The Vatican Tapes


Action / Horror / Thriller


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Dougray Scott as Roger Holmes
Michael Peña as Father Lozano
Kathleen Robertson as Dr. Richards
Alison Lohman as Psych Patient
1.24 GB
23.976 fps
1hr 31 min
P/S 3 / 13

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Claudio Carvalho 6 / 10

Decent and Underrated Horror Film

In Los Angeles, Angela Holmes (Olivia Dudley) is a happy young woman, pride and joy of her father Colonel Roger Holmes (Dougray Scott) and in love with her boyfriend Peter "Pete" Smith (John Patrick Amedori). On her birthday party, she cuts her hand and Roger and Peter take her to the hospital. When she returns home, she has a seizure and they drive her back to the hospital. Then Angela is discharged but she pulls the wheel of the taxi causing a serious accident. She returns in coma to the hospital. Forty days later, she has no response and Father Oscar Lozano (Michael Peña) convinces Roger to unplug the life support system. Out of the blue, she awakes in perfect health. Soon Angela shows signs of demoniac possession and the Vatican sends Cardinal Bruun (Peter Andersson) to perform an exorcism to save her soul. Will there be time to save her body?

"The Vatican Tapes" is a decent and underrated horror film, one of the best about exorcism. The plot is based on Catholic beliefs but is engaging. Most of the cast is excellent and has good performances; maybe only Michael Peña has an inexpressive performance. The conclusion has an open end maybe with the intention of a sequel. But in general, "The Vatican Tapes" is satisfactory with an appropriate use of Handycam or surveillance video. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Exorcistas do Vaticano" (Exorcists from the Vatican")

Reviewed by Argemaluco 5 / 10

The Vatican Tapes

I was attracted by the idea of a horror film directed by Mark Neveldine, whose previous filmography includes the delirious and very entertaining films Crank and Crank: High Voltage (which he co- directed with Brian Taylor). Unfortunately, The Vatican Tapes ended up being a tedious horror film with a rancid screenplay which recycles every single cliché from the films about satanic possession: the tormented priest, the manifestations... No. I'm not going to waste time mentioning all the clichés, because we all know them by heart. It will be enough with saying that The Vatican Tapes is completely lacking of suspense and creativity. The performances are absolutely apathetic and lacking of conviction; not even the usually brilliant actors Michael Peña and Djimon Hounsou display any enthusiasm or credibility in their roles. Another problem from this movie is the fact that Neveldine employs extreme close-ups over and over again, creating an atmosphere which couldn't achieve the desired effect of anxiety; it just gets confusing and boring due to its visual monotony. In conclusion, The Vatican Tapes is a weak and unsatisfactory film, and I can't recommend it. If Neveldine wanted to experiment with horror cinema, he should have made Crank 3: Possessed; I'm sure that Chev Chelios wouldn't have stayed in his bed contorting himself waiting for a demon to consume him. In the Crank universe, Chelios possesses demons.

Reviewed by The Couchpotatoes 7 / 10

Certainly not the worst movie about possession like some want to make us believe

Here we go again with the negative reviewers. I wonder what's wrong with those people? You are not going to tell me that this is the worst horror movie you ever saw, because then you talk a lot of bull... Okay it's not the best movie about possession or exorcism but it sure ain't the worst one. You can not compare it with The Exorcist because that movie was one of the first one about that subject and for that time it had everyone on the tip of their chair. Linda Blair will probably remain the best actress as a possessed person but it doesn't mean that other actors can't play that role. I thought Olivia Taylor Dudley did a good job with her performance. Looking innocent and then pure evil, to me it all looked real, and that's what's it all about with movies like this one. I surely was entertained and I saw hundreds of worse horror movies then The Vatican Tapes. Don't believe the haters here because they don't know what they are talking about.

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