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'The Vatican Tapes': EW review

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Bonnie Osbourne

The Vatican Tapes

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
91 minutes
Wide Release Date:
07/24/15
performer:
Olivia Taylor Dudley, Michael Pena, Dougray Scott
director:
Mark Neveldine
genre:
Horror, Thriller

We gave it a C

It’s been a few weeks since the last found-footage demonic-possession chiller, so it must be time for another. Wherever you are, Linda Blair, you have a lot to answer for. Olivia Taylor Dudley plays a young woman who becomes inhabited by Satan, forcing St. Peter’s to send a stone-faced emissary to rid her of her demons. With its whispering in ancient tongues, bendy double-jointed contortions, and holy water that stings, The Vatican Tapes is basically “Exorcism’s Greatest Hits” played by a schlocky cover band. C