The scariest place in the world, at least according to Hollywood, is a child’s bedroom. It’s in such a setting that a demon takes possession of a young girl in The Exorcist, a trans-dimensional portal opens up in Poltergeist, and something disturbing lurks behind a door in last year's The Conjuring.
And it’s where evil spirits — who seem to prefer single-family homes — take residence in Deliver Us From Evil, a crime-horror film set to haunt theaters on July 2.
Evil is the latest movie from director Scott Derrickson, who has some experience with supernatural scares, having previously made The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Sinister. Derrickson also co-wrote the screenplay, inspired by the true story of Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), a New York cop pulled into a case involving demonic possession. The investigation ultimately endangers his wife (Olivia Munn) and daughter.
Derrickson isn’t leaving the supernatural realm anytime soon: He tweeted last week that he will next be directing the movie version of Marvel Comics’ mystical superhero Doctor Strange.
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