If you read my ‘Best Of 2016’ list, then you know that the Korean horror film The Wailing sat proudly atop it. There wasn’t much I could find wrong with this movie – except that I felt uncomfortable every time they called the stranger in the town ‘The Jap’. Speaking of uncomfortable, no scene in recent memory (except maybe something in Baskin) made me as uncomfortable and creeped out as the exorcism scene in The Wailing.
If you haven’t seen the movie, then I maybe wouldn’t watch the following clip. But, if you are the type that likes things spoiled for them – then by all means click away!
I don’t know much about exorcisms or the right/wrong way to conduct them, but dammit if that shaman wasn’t giving it his all! You get an ‘A’ for effort, my good man. More specifically, this whole scene gets an ‘A’ as the back and forth scenes between the shaman attempting to exorcise a demon from the little girl and the stranger (or Jap) performing his own ritual to try and stop it are about as mesmerizing and creepy as filmmaking can get. Literally felt hypnotized as I watched this. And then felt uneasy and dirty because it gave me the creeps and I felt the need for a shower afterwards. Please see The Wailing if you haven’t already, and please hire that shaman if you need some good exorcism work done!
The other week, I was restless and couldn’t sleep. So naturally what I do when I can’t sleep at night is turn on a horror movie. It calms me. It soothes me. It makes me urinate uncontrollably at times. As gross as that last thing sounds, I was confident that night that I would be able to control my bladder when I stumbled upon the 2014 movie, Deliver Us From Evil.
This was yet another in a long line or supernatural/possession movies, but this one was based on actual events! It was inspired by real accounts from a NYPD officer who……blah, blah, blah, blah. Who gives a shit, right? All of these movies are ‘based on actual events‘. The saving grace of Deliver Us From Evil was the ending exorcism scene. And what makes a good exorcism scene? Why, Jim Morrison of course! Yes, one of The Doors most popular songs “Break On Through (To The Other Side)” is used prominently here as a carved up man is trying to rid the demon that takes over him. Feel free to rock out with your demonic cock out below: