The chilling thriller Deliver Us From Evil is dominating streaming right now.
Fall is finally here and you know what that means, right? And no, we’re not talking about pumpkin spice lattes or caramel apples (although those are pretty awesome!). Instead, we’re talking about horror movies that should be enjoyed at the creepiest time of the year: Halloween. That’s right, it’s officially time to trick-or-treat with a bunch of scary movies, and we might just have the perfect gore ticket for you. Don’t just take it from us, though, as the feature is also dominating streaming right now.
In particular, the chilling thriller is 2014’s Deliver Us From Evil, which managed to climb into Hulu’s top 10 most watched movies. According to FlixPatrol, the diabolical horror pic has taken the fourth spot across the entire streaming platform and is up two spots from the previous day.
Directed by horror writer Scott Derrickson, who helmed other acclaimed genre classics such as 2005’s The Exorcism of Emily Rose and 2012’s rather excellent Sinister, Deliver Us From Evil is an unusual blend of exorcism-based horror and crime thriller drama. You see, the story is actually based on the true stories of a New York sergeant who ended up quitting the police force in an effort to help priests with exorcisms.
In fact, the film’s marketing confirms that the picture’s narrative is loosely based on an autobiographical non-fiction book called Beware The Night, written by former NYPD officer Ralph Sarchie and US-based journalist Lisa Collier Cool. Pretty creepy, huh?
While Deliver Us From Evil was a box office success (it managed to earn $87.9 million at the worldwide box office on a $30 million budget), its critical reception was largely a failure. On Rotten Tomatoes, Deliver Us From Evil holds a disappointingly poor 29% Critics Score, while regular Joes pegged it at a slightly more pleasant 42% Audience Score.
However, while it’s Halloween time and you’re craving a supernatural chiller to watch, Deliver Us From Evil might fit the bill just fine. Or you could just give it a miss and watch one of the director’s most acclaimed works. The choice is ultimately yours.