Russell Crowe to star in exorcist biopic.

That’s me, hedging my bets: “Russell Crowe Set To Star in a Supernatural Horror Thriller THE POPE’S EXORCIST.” Or possibly just managing my expectations. A biopic where there’s never anything overtly, unambiguously supernatural going on could still be pretty dang good, especially if Crowe’s playing the part of the exorcist. Indeed, you could even argue that this is the proper way to portray the life of real-life Vatican exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth.

But who am I kidding? I want clouds of brimstone, hot women impossibly crawling on the ceiling while hissing, and balefire erupting from cracks on the ground while Crowe’s yelling in Latin. I’m not ashamed of being a Philistine. Never have been, really. Besides, when you start with the title THE POPE’S EXORCIST, you’re kind of promising something that can live up to such a rocking title.

2 thoughts on “Russell Crowe to star in exorcist biopic.”

  1. I could go for the brimstone and crawling on the ceiling while Crowe acts as if nothing supernatural is going on.

    1. If the excess is inevitable, that’s the best way to handle it.
      As a visual metaphor.

      But then, I’m of the opinion that most modern horror movies are gross and stupid. So I’m obviously not likely to be the target audience.

      Or take the 1957 film Night of the Demon/Curse of the Demon. It’s brilliant. Right up until the last few minutes, when the producer demanded the demon be gratuitously shown for about 20 seconds of facepalm.

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