Evil Takes Root: The Curse of the Batibat (2020) preview

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Evil Takes Root: The Curse of the Batibat is a 2020 American horror feature film about a paranormal investigator who has to face an ancient evil demon.

Directed by Chris W. Freeman from a screenplay co-written with Aaron Mack, the Genre Labs-Elevate Pictures production stars Nicholas Gonzalez, Sean Carrigan, Stevie Lynn Jones and John Churchill.


Paranormal investigator, Felix Fojas (Nicholas Gonzalez) arrives in a sleepy Midwestern town to investigate the mysterious loss of his old lover, Amanda, and reconcile sins of the past. He quickly discovers she fell victim to the Batibat, an ancient evil demon that followed her home from the Philippines.

Now Felix must battle the forces of evil and unravel the mystery of the Batibat in order to save Amanda’s daughter, Sarah (Stevie Lynn Jones), from its hellish grip…


In the USA, Mill Creek Entertainment will release the movie on DVD + Digital on September 15th 2020.


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Cast and characters:

• Nicholas Gonzalez … Felix Fojas
• Sean Carrigan … Doctor Thane Noles
• Stevie Lynn Jones … Sarah Noles
• John Churchill … Sherriff Roy Garland
• Adetokumboh M’Cormack … Father Olawale
• Constance Brenneman … Mandy Noles
• Reagan Belhorn … Christina
• Thomas Downey … Father Weller
• Jane Mowder … Sister Rowan
• Laurence Hokes … Deputy Mullins
• Deanna Sherman … Miriam
• Jeffrey R. Newman … Deputy Gage
• Debbie Doebereiner … Sergeant Speakman
• Meghan Garber … Riley
• Chloe Garner … Fiona

Filming locations:

• Columbus, Johnstown and Mount Vernon, Ohio

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