I’m not much of a fan of possession stories. They’ve always seemed extremely limited in potential, and what we’ve seen of them – at this point – suggests I might be onto something there. Sure, The Exorcist was a super creepy flick, and sure a few more have come along and impressed in the decades to pass, but ingenuity within the sub-genre seems to generally be an uncommon factor. Having said all that, I like to try and enjoy just about every flick I see, and I’ll be pulling for Rich Mallery and his latest flick, Holy Terror to win crowds over.
If you’re not familiar with the feature, take a peek at the trailer. It may be your thing.
Written and directed by Rich Mallery (SOCIOPATHIA) and executive-produced by Gregory Hatanaka (who helmed SAMURAI COP 2 from a script co-written by Mallery), HOLY TERROR stars MEATBALLS’ Kristine DeBell, Bruce Lee’s GAME OF DEATH’s Mel Novak, Lisa London (H.O.T.S., PRIVATE RESORT), Kelly Reiter (The Z Virus), Jesse Hlubik (MAY, ALL CHEERLEADERS DIE), Nicole Olson, Scott Butler (WIENER DOG INTERNATIONALS), and Vida Ghaffari (THE MINDY PROJECT, JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE).
Believing the strange disturbances in their home are their deceased son reaching out from the other side, Molly [Reiter] and Tom [Hlubik] ask a medium [London] to make contact. But instead of their child, the three accidentally invite a vengeful demon to cross over. After the demon violently possesses Molly’s younger sister [Olson], the couple enlists the help of a disgraced priest [Butler] and his mentor Sister Catherine [DeBell] to attempt a dangerous exorcism.