AKA: Exorcist: The Beginning
Directed by: Renny Harlin
Starring: Stellan Skarsgård (Father Lankester Merrin), Izabella Scorupco (Sarah), Julian Wadham (Major Granville), Andrew French (Chuma), James D’Arcy (Fr. Francis), Ralph Brown (Sergeant Major)
Country: USA; Effed Up American Films
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Genres: Horror, Gruesome, Insects-Small creatures
Plot – Spoilers:
Father Lankester Merrin during his ex-priest phase is an archaelogist and is sent to uncover the purpose of an ancient church that’s been excavated in Africa.
If people didn’t dig around, they wouldnt stumble upon shit seems to be the moral of this tale, as it turns out that the church was built at the spot where Lucifer fell from heaven.
Exorcist 4 is an attempt to explain the backstory to The Exorcist (1973).