If you’re looking for an exorcism thriller that is not a slow burn but simply just goes for it, The Exorcism of God might be worth your time. I appreciated director/co-writer Alejandro Hidalgo’s willingess to push the envelope, and lead actor Will Beinbrink delivers a committed performance as a morally conflicted man of the cloth. Beinbrink talked to Deepest Dream about his love for the film, appreciation for Dead Poets Society, and also delivered some (in my opinion) wise thoughts on Bitcoin!!
Father Peter Williams’ (Will Beinbrink) devotion to God went down a dark path years ago during an exorcism, and now the proverbial chickens have come to roost. A young girl (María Gabriela de Faría) is possessed, and Father Peter calls upon his colleague Father Michael Lewis (Joseph Marcell) for help.
Father Peter Williams is also attempting to “exorcise” (pun intended) his past, which involved tragic experience while attempting to help a possessed woman (Irán Castillo). With a seemingly insurmountable evil presence at his doorstep, the Father’s fate, as well as the well being of his community, is in grave danger.
One of the things that I love about this movie is it is so epic in scope,” said Will Beinbrink, whose previous film credits include It Chapter Two and Manhattan Night. “We have scenes with hundreds of extras. There are scenes that you wouldn’t see in this type of horror movie unless it was made by a studio . . . this feels like a small movie in terms of the relationships of the core characters yet it is within a huge context of not only the church within the country but in an even larger global context of what the church does for the benefit of people. This is an incredible film for that reason – it has scope. It has magnitude in a way that people are not expecting from an exorcist movie.”
Joseph Marcell, María Gabriela de Faría, and Irán Castillo deliver solid work as well in The Exorcism of God, and I asked Beinbrink about collaborating with these talented actors. Check out my full interview with Will Beinbrink below!!