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The Cleansing Hour (2019)

Not Rated | | Horror | 3 January 2020 (Taiwan)
Another successful "exorcism" streamed online - or so it seems. Can the "exorcist", producer and their team bring the ratings up? Ratings skyrocket, when a real demon gets involved.

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Damien LeVeck

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Damien LeVeck (screenplay by), Aaron Horwitz (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Guzman ... Max
Kyle Gallner ... Drew
Alix Angelis ... Lane
Chris Lew Kum Hoi ... Chris
Daniel Hoffmann-Gill ... Tommy
Emma Holzer ... Riley
Joanna David ... Schoolmarm
Ionut Grama Ionut Grama ... Humberto (as Ionut Cristian Grama)
Lidy Aurora Meza Lidy Aurora Meza ... Humberto's Family
Griselda Pizena Gafis Griselda Pizena Gafis ... Humberto's Family
Jury Manuel Meza Jury Manuel Meza ... Humberto's Family
Bogdan Farcas Bogdan Farcas ... Julio
Tara Karsian ... Possessed Lane (voice)
Jynarra Brinson ... Desiree
Ana Udroiu Ana Udroiu ... Brenda
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Storyline

Millennial entrepreneurs, Drew and Max, run a webcast that streams live exorcisms that are, in fact, elaborately staged hoaxes. But they get their comeuppance when today's actress becomes mysteriously possessed by a real demon that holds the crew hostage. To make matters worse-- the possessed victim is Drew's fiancée, Lane. In front of a rapidly-growing global audience, the demon subjects Max to a series of violent and humiliating challenges meant to punish him for his online charade. Meanwhile, in an effort to save the love of his life, Drew discovers that the demon's sinister motive is not only about revenge, but also to expose the dark secrets he, Max, and Lane have been hiding from one another. With only the show clock remaining, it's a matter of time before either the truth is revealed or the demon forces them to meet their maker.

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The perfect internet hoax just went to hell

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Horror

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The very best of B......
12 November 2019 | by s3276169See all my reviews

Whilst I would define this as a B grade film its the best of B. The Cleansing Hour takes a simple but well considered premise and builds a highly entertaining film around it.

It amps up the excitement and horror, degree by devilish degree, even managing to build in wider plot elements, that cleverly leads to a satisfying ending.

The special effects are nothing special but they are not dreadful either. The acting is above average for a film with this kind of budget. Its to the actors credit they do such an excellent job of convincingly carrying this decent little horror thriller.

I say this quite a lot but I really think the future of entertainment is not big budget flicks but smaller studios and modest productions. They don't have money to burn, so they take extra care with the limited resources they have, to craft something worthwhile. The Cleansing Hour is one such example.

7/10 from this happy viewer.


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USA

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English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 January 2020 (Taiwan) See more »

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Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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$82,216
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