The Vatican Tapes (2015)

Directed by Mark Neveldine.  Written by Christopher Borrelli, Chris Morgan and Michael C. Martin.  Starring Olivia Dudley, Michael Pena, Dougray Scott and Djimon Hounsou.

Plot: 2 priests attempt to exorcise a young woman


I’d love to start rambling on and on about how different this movie is than it’s exorcism predecessors, but I can’t.  It’s not that different at all.  There’s fire and ugly faces from pretty girls and flesh wounds and priests and someone named Pete who was just too pretty to die, but you knew it was coming because this is an exorcism movie and not a romantic comedy.

I do have to admit though, with a lot of reservation, that DJ didn’t like the movie.  But I did.  Loved it actually.  DJ used to be a bit of a biblical scholar and as events occurred he had to explain to me that this was actually prophecy in the Bible.  Which made me like it more.  Very realistic.  But aside from all that, DJ hated the story.  Felt it was incomplete.  I felt it rocked.

The biggest difference between me and DJ’s attitudes was the ending of the movie.  I’m not going to give away too much because I loved it.  DJ thought it was lacking though.  He felt it was incomplete.  I myself just really hope they make a 2nd movie.  Maybe he’ll enjoy that one.

What we agreed on was the great motive, the innovation, the solid rules, the effects and even the intact Freddy Claws.  But if anyone wants to sit down and watch it again, I’ll bring the chips.  DJ won’t attend I’m afraid.

He gave it a very scary 35.  I gave it an 80/100.


About TaraRomero

I suppose I could list my favorite movies here, but instead I'll give you a strange glimpse into what makes me TaraRomero. 1. When I'm alone I like to sing really loudly to songs I know really well and pretend I'm actually good at it. 2. I am a bonified Hiddlestoner. 3. I have kept a journal for the last 25 years and I still own every one of them. 4. I like ordering travel magazines and picking out trips I'm going to take when I'm rich. 5. I'm currently worrying about my brother. I always worry about my brother. He's younger and it's my job. 6. If I knew I was dying in one hour, I would type a very strange email and then go spend time with my family (including my fur babies). 7. The best non-horror movie I've seen recently is The Giant Mechanical Man. 8. I am obsessed with Bob's Burgers and I watch one episode every night before I go to bed. 9. If I had a son I'd name him Malachai (as in Christian Mythology). If I had a daughter I'd name her Antigone (as in Greek Mythology). 10. My favorite band is and I supposed always will be, Matchbox Twenty. However, the music has become more upbeat lately and I don't like it as much. Just being honest.
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