Neveldine’s “THE VATICAN TAPES” Gets February Release

Mark Neveldine, one half of the maniac team that brought us some all time good times with the CRANK movies, has helmed a horror feature solo and it’s coming our way next winter.

THE VATICAN TAPES, starring Djimon Hounsou, Michael Peña, Kathleen Robertson, Olivia Taylor-Dudley and Tom Cody himself, Michael Paré, will hit Feburary 27, 2015 from Lionsgate, according to the filmmaker’s Twitter. The film follows the haunting tale of 27-year-old Angela Holmes (Dudley), an ordinary girl who begins to have a devastating effect on anyone close to her, causing serious injury and death. The local priest, Father Lozano (Peña), examines Holmes and believes she is possessed, but when Vicar Imani (Hounsou), and Cardinal Bruun (Peter Andersson) are called from the Vatican to exorcise the demon, it proves to be an ancient satanic force more powerful than they imagined.

TAPES in the title likely means found footage. If so, will the go-anywhere nature of the aesthetic match Neveldine’s more outrageous sensibilities (see above)? And will those sensibilities push the horror past typical exorcism tropes? Hopefully!

THE VATICAN TAPES shares February 2015 with delayed witchcraft horror adventure SEVENTH SON and the curious remake of POLTERGEIST from Gil Kenan. It’s likely we’ll see teasers from all, soon.

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