No conspiracy here – just an exclusive look at Russell Crowe’s new horror flick, The Pope’s Exorcist

Described as The Exorcist meets The DaVinci Code, The Pope’s Exorcist melds horror and conspiracy. Inspired by the actual files of Father Gabriele Amorth, Chief Exorcist of the Vatican (Academy Award-winner Russell Crowe), the film follows Amorth as he investigates a young boy’s terrifying possession and ends up uncovering a centuries-old conspiracy the Vatican has desperately tried to keep hidden.

In honor of the film’s digital release, THS has an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip to share. Watch Crowe himself introduce you to his character Father Amorth below:

“The thing that actually surprised me when this project first came up is that there is actually a real job called the Chief Exorcist. That’s a real job in the Vatican,” Crowe says, explaining the film’s roots in reality.

(And aren’t the scariest stories based in a little bit of truth?)

The Pope’s Exorcist comes from writers Michael Petroni and Evan Spiliotpoulos. Julius Avery directs. In addition to Crowe, the film also stars Daniel Zovatto, Alex Essoe, and Franco Nero. Sony Pictures produces.

You can experience the twists, turns, and terrors of The Pope’s Exorcist today. The film is now available on digital. The Blu-ray/DVD will arrive soon after on June 13.

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