The Horror Honeys: Honey Buzz ~ Trailer for THE VATICAN TAPES

Honey Buzz ~ Trailer for THE VATICAN TAPES

As someone who has voraciously consumed as many possession films as I can get my hands on, there's really nothing that I don't like about this little side-section of the Supernatural Horror subgenre. Yes, they can be formulaic, yes, they can get repetitive, and yes, everyone wants to make the next Exorcist...


But hey... Ultimately, I'm really just happy to have a new possession film to watch.

Was I expecting a Found Footage film? Kinda. Would I have preferred a documentary style approach? Totally.

This *is* a great shot.
SYNOPSIS: THE VATICAN TAPES follows the ultimate battle between good and evil - God versus Satan. Angela Holmes (Olivia Taylor Dudley - Chernobyl Diaries) is an ordinary 27-year-old (rich, white, blonde... y'know.) until she begins to have a devastating effect on anyone close, causing serious injury and death (this sentence makes zero sense...). Holmes is examined and possession is suspected, but when the Vatican is called upon to exorcise the demon, the demonic entity proves to be an ancient satanic force more powerful than ever imagined (isn't it always?). It's all up to Father Lozano (Michael Peña - Fury) to wage war for more than just Angela's soul, but for the world as we know it (Again? Sigh.).

What's in the trailer: Thanks to Lionsgate, everything is the trailer. EVERYTHING. The lead up to the possession showing how "perfect" Angela's life is pre-possession so we feel awful for her, the freaky things that happen while she's possessed (including a pretty great shoulder dislocation), most of the jump scares, a lot of fire (which I'm assuming is the climax of the film) and a CGI/contact lense gag that really should have been left out of the trailer and kept as a surprise/creepy moment for the film instead. 

I like this one.
The Vatican Tapes is scheduled for a July 24th release date... 

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