Holy Terror – USA, 2017

‘The Devil is real.’

Holy Terror is a 2017 American supernatural horror film written and directed by Rich Mallery (Sociopathia). The CineRidge Entertainment production stars Kelly Lynn Reiter, Jesse Hlubik and Kristine DeBell.

Believing their deceased son isn’t at peace, Molly and Tom ask a medium to make contact. But after they invite a vengeful demon to cross over, the couple must enlist the help of a disgraced priest to attempt a dangerous exorcism…

During production, writer/director Rich Mallery commented: “There has been a resurgence of exorcism/possession-type movies, so it’s a little challenging to give audiences something they haven’t seen before. But we have a few tricks up our sleeve that are going to make Holy Terror stand apart from the crowd. Plus, we’re going for a real late-’70s/early-’80s feel. Films like The Changeling, The Amityville Horror and of course the original Exorcist are huge influences on this project…”

The film is currently available on VOD and Amazon Prime.


“The film is a derivative mix of plot threads and themes found in William Friedkin’s film and as such, at least for this reviewer, is just as dull. Don’t get me wrong, I can appreciate Holy Terror on a purely filmmaking level, the production values, acting, etc. but as a slice of terrifying horror? Not so much.” Phil Wheat, Nerdly

“It’s a dullish story in which very little happens of note and it does feel padded out to endless lengths. A little make up is the limit of the FX you’ll see here. There’s a semi-decent twist ending that’s delivered too late, but no real power or atmosphere at any point.” Leofwine_draca, IMDb.com

Main cast:

  • Kristine DeBell
  • Lisa London
  • Mel Novak
  • Vida Ghaffari
  • Kelly Reiter
  • Bogdan Szumilas
  • Jesse Hlubik
  • Scott Butler
  • Joseph Kelbie Williamson

Running time: 77 minutes

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Categories: 2017, exorcism, possession, religious horror, supernatural

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