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Final Prayer (2013)

The Borderlands (original title)
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A team of Vatican investigators descend upon a church in a remote area to demystify the unusual happenings, but what they discover is more disturbing than they had first imagined.

Director:

Elliot Goldner

Writer:

Elliot Goldner
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gordon Kennedy ... Deacon
Robin Hill ... Gray
Aidan McArdle ... Mark
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sarah Annis Sarah Annis ... Mrs. Proudley
Lee Arnold Lee Arnold ... Priest
Drew Casson Drew Casson ... Punched Youth
Peter Charlton ... Old Man
Marcus Cunningham Marcus Cunningham ... Mr. Proudley
Patrick Godfrey ... Father Calvino
Kevin Johnson ... Jim
Luke Neal ... Father Crellick
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A team of Vatican investigators descend upon a church in a remote area to demystify the unusual happenings, but what they discover is more disturbing than they had first imagined.

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Evil has a new form. See more »

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Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some frightening moments | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The film was only completed days before its premiere at the 2013 Frightfest in London. See more »

Goofs

When Deacon, Gray and Mark sit down in the kitchen to eat their fish and chips, we clearly see all three men open their paper packets and start to eat. However, after Deacon gets up to look out of the window after they hear noise outside, the shots taken from the head-mounted cameras show the food packets unopened and the shots taken from the camera mounted on the kitchen ceiling show the packets open. The packets open and close as the shots change through the scene. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Father Crellick: If this is not a miracle
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Connections

References Unearthly Stranger (1963) See more »

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Above average footage style low on gore high on mystery and creeps
20 May 2014 | by jonnytheshirtSee all my reviews

This is a generous 8 many because its low budget and particularly for some reason it just hit the spot for me. I'm a veteran horror movie buff and started watching this 'found footage' style movie with a meh, another one. It isn't actually found footage but more a footage style in that due to the Vatican team experiencing some grizzly occurrences previously the Vatican wants everything filmed as part of new regulations. Hence we have characters with camera headsets on and fixed static cameras in places. All the shots are then taken from these points of view so we do experience some viewing as what the characters see but it's a tool not 'found footage' so shaky cam does not go over the top. Its a bit of a slow burner but sucked me in unexpectedly within minutes. There's something quite natural about the lead characters and its so far removed from the majority of US generic stuff that I was totally intrigued instantly. This movie also did something very rare - it creeped me out. Everything is quite subtle even the humour and religious and life philosophy is touched upon in what seems like normal interactive banter. It had me guessing all the way through and surprised me with its ending, which I was even able to trace back many subtle references to throughout the movie. I actually laughed as it is very rare I'm surprised by a movies ending. If you want pizzaz and action and gore this is not for you I've never actually read HP Lovecraft but I think this is something somewhat in that vein. A kinda creepy slow burning mystery would suit the description and there is not one single young attractive woman who can't run straight without falling over in it.


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Country:

UK

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English | Portuguese

Release Date:

24 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Final Prayer See more »

Filming Locations:

Denbury, Devon, UK See more »

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Metrodome Distribution See more »
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1.78 : 1
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