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19. The Vatican Tapes

Release Year: 2015

Written By: Christopher Borrelli

Directed By: Mark Neveldine

Starring: Olivia Taylor Dudley, Kathleen Robertson, Michael Peña, Djimon Hounsou, Dougray Scott, John Patrick Amedori

It wouldn’t be a horror movie marathon without the token scarer that centers on satanic possession, evil spirits, and demonic imagery that won’t leave your mind for weeks on end. To tick that box of remarkably haunting horror films, we have The Vatican Tapes.

After suffering a minor cake-cutting injury while celebrating her birthday (it always starts out so innocently), Angela (Olivia Taylor Dudley) becomes possessed by an all-consuming, ancient satanic power. The Vatican reviews her case, but Father Lozano (Michael Peña) must perform the exorcism that could save the world.

From the director of Crank and Gamer, the 2015 limited release stars The Magicians’ Olivia Taylor Dudley. The Vatican Tapes might not deliver the up-all-night frights hardcore horror movie buffs are accustomed to. But for the casual viewer just dipping their toe in the pool of exorcism movies, it’ll make your blood pressure rise.