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The Vatican Tapes (2015)

PG-13 | | Horror, Thriller | 22 July 2015 (Egypt)
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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.

Director:

Mark Neveldine

Writers:

Christopher Borrelli (screenplay by), Michael C. Martin (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia Taylor Dudley ... Angela
John Patrick Amedori ... Pete
Dougray Scott ... Roger
Michael Peña ... Father Lozano
Peter Andersson ... Cardinal Mattias Bruun
Djimon Hounsou ... Vicar Imani
Kathleen Robertson ... Dr. Richards
Sam Upton ... Orderly Mason
Cas Anvar ... Dr. Fahti
Michael Halsey ... Dr. Bramwell
Alex Sparrow ... Resident Kulik
Jarvis W. George ... Detective Simmons (as Jarvis George)
Michael Paré ... Detective Harris
Alex Corrado ... Bishop Saldano
Montanna Gillis ... Jackie
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Aramaic

Release Date:

22 July 2015 (Egypt) See more »

Also Known As:

Exorcismo en el Vaticano See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$832,271, 27 July 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,712,111, 9 August 2015
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Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In Spain was released in 28 theaters / Widest release: 29 theaters. The film was only released in dubbed version, but was a premiere (November 2015) in Barcelona (Phenomena) in subtitled version. See more »

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Referenced in Half in the Bag: Fantastic Four (2015) See more »

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I enjoyed this flick for what it is
20 October 2015 | by 851222See all my reviews

Greetings from Lithuania.

"The Vatican Tapes" (2015) is a very enjoyable "possession / exorcism" movie. While the plot is not really original, the ending kinda was original, really original. It has not bad mood for this kind of horror movie, and although it has clichés all around, the overall experience was positive.

Michael Peña is totally miscast in this movie, he is one of the most reliable "comic reliefs" in industry at the moment, so it is hard to take him seriously in priest robe with serious face, there were some scenes with him near the end when i just wanted to chuckle - not that he is a bad actor, he is solid one, but at this moment in his carrier this kind of movie is clearly not his strongest side. Djimon Hounsou is also a bit miscast, although this 2 times Oscar nominee is much more believable in this role. Others were OK, nothing special. Directing was also OK, and i kinda liked cinematography and editing, they create this feeling of uncertainty.

Overall, i kinda see why "The Vatican Tapes" has such a lot rating at IMDb (4.5 at the moment) - lots of recent horror movies about possession and exorcism are shoot in "found footage" style, but this one plays straight and its overall look is inconsistent, there are many close ups and shaky camera and some weird shoots, but as a whole i liked this style and as i have mentioned it creates this tension and feeling of uncertainty. Ending was also kinda original in my opinion. While this flick isn't the most original or best in its genre, it was a pretty descent one.


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