Accidental Exorcist Conjures Good and Evil with Supernatural Horror
Accidental Exorcist Film Details
Director: Daniel Falicki
Release Date: June 24, 2016
Release Format: Theatrical, VOD
Horror Sub-Genre: Horror, Thriller
All Richard really wants is to finish his book but fate dealt him a very strange hand – he is a natural born Exorcist. In fact, he is the best there ever was and with possessions on the rise across the city, he’s booked solid. Reluctantly, he faces the fact that performing exorcisms is the only thing he’s truly good at even though it’s wearing him down and making his life utterly miserable. Case after case, he stares evil incarnate in the face, taking on satanic forces to help those in need. However he soon finds his power may also come with a cost to his own soul and must find a way to finally save himself before time runs out.
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“The Accidental Exorcist” is a supernatural Horror story. A film that presents the classic good versus evil formula. Evil, in this case, comes in the form of demonic entities. As many are familiar, these entities infiltrate weak minded individuals. This concept finds employment both metaphorically and figuratively within the film. The protagonist Richard Vanuk (portrayed by Daniel Falicki) is an exorcist for hire. Vanuk, is the stereotypical character masked under a shroud of self-loathing pity. The metamorphosis to these character types occurs throughout the narrative.
This concept to “The Accidental Exorcist” is well written. Yet the transfer of said concept falls apart. “The Accidental Exorcist” delivers ebb and flow with its fluidity. Certain production aspects were noteworthy. Yet, other components were a travesty in execution. With this in mind, the quality to “The Accidental Exorcist” treks into B-movie territory. “The Accidental Exorcist” may have offered a pleasing viewing experience. Keen accentuation should have gone into the orchestration from script to screen. Daniel Falicki delivers an interesting concept to Horror. Despite the flaws, herein lies a creative artistry of terror-ific imagination. “The Accidental Exorcist” does offer a pleasing viewing experience for the production level presented.
Several are the aspects that push “The Accidental Exorcist” in a positive direction. For instance, the narrative is engaging. The demonic possession concept finds itself oversaturated. Attribution focuses on the recent slew of films and television shows. Writers Warren Croyle, Sheri Beth Dusek, and Daniel Falicki composed a solid screenplay. The narrative would make for an intense novel or graphic novel for that matter. The protagonist is well-structured with internal and external conflict. Adding a unique blend of comedy and intensity are the supporting cast.
Viewers will enjoy the atmospheric tension within “The Accidental Exorcist”. Employed is the creepiness factor. When executed it presents itself with entertaining capacity. Yet, these scenes were few and far between. The practical effects were simplistic in nature. There is only a few key scene in which the make-up applications shined. The drunkard aesthetic applied to actor Daniel Falicki is superb.
Problems lie within the dialogue and exchange thereof. These flaws make its presence known within the opening frame of the film. Time-wasting exchanges were a plenty. Most interactions offered little towards storyline contribution. The acting quality was at times questionable. An amateurish level of acting experience is evident.
The sound effects were horrendous in quality and originality. Samples, especially that of “demonic” origin had familiarity from other film sources.
Attention to continuity was not employed and this becomes evident with the viewer. It is one thing to act a scene, it is another to act and play the audience for the fool. For instance, a character would drink from a beverage container (with overexaggerated acting). Once this beverage container come into frame its contents remain untouched.
[box type=”shadow” align=”” class=”” width=””]Rating Score: 0-10 Avoid | 11-20 Mediocre | 21-30 Good | 31-40 Average | 41-50 Satisfactory | 51-60 Stunning | 61-70 Terrific | 71-80 Must See | 81-90 Amazing | 91-100 Impressive [/box]