At the moment we are in a time when the horror film is once again one of the high-class genres that both the masses and cineaste audiences look forward to. “Nope”, “X” or “The Black Phone’ are good examples. The next highlight could await us with “The Devil’s Light”, although at first you might want to frown suspiciously: It’s – once again – about exorcism and possession.
This motif is certainly one of the most overused in horror cinema, but the German trailer for “The Devil’s Light” really makes you want more with its atmospheric pictures, clear character orientation and a fairly dense atmosphere. The film was directed by German director Daniel Stamm, who already proved with his 2010 “The Last Exorcism” that he is an extremely talented filmmaker.
The focus of The Devil’s Light (originally titled Prey For The Devil) is the young nun Sister Ann (Jacqueline Byers). She gets the unique chance to prove herself as an exorcist. This is so special because the Catholic Church actually forbids nuns from performing exorcisms. Due to the worldwide increase in the possessed, however, this position must now be adjusted to the circumstances.
Professor Quinn (Colin Salmon) recognizes a special gift in the young woman who has been surrounded by demonic powers all her life, so Ann has no choice but to agree. She is soon confronted with an extremely pronounced form of obsession – and has to face her own trauma as well…
It seems that director Daniel Stamm is trying to create a strong protagonist in “The Devil’s Light”. This is also made clear in the trailer by the fact that the focus is strictly on Sister Ann, which could combine classic horror cinema with a real character film. We can find out whether this is really the case in Germany on October 27, 2022, because that’s when “The Devil’s Light” starts in German cinemas.
Here you can watch the trailer again in the original English: