If there’s one rule in Hollywood, it’s that they will run any idea into the ground. The latest genre on Hollywood’s resurgence bandwagon are supernatural thriller exorcism flicks (which I just say started with movies like ‘A Haunting in Connecticut’ and ‘Paranormal Activity’ since I’m too lazy to research further).
The most recent exorcism movie was ‘The Devil Inside’ reviewed here by our very own Michelle Ealey. ‘The Devil Inside’ may have been almost universally hated, earning only 7% on Rotten Tomatoes, but it made enough cash that other production companies are still riding that Devil-possession train all the way to the bank.
The latest movie to join the battle for your horror movie dollar is ‘The Cloth’ from Bethesda Films. Luckily, from the synopsis of ‘The Cloth’, this one isn’t taking itself too seriously and may actually be much better for it. If nothing else, it’s got cult actor Danny Trejo (‘Machete’) in a starring role again.
According to the synopsis, ‘The Cloth’, “is a thriller centered on a secret organization formed by the Catholic Church to counteract the rising cases of demonic possessions across the country. With the arrival of the Devil’s General Kasdeya on earth, the members of the Cloth have only seven days to stop the crossover of the ultimate evil into our realm. To stop Beelzebub’s arrival, their mission depends on Jason (Kyler Willett), a young godless man, to lead the next generation of Cloth members before the Devil and his armies walk the earth.”
So ‘The Cloth’ is basically a bunch of bad-ass BPRD/Hellboy types taking on the devil as he tries to invade Earth. To make it all the more fun, in addition to Trejo and Willet, ‘The Cloth’ stars Eric Roberts (‘The Dark Knight’), Rachele Brooke Smith (‘Burlesque’), and Steven Brand (‘The Scorpion King’). ‘The Cloth’ is set to be released sometime in 2012, but there is no exact date as of yet.
What a list of b-movie actors! I’d watch it just for the fact that it’s Trejo and Roberts taking on the Devil!
What do you think? Is this going to be a good movie? One of those that’s so bad that it’s awesome? Or just plain horrible? Comment below and let us know.