Friday, January 4, 2013
Lucifer's Unholy Desire
Genre - Horror/Thriller
Year Released - 2012
Running Time - 84 minutes
Directed by Cody Knotts
Written by Cody Knotts, Friday Pfender, and Vince Ruffalo
Cast Includes: Emily Cordes, Andrew Roth, Shawn Shelpman, and Camera Chatham Bartolotta (the film also features the vocal talent of Doug Bradley)
Rating: 4 Skulls
A worldly exorcist is ordered, by his boss, to investigate the death of a minister's wife.
But upon his arrival, he discovers that this is no ordinary death. The minister is under the influence of a young woman, who seems to have everyone in the church under her spell.
The exorcist quickly moves to stop the young woman and uncover her dark secret. In the process, he unearths that everyone involved has opened themselves up to demonic possession and oppression. But to stop the demon, he must first learn how the young woman became possessed and overcome opposition from both her father and the local police inspector.
When Jacob Wilcox, (played by Andrew Roth) a former navy seal who claims to be able to see demons, first arrives in town, we are introduced to the cast of characters: the local minister, Rev. Bill Thornwood, (played by the director) Sonia Reich (played by Camera Chatham Bartolotta) best friend of Rachel, the deceased wife of the minister, Sonia's son Tommy, (played by Shawn Shelpman) and Tommy's girlfriend Susie Schaefer (played wonderfully by Emily Cordes)
I do not believe that this film would have been as good, without Emily Cordes performance - she completely pulls it off!
In Wilcox's search for the truth, we are witness to the downward spiral of each of the characters, and the consequences of their flirting with evil.
Director Cody Knotts did an excellent job portraying a compelling story that keeps you riveted until the very end.
If you enjoy a good "possession flick" be sure to look this one up!