By Melvin Browne
The Devil Inside
On October 30, 1989, Maria Rossi (Suzan Crowley) committed 3 murders during an exorcism performed on her. The Catholic Church became involved, and she has since been in a Catholic psychiatric hospital in Rome.
In 2009, twenty years later, her daughter Isabella (Fernanda Andrade) and a film crew try to find a pastor/scientist to help Maria. Isabella starts to question whether this runs in families, as she fears she herself will one day be possessed. Maria’s possession proves to be unlike anything in the history of Christianity. A series of unauthorized exorcisms ensues. Everything goes horribly wrong, and the only piece of evidence is the footage caught by the film crew.
Beneath the Darkness
The terrifying secrets of a small town hero are exposed when a teenaged prank turns deadly in the tense psychological thriller Beneath the Darkness. In the film, Ely Vaughn (Quaid) is a pillar of the community in tiny Smithville, Texas. The town’s mortician, Ely has been revered since his days as the high school’s star quarterback. But since the tragic death of his wife two years earlier, Ely has withdrawn from his neighbors, while local teens spread stories of supernatural goings on at Ely’s mansion–which is also the funeral home.
When high school friends Travis (Oller), Abby (Teegarden), Brian (Lunsford) and Danny (Werkheiser) decide to check out the rumors, they are shocked to see the supposedly grieving widower dancing with a mysterious woman behind the curtains of his bedroom window. Their curiosity aroused, the four teens wait for Ely to leave the house before breaking in to investigate. But instead of finding clues to the woman’s identity, they stumble on a grotesque, long-hidden secret. The sadistic mortician next door will now stop at nothing to literally bury his past.