The Last Rite trailer: exorcism film gets November release in the US

The supernatural horror film The Last Rite, which marks the feature directorial debut of professional wrestler Leroy Kincaide, first caught our attention back in August when a teaser trailer was released and the film made its world premiere at Arrow Video FrightFest. Now a full trailer for the film has arrived online – you can check it out in the embed above – and Samuel Goldwyn Films has announced that they will be giving The Last Rite an On Demand and Digital release in the United States on November 26th.

Inspired by true events, Kincaide’s personal paranormal experiences, and the filmmaker’s love of movies like The Amityville Horror, Poltergeist, and The Exorcism of Emily Rose, this Nocturnal Pictures production has the following synopsis:

Lucy, a study from home medical student and sleep paralysis victim, moves in with her boyfriend and finds out all is not as it seems, when she falls prey to a demonic force hell bent on ripping her apart from within. Torn between sanity and the unknown, Lucy is left with no alternative but to contact a local priest, Father Roberts for help. 

With time running out and the dark force consuming her from inside, Father Roberts is forced to make a choice, do the right thing and get the church involved, or help Lucy by conducting his own exorcism against the will of the church. 

Bethan Waller (Red Bird), Johnny Fleming (Soho), Kit Smith (Echoes), Tara Hoyos-Martinez (Trust), Ian Macnaughton (Monty Python’s Flying Circus), David Kerr (The Crown), and Deborah Blake (Billionaire Boy) star.

Kincaide had this to say about the U.S. release of The Last Rite:

I feel incredibly excited and thrilled to have my debut feature film find its home with the prestigious Samuel Goldwin Films. After all the blood & sweat equity that has gone into making The Last Rite possible, it feels great that the American audience will soon be able to watch my tale of a supernatural horror.”

Kincaide produced the film with Chloe Chudasama.

Source: Arrow in the Head

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