‘A virgin will give birth to Heaven and Hell’
Deliver Us is a 2023 American supernatural horror film about a team of priests investigating a nun’s supposed immaculate conception. Formerly known as Kill the Child.
Directed by Cru Ennis – making his directorial debut – and Lee Roy Kunz (Delirium; A Beer Tale) from a screenplay co-written by the latter and Kane Kunz.
The World’s Fair Pictures stars Maria Vera Ratti, Lee Roy Kunz, Aleksander Mikoš McCarthy, Hans Robert Varts, Alexander Siddig, Jaune Kimmel and Thomas Kretschmann.
When a nun in a remote convent claims an immaculate conception, the Vatican sends a team of priests to investigate.
Concerns grow that an ancient prophecy is about to be fulfilled: that a woman will give birth to twin boys – one the Messiah, the other the Antichrist – and the ensuing battle will determine the fate of the world…
“Deliver Us will impress religious horror fans looking for more brutal and stylistic fare. Ennis and Kunz may have been too ambitious, but it’s still an impressive feat that tries to break the typical priest-finding-his-faith-again mold. Plus I commend their creation of sexual tension between a lapsed priest and a nun.” ★★ Dread Central
“Between the many seriously underlit scenes and the rambling, somber and self-serious dialogue, I was at a loss, not about the point of this […] but about how this contrived, clunky narrative is going to get us there. As Catholic horror tales go, Deliver Us is more of a good-looking failure than a scary, thrilling or entertaining dive into Church arcana.” ★★ Movie Nation
” …some fascinating worldbuilding that overwhelmingly works, but sometimes falls closer to confusing than mysterious. Building on that confusion, Deliver Us doesn’t quite stick the landing in its final moments. But it’s so effective as an atmospheric religious horror movie punctuated by fantastic practical gore that it’s difficult to complain about it not meeting its full potential.” Screen Anarchy
Deliver Us premiered at the 2023 Popcorn Frights Film Festival on August 10, 2023. In the US, Deliver Us will be released theatrically in select locations and on demand (VOD) on September 29, 2023.
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