ...
Himself - Exorcist, Archdiocese of Indianapolis (as Father Vince Lampert)
Richard Gallagher ...
Himself - Professor, Clinical Psychiatry (as Dr. Richard Gallagher)
José Antonio Fortea ...
Himself - Exorcist, Madrid (as Father Jose Antonio Fortea)
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Hollywood has a long history of crafting terrifying fictional tales as well as exaggerating true stories in order stroke the fears of moviegoers. Fortunately, for us there is no need for any of that in this film; the truth alone is enough. Warning this documentary will enlighten you! The Rite of Exorcism - Myths, Mystery and Hope tells the true story of the Catholic Church's most mysterious, yet misunderstood ritual, the Rite of Exorcism. Featuring world renowned experts and clergy, the Rite of Exorcism - Myth Mystery and Hope explains the phenomenon of Exorcism and lays to rest the theory that fiction is better than reality. Written by Anonymous

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19 September 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

The Rite of Exorcism: Myth, Mystery & Hope (2011)

1/2 (out of 4)

Quite often I recommend bad movies simply because they are so incredibly awful that you can't help but either laugh at them or have a good time with them. Most of the time these are horror or science fiction movies but I think this is the first time I've watched a documentary that would fit into this category for fans who love awful movies. This documentary features interviews with a couple priests and other experts on the subject of exorcisms. That's pretty much the subject of this film but for the life of me I can't figure out what the purpose of this thing was. It's so badly made that you can't help but be shocked at how poor some of the re-enactments are. I mean seriously, just take a look at the opening possession sequence, which is just so bad that it makes stuff from The Asylum look like the work of Orson Welles. Even worse is a sequence later where a possession is shown and we get some of the worst sound effects you're ever going to hear. These re-enactments are so bad that you really can't help but be amazed at their badness and slightly entertained. The spoken words here aren't much better as they're just rather flat and I'm not sure what they were trying to do unless it was warn the world that they had better go to church or else. There's no question that this is a really, really bad movie but I guess it deserves some credit for being the first documentary to ever enter a field of the "so awful you must see" list.


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