The Seventh Day Trailer Gives Us A “Training Day” For Exorcists
Exorcism movies have been a staple of horror cinema for decades, but that doesn’t mean filmmakers run out of room to put their own spin on stories of priests rolling up their sleeves and battling with representatives of Hell. himself. The seventh daythe new feature from writer/director Justin P. Lange (darkness) is the latest film to come and offer a new perspective on the subgenre, taking the time-honored Old Priest/Young Priest dynamic and giving it a new energy.
The seventh day stars Vadhir Derbez as Father Daniel, a priest new to exorcism who is tasked with teaming up with Father Peter (Guy Pearce), who is described as “the best exorcist there is.” As the two holy men get to know each other, Father Peter makes it very clear that he is good at what he does because he is willing to run towards evil, not run away from it, and because he knows that exorcism goes far beyond memorizing prayers. . It’s dirty, scary, and unstable work, and the job proves him right when the two priests encounter something unlike anything they’ve seen before: a young boy, fresh from a mass murder, full of of the most powerful possession Father Peter had ever seen.
Check out the trailer below:
Of course, pairing a rookie priest with an experienced exorcist isn’t necessarily a new invention, or putting a scary kid at the center of the action, but there is a scary training day atmosphere that crosses the trailer for The seventh day, carried by the undeniable charisma of Pearce. Throw in a supporting cast that includes heavy hitters like Keith David and Stephen Lang and you’ve got a religious horror experience that’s hard to pass up.
The seventh day struck a US distribution rights deal with Vertical Entertainment and Redbox Entertainment last month, and it will hit our screens in a few weeks. The film is set to hit select theaters and on-demand services on March 26. Check out some production photos and key artwork in the gallery below…