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Not a year goes by without a horror film with an exorcism theme unsettling moviegoers because demon possession is some pretty top notch terrifying stuff. The brand-new tale of “The Devil’s Light” joins the ranks of “The Conjuring” and the timeless ’70s classic “The Exorcist.” The next film, which centres on a nun rather than your traditional priest, explores religious institutions and a demonic invasion.
Here is everything you need to know to get ready for “The Devil’s Light” if that sounds like your idea of a good night.
The Devil’s Light Release Date and Where To Watch
On February 11, 2022, “The Devil’s Light” will be released in theatres. Why indulge in romance during Valentine’s Day when you may experience fear instead? The movie was supposed to hit theatres in January 2021, but Lionsgate had to move certain movies around because of pandemic delays and theatre closures.
What is The Devil’s Light?
A supernatural horror film involving demonic possession is called “The Devil’s Light.” A young nun named Sister Ann plays the role of the exorcist in the movie and feels that performing exorcisms is her vocation. Only priests are permitted to execute exorcisms, therefore the church tries to suppress this desire, but Sister Ann is unconvinced. She persists in her search, watching exorcisms, and when she comes across a disturbed patient she thinks she can help, she eventually tries to prove herself.
She also learns that evil is much more potent than she ever believed, in typical horror fashion.
The Devil’s Light Cast
Sister Ann is played by Jacqueline Byers in “The Devil’s Light.” Prior to playing Jillian Hayes, a science fiction author, on the CBS drama “Salvation,” Byers had participated in the David Tennant-starring thriller “Bad Samaritan.” Virginia Madsen, a veteran of the horror genre and the star of the first “Candyman,” co-stars with Byers.
One of his final performances was in the movie as Cardinal Matthews, played by the late Ben Cross. Prior to his passing away in early 2020, “The Devil’s Light” was filmed. Nicholas Ralph, Christian Navarro, and Colin Salmon from the television series “13 Reasons Why” also appear in the film (“All Creatures Great and Small”).
The Devil’s Light Director, Writer, and More
Director Daniel Stamm, who has experience with the exorcism horror subgenre, is the creator of “The Devil’s Light.” He directed the found-footage horror movie “The Last Exorcism” in 2010. Stamm has more recently helmed episodes of “Fear of the Walking Dead,” “Into the Dark,” and “Scream.”
Robert Zappia, who also wrote “Halloween H20: 20 Years Later,” wrote “The Devil’s Light.”
The Devil’s Light Synopsis
The official summary for “The Devil’s Light” is provided below while we wait for the movie’s trailer:
Sister Ann, a restless 25-year-old, who devoutly believes that performing exorcisms is her calling. But she is at odds with the institution’s traditions: sisters are not allowed to perform exorcisms, only priests. With the support of a mentor, a professor who senses her special gift, she is allowed to observe actual training sessions. Her desire to prove herself takes a personal turn when she meets one of the school’s most disturbed patients. During their harrowing encounters, Sister Ann comes face to face with a demonic force that infests the school and has mysterious ties to her own past. It is then that the power of evil and her own startling abilities are fully realized.