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Eric Bana battles bad ghosts in freaky new trailer for Deliver Us From Evil

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Mar 8, 2014, 9:08 AM EST (Updated)

When, in the whole history of horror cinema, has it ever been wise to peek under the bed in a dark room?   Exactly.  But it's still an effective scare no matter how you slice it.

Supposedly inspired by real-life events, Deliver Us From Evil was adapted from the 2001 cult novel Beware the Night, by Ralph Sarchie.  Sarchie, a veteran of the NYPD's 46th Precinct in South Bronx, chronicled evil doings based on his actual otherworldly police cases and occult investigations. 

Billed as "The Terrifying True Story of Demonic Possession and Exorcism in a City Under Diabolical Siege," the book has gone on in geek realms to gain notoriety as a pretty scary read.  This adaptation, directed by Sinister's Scott Derrickson and starring Eric Bana, Edgar Ramirez, Olivia Munn and Joel McHale, looks devilishly cool!

Here's the synopsis:

In DELIVER US FROM EVIL, New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramírez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Inspired by the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.

Deliver Us From Evil strikes theaters on July 2, 2014. 

Be good, grab some holy water and go watch this wicked-cool trailer.

(Via Geek Tyrant)