Although Warner Bros.’ 1973 adaptation of The Exorcist is an iconic piece of horror cinema, not one of the studio’s subsequent sequels ever actually managed to make all that a lot of a splash. Solely time will inform whether or not that additionally finally ends up being the case with Common and Blumhouse’s new trilogy of Exorcist options from director David Gordon Inexperienced, however the first trailer for The Exorcist: Believer positively makes it appear to be the revival’s cooking with fuel.
Set in the identical continuity as the unique movie, The Exorcist: Believer tells the story of how widower Victor Fielding (Leslie Odom Jr.) struggles to avoid wasting the lifetime of his younger daughter Angela (Lidya Jewett) after she and her pal Katherine (Olivia Marcum) vanish immediately someday solely to reappear days later seemingly possessed by demonic entities.
Victor doesn’t want any prior expertise with the supernatural to inform that one thing’s amiss with the women after they each present up with little reminiscence of the place they’ve been, and Angela takes to sneaking up behind him in the midst of the night time to say unusual issues. However when the women start to be overcome with convulsions and begin talking in inhumanly resonant, feral voices, some a part of Victor is aware of that his neighbor’s (Ann Dowd) recommendation to hunt out somebody acquainted with possessions is on the cash.
As scrumptious as it’s to listen to snippets of “Tubular Bells” sprinkled all through the trailer, it’s even higher to see Ellen Burstyn return as an older, wiser Chris MacNeil, who remembers effectively what it took to expel a demon from her personal daughter. It’s attention-grabbing to see that Believer’s story will revolve round two possessions which have some kind of widespread thread and contact on non secular practices outdoors of Catholicism that take care of demonic expulsion. However given how a lot of an affect the unique Exorcist has had on the horror style and its possession-focused subset, The Exorcist: Believer’s success is probably going going to hinge on simply how effectively it’s in a position to actually unsettle and disturb audiences.
The Exorcist: Believer is slated to hit theaters on October thirteenth.